Thomas Jefferson

1743 - 1826

A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on friendship, honesty, nations, and peace

Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations - entangling alliances with none.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Source: First Inaugural Address, 4 March 1801

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on belief, constitution, feeling, instinct, and justice

I believe that justice is instinct and innate, the moral sense is as much a part of our constitution as the threat of feeling, seeing and hearing.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on existence, familiarity, language, writing, and youth

No instance exists of a person's writing two language perfectly. That will always appear to be his native language which was most familiar to him in his youth.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson

Is it the Fourth?

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Source: Last Words

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on eternity, god, mind, and tyranny

I have sworn upon the alter of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Source: 1800, Letter to Dr. Benjamin Rush

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on conviction, gifts, god, nations, people, security, and thought

Can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God?

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Source: Notes on the State of Virginia, 1781.

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on government, liberty, progress, and yielding

The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on liberty and time

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Source: Letter to W. S. Smith. 1787

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on eternity and liberty

The price of liberty is eternal vigilance.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Source: attributed to Jefferson

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson's Decalogue of Canons I. Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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