The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.
Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)
Contributed by: Zaady
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.
Source: Letter to W. S. Smith. 1787
The price of liberty is eternal vigilance.
Source: attributed to Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson's Decalogue of Canons I. Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
Thomas Jefferson's Decalogue of Canons II. Never trouble another for what you can do yourself.
Thomas Jefferson's Decalogue of Canons III. Never spend your money before you have it.
Information is the currency of democracy.
I have seen enough of one war never to wish to see another.
Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations - entangling alliances with none.
Source: First Inaugural Address, 4 March 1801
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.
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