Thomas Jefferson

1743 - 1826

A Quote by Thomas Jefferson

Is it the Fourth?

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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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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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on trouble

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Thomas Jefferson's Decalogue of Canons II. Never trouble another for what you can do yourself.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on money

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Thomas Jefferson's Decalogue of Canons III. Never spend your money before you have it.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on democracy and information

Information is the currency of democracy.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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