Thomas Jefferson

1743 - 1826

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 government and history

History, in general, only informs us of what bad government is.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Source: ca. 1800

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on books, honesty, and wisdom

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on fear and hope

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I steer my bark with hope in the head, leaving fear astern.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on civilization, expectation, and nations

If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Source: 1816

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on creation, fighting, happiness, independence, liberty, life, men, and sacred

We hold these truths to be sacred and undeniable; that all men are created equal and independent, that from that equal creation they derive fights inherent and inalienable, among which are the preservation of life and liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Source: Original Draft, Declaration of Independence

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on certainty, happiness, liberty, life, and men

We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Source: The Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on assumptions, earth, god, laws, mankind, nature, people, politics, respect, and separation

When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Source: Declaration of Independence.

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on authors, fatherhood, freedom, independence, and religion

Here was buried Thomas Jefferson, Author of the Declaration of American Independence, Of the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, And Father of the University of Virginia.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Source: (Monticello, Virginia) {self-written}

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