Thomas Jefferson

1743 - 1826

A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on belief, happiness, power, and world

Perfect happiness, I believe, was never intended by the Deity to be the lot of one of his creatures in this world; but that he has very much put in our power the nearness of our approaches to it is what I have steadfastly believed.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on body and exercise

The sovereign invigorator of the body is exercise, and of all the exercises walking is the best.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on country, kindness, necessity, and wealth

The best hemp and the best tobacco grow on the same kind of soil. The former article is of the first necessity to the wealth and protection of the country. The latter, never useful.

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.

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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.

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on people

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He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Source: Declaration of Independence, 1776

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on duty, fear, good, government, men, and principles

No government can be maintained without the principle of fear as well as of duty. Good men will obey the last, but bad ones the former only.

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on government

That government is the strongest of which every man feels himself a part.

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on government

Those who bear equally the burdens of government should equally participate in the benefits.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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