Thomas Jefferson

1743 - 1826

A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on eternity and liberty

Eternal Vigilance is the price of liberty.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on circumstances, ethics, faith, generosity, interest, men, and nations

I have but one system of ethics for men and for nations-to be grateful, to be faithful to all engagements and under all circumstances, to be open and generous, promoting in the long run even the interests of both.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on anger

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When angry, count ten before you speak; if very angry, count a hundred.

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on attitude, earth, and goals

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on books

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I cannot live without books.

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on talent and words

The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on citizenship, good, hope, and resolution

I have come to a resolution myself as I hope every good citizen will, never again to purchase any article of foreign manufacture which can be had of American make, be the difference of price what it may.

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on ability, acting, anxiety, character, citizenship, concern, difficulty, duty, honesty, individuality, information, interest, knowledge, men, motives, necessity, time, and understanding

Of the various executive abilities, no one excited more anxious concern than that of placing the interests of our fellow-citizens in the hands of honest men, with understanding sufficient for their stations. No duty is at the same time more difficult to fulfil. The knowledge of character possessed by a single individual is of necessity limited. To seek out the best through the whole Union, we must resort to the information which from the best of men, acting disinterestedly and with the purest motives, is sometimes incorrect.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Source: Letter to Elias Shipman and others of New Haven, July 12, 1801.

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on circumstances

Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on courage and majorities

One man with courage is a majority.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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