Thomas Jefferson

1743 - 1826

A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on anger

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

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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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.

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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 freedom and security

The man who would choose security over freedom deserves neither.

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on benevolence, friendship, and life

But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life; and thanks to a benevolent arrangement of things, the greater part of life is sunshine.

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on retirement

Whether I retire to bed early or late, I rise with the sun. [Mr. Jefferson rose early everyday for 50 years.]

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on world

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Whenever you are to do a thing, though it can never be known but to yourself, ask yourself how you would act were all the world looking at you, and act accordingly.

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