Thomas Jefferson

1743 - 1826

A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on caring, choice, debt, economics, government, happiness, independence, labor, liberty, and people

I place economy among the first and important virtues, and public debt as the greatest of dangers. To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our choice between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude. If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of caring for them, they will be happy.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on caring, choice, debt, economics, government, happiness, independence, labor, liberty, and people

To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must take our choice between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude. If we run into such debts, we must be taxed in our meat and drink, in our necessities and in our comforts, in our labors and in our amusements. If we can prevent the government from wasting the labor of the people under the pretense of caring for them, they will be happy.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on delay and errors

Delay is preferable to error.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on belief, good, mind, and pleasure

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on aim, duty, failure, and mankind

Only aim to do your duty, and mankind will give you credit where you fail.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on education, good, hope, liberty, people, and security

Above all things I hope the education of the common people will be attended to, convinced that on their good sense we may rely with the most security for the preservation of a due degree of liberty.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on success

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. . . in the full tide of successful experiment.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Source: First Inaugural Address, 4 March 1801

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on freedom and security

The man who would choose security over freedom deserves neither.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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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.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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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.]

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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