Thomas Jefferson

1743 - 1826

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.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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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.

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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 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.

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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.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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