Thomas Jefferson

1743 - 1826

A Quote by Thomas Jefferson

Question with boldness even the existence of a god; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on doubt, facts, and fear

Doubts...often beget the facts they fear.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on circumstances

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

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on beginning, names, and wisdom

The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their rightful names.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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

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

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on imagination and theory

The moment a person forms a theory, his imagination sees, in every object, only the traits that favor that theory.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on books

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I cannot live without books.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on despair, feeling, hope, mind, society, and war

My views and feelings (are) in favor of the abolition of war - and I hope it is practicable, by improving the mind and morals of society, to lessen the disposition to war; but of its abolition I despair.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on ignorance

Ignorance is a poor tool in a battle of wits.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on principles

In matters of principle, stand like a rock. In matters of taste, swim with the current.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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