Thomas Jefferson

1743 - 1826

A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on existence, fear, truth, wishes, and world

There is no truth existing which I fear, or would wish unknown to the whole world.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on errors, freedom, mind, reason, and truth

This institution will be based upon the illimitable freedom of the human mind. For here we are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead, nor to tolerate any error so long as reason is left free to combat it.

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 direction

Were we directed from Washington when to sow, & when to reap, we should soon want bread.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on happiness, tranquility, and wealth

It is neither wealth nor splendor, but tranquility and occupation, which give happiness.

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson

This is the fourth?

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Source: last words

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on death, laws, nature, order, and punishment

It is not only vain, but wicked, in a legislator to frame laws in opposition to the laws of nature, and to arm them with the terrors of death. This is truly creating crimes in order to punish them.

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on liberty

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I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Source: to A. Stuart, 1791.

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on freedom, liberty, and losing

Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press and that cannot be limited without being lost.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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