Thomas Jefferson

1743 - 1826

A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on argument, death, and reason

It is as useless to argue with those who have renounced the use of reason as to administer medication to the dead.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on ideas

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He who receives an idea from me receives instruction for himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine receives light without darkening me.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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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 family, home, and life

The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on america, books, crime, and sales

I am mortified to be told that, in the United States of America, the sale of a book can become a subject of inquiry, and of criminal inquiry, too.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on god, government, and neighbors

The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on dreams, future, history, and past

I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.

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.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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