Thomas Jefferson

1743 - 1826

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.

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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.

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on citizenship, duty, laws, nations, and obedience

Certainly one of the highest duties of the citizen is a scrupulous obedience to the laws of the nation. But it is not the highest duty.

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on country, culture, plants, and service

The greatest service which can be rendered any country is to add a useful plant to its culture.

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on exercise

Of all exercises walking is the best.

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