Thomas Jefferson

1743 - 1826

A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on friendship, government, energy, and oppression

I own I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Source: Letter to James Madison, December 20, 1787.

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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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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 country, happiness, imperfection, perception, reason, and serenity

In every country where man is free to think and to speak, difference of opinion will arise from difference of perception, and the imperfection of reason; but these differences, when permitted, as in this happy country, to purify themselves by free discussion, are but as passing clouds overspreading our land transiently, and leaving our horizon more bright and serene.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on friendship and life

Friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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