Thomas Jefferson

1743 - 1826

A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on force and majorities

Great innovations should not be forced on slender majorities.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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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.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on exercise

Of all exercises walking is the best.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on war

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War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Source: The New Dictionary of Thoughts

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on democracy and work

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on government and people

The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government, and to protect its free expression should be our first object.

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on luck and work

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I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on luck and work

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I'm a great believer in luck, and I find that the harder I work, the more I have of it.

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on absence and beauty

But under the beaming, constant and almost vertical sun of Virginia, shade is our Elysium. In the absence of this no beauty of the eye can be enjoyed.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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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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