Thomas Jefferson

1743 - 1826

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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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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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on consequences, corruption, country, destruction, power, and wit

Our country is now taking so steady a course as to show by what road it will pass to destruction, to wit: by consolidation [of power] first, and then corruption, its necessary consequence.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on character, difficulty, and resolution

It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate - to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on army and danger

Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on force and majorities

Great innovations should not be forced on slender majorities.

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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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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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