Thomas Jefferson

1743 - 1826

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.

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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.

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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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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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