Thomas Jefferson

1743 - 1826

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.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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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.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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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.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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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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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on friendship and life

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

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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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