Thomas Jefferson

1743 - 1826

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.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on errors, government, needs, support, and truth

It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Source: Notes on Virginia

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on blindness, boldness, existence, fear, god, questions, and reason

Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on god and neighbors

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 friendship, presidency, and reputation

No man will ever bring out of the Presidency the reputation which carries him into it. To myself, personally, it brings nothing but increasing drudgery and daily loss of friends.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on government and people

. . . whenever any form of government becomes destructive . . . it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it...

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Source: Declaration of Independence, 1776

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on certainty, government, spirit, and wishes

The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Source: 1787, Letter to Abigail Adams

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson

No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Source: Draft Virginia Constitution, 1776.

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson

The sheep are happier of themselves than under the care of a wolf.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Source: Letter to William Stevens Smith [Nov. 13, 1787]

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