Thomas Jefferson

1743 - 1826

A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on liberty, men, and timidity

Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of Liberty.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on liberty

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We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a featherbed.

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.

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson

Where the press is free and every man able to read, all is safe.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on age, country, and liberty

In every country and every age, the priest had been hostile to Liberty.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on honesty and principles

Every honest man will suppose honest acts to flow from honest principles, and the rogues may rail without intermission.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on belief, errors, ignorance, and truth

Ignorance is preferable to error, and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing, than he who believes what is wrong.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Source: Notes on the State of Virginia

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