Famous Quotes by Thomas JeffersonCollection compiled by Catherine Pulsifer
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
We confide in our strength, without boasting of it; we respect that of others, without fearing it.
I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.
Don't talk about what you have done or what you are going to do.
It is always better to have no ideas than false ones; to believe nothing, than to believe what is wrong.
The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government, and to protect its free expression should be our first object.
A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.
Never fear the want of business. A man who qualifies himself well for his calling, never fails of employment. Always take hold of things by the smooth handle.
One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more.
It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.
A mind always employed is always happy. This is the true secret, the grand recipe, for felicity.
A strong body makes the mind strong.
Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
I cannot live without books.
But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.
It is more honorable to repair a wrong than to persist in it.
I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led, and bearding every authority which stood in their way.
The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it.
It is in our lives and not our words that our religion must be read.
I find as I grow older that I love those most whom I loved first.
Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
Good humor is one of the preservatives of our peace and tranquility.
Born: April 13, 1743
Died: July 4, 1826
Mr. Jefferson was the third President of the United States, He was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence.
Be inspired by these quotations by Thomas Jefferson:
knows best knows
how little he knows."
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