Thomas Jefferson Quotes Page 2
Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching.
Let what will be said or done, preserve your sang-froid immovably,
and to every obstacle, oppose patience, perseverance, and soothing language.
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It takes time to persuade men to do even what is for their own good.
An enemy generally says and believes what he wishes.
As new discoveries are made, new truths discovered and manners and
opinions change with the change of circumstances, institutions must
advance also to keep pace with the times.
The loss of the power of taking exercise would be a sore affliction to me.
It has been the delight of my retirement to be in constant bodily activity, looking after my affairs.
Thomas Jefferson, The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Vol. VI. (of 9) ; Being His Autobiography, Correspondence, Reports, Messages, Addresses , and Other Writings, Official and Private
Our people in a body are wise, because they are under the
unrestrained and unperverted operation of their own understandings.
God bless you, and give you health, happiness, and hope,
the real comforters of this nether world.
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Never trouble another for what you can do yourself.
Be a listener only, keep within yourself, and endeavor to establish
with yourself the habit of silence, especially in politics.
Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations - entangling alliances
Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind
I find that he is happiest of whom the world says least, good or bad.
Ignorance is preferable to error, and
he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing than he who
believes what is wrong.
When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred.
Never spend your money before you have earned it.
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Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very fast.
Delay is preferable to error.
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Thomas Jefferson is probably the most quoted writer in American history,
as the ringing words of the preamble to the Declaration of Independence
are familiar to most Americans.
The influence of Peter Jefferson on his son's life was in some ways
arrested by his early death in 1757, at the age of forty-nine.
This was the first great tragedy of young Thomas's life.
Jonathan Sistine, Thomas Jefferson: The Failures And Greatness Of An Ordinary Man
The immortality of Thomas Jefferson does not lie in any one of his
achievements, but in his attitude toward mankind.
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