Thomas Jefferson quotes

 quotes - When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty. Share

“When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty.”

— Thomas Jefferson

 quotes - In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Share

“In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.”

— Thomas Jefferson

 quotes - <p>Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.</p> Share

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.

— Thomas Jefferson

 quotes - The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time. Share

“The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time.”

— Thomas Jefferson

 quotes - I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another. Share

“I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.”

— Thomas Jefferson

 quotes - Taste cannot be controlled by law. Share

“Taste cannot be controlled by law.”

— Thomas Jefferson

 quotes - He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors. Share

“He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.”

— Thomas Jefferson

 quotes - The republican is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind. Share

“The republican is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind.”

— Thomas Jefferson

 quotes - I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it. Share

“I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.”

— Thomas Jefferson

 quotes - The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. Share

“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”

— Thomas Jefferson

 quotes - Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you. Share

“Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.”

— Thomas Jefferson

 quotes - I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. Share

“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.”

— Thomas Jefferson

 quotes - The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money. Share

“The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.”

— Thomas Jefferson

 quotes - I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man. Share

“I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.”

— Thomas Jefferson

 quotes - When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on. Share

“When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.”

— Thomas Jefferson

 quotes - Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto. Share

“Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto.”

— Thomas Jefferson

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

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

— Thomas Jefferson

 quotes - A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit. Share

“A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.”

— Thomas Jefferson

 quotes - Be polite to all, but intimate with few. Share

“Be polite to all, but intimate with few.”

— Thomas Jefferson

 quotes - I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past. Share

“I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.”

— Thomas Jefferson

 quotes - As our enemies have found we can reason like men, so now let us show them we can fight like men also. Share

“As our enemies have found we can reason like men, so now let us show them we can fight like men also.”

— Thomas Jefferson

 quotes - One man with courage is a majority. Share

“One man with courage is a majority.”

— Thomas Jefferson

 quotes - History, in general, only informs us of what bad government is. Share

“History, in general, only informs us of what bad government is.”

— Thomas Jefferson

 quotes - Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances. Share

“Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.”

— Thomas Jefferson

 quotes - Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it. Share

“Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it.”

— Thomas Jefferson

 quotes - If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be. Share

“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.”

— Thomas Jefferson

 quotes - When a man assumes a public trust he should consider himself a public property. Share

“When a man assumes a public trust he should consider himself a public property.”

— Thomas Jefferson

 quotes - No freeman shall be debarred the use of arms. Share

“No freeman shall be debarred the use of arms.”

— Thomas Jefferson

 quotes - If God is just, I tremble for my country. Share

“If God is just, I tremble for my country.”

— Thomas Jefferson

 quotes - An enemy generally says and believes what he wishes. Share

“An enemy generally says and believes what he wishes.”

— Thomas Jefferson