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Compiled and Edited by
Spencer W. McBride
Editor, U.S. History Weekly
“I never considered a difference
of opinion in politics, in religion,
in philosophy, as cause for
withdrawing from a frien...
“We hold these truths to
be self-evident: that all
men are created equal;
that they are endowed by
their Creator with cert...
“I have seen enough of
one war never to wish to
see another.”
From a letter to John Adams,
April 25, 1794
“There is a natural
aristocracy among
men. The grounds
of this are virtue
and talents.”
From a letter to John Adams,
Octob...
From a letter to Edward
Rutledge, December 27,
1796
“I cannot live in a world
without books.”
From a letter to John Adams
June 10, 1815
“I set out on this ground
which I suppose to be self
evident, ‘that the earth
belongs in usufruct to the
living;’ that the...
“I have sworn upon
the altar of god eternal
hostility against every
form of tyranny over
the mind of man.”
From a letter t...
“Say nothing of my religion. It is known to God
and myself alone. Its evidence before the world
is to be sought in my life...
“Determine never to be idle. No person will have
occasion to complain of the want of time who
never loses any. It is wonde...
U.S. History Weekly is a publication delivered directly to YOUR EMAIL
INBOX every FRIDAY. U.S. History Weekly provides rea...
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Ten Thought-Provoking Thomas Jefferson Quotes

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Ten inspiring and thought provoking Thomas Jefferson quotes, including information and when and to whom he said them.

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  1. 1. Compiled and Edited by Spencer W. McBride Editor, U.S. History Weekly
  2. 2. “I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.” From a letter to William Hamilton, April 22, 1800
  3. 3. “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” From the Declaration of Independence
  4. 4. “I have seen enough of one war never to wish to see another.” From a letter to John Adams, April 25, 1794
  5. 5. “There is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents.” From a letter to John Adams, October 28, 1813
  6. 6. From a letter to Edward Rutledge, December 27, 1796
  7. 7. “I cannot live in a world without books.” From a letter to John Adams June 10, 1815
  8. 8. “I set out on this ground which I suppose to be self evident, ‘that the earth belongs in usufruct to the living;’ that the dead have neither powers nor rights over it.” From a letter to James Madison criticizing the new Constitution, September 6, 1789
  9. 9. “I have sworn upon the altar of god eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.” From a letter to Benjamin Rush September 23, 1800
  10. 10. “Say nothing of my religion. It is known to God and myself alone. Its evidence before the world is to be sought in my life: if it has been honest and dutiful to society the religion which has regulated it cannot be a bad one.” From a letter to biographer Joseph Delaplaine, December 25, 1816
  11. 11. “Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.” From a letter to his daughter, Martha May 5, 1787
  12. 12. U.S. History Weekly is a publication delivered directly to YOUR EMAIL INBOX every FRIDAY. U.S. History Weekly provides readers with fresh insights and commentary on America's past, from book reviews and recommendations to concise descriptions of important (but often little-known) events. Click Here to Subscribe for FREE
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