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30 thomas jefferson famous quotes

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Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743 (April 2, 1743 O.S.) – July 4, 1826) was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776) and the third President of the United States (1801–1809). He was a spokesman for democracy and the rights of man with worldwide influence. At the beginning of the American Revolution, he served in the Continental Congress, representing Virginia and then served as a wartime Governor of Virginia (1779–1781). Just after the war ended, from mid-1784 Jefferson served as a diplomat, stationed in Paris. In May 1785, he became the United States Minister to France.

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30 thomas jefferson famous quotes

  1. 1. Thomas Jefferson 30 Famous Quotes
  2. 2. I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever. 30 Thomas Jefferson Famous Quotes
  3. 3. Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits. 30 Thomas Jefferson Famous Quotes
  4. 4. 30 Thomas Jefferson Famous Quotes Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
  5. 5. Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. 30 Thomas Jefferson Famous Quotes
  6. 6. Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. 30 Thomas Jefferson Famous Quotes
  7. 7. 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. 30 Thomas Jefferson Famous Quotes
  8. 8. When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred. 30 Thomas Jefferson Famous Quotes
  9. 9. I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past. 30 Thomas Jefferson Famous Quotes
  10. 10. Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances. 30 Thomas Jefferson Famous Quotes
  11. 11. Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it. 30 Thomas Jefferson Famous Quotes
  12. 12. The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers. 30 Thomas Jefferson Famous Quotes
  13. 13. The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive. 30 Thomas Jefferson Famous Quotes
  14. 14. Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government. 30 Thomas Jefferson Famous Quotes
  15. 15. Be polite to all, but intimate with few. 30 Thomas Jefferson Famous Quotes
  16. 16. He who knows best knows how little he knows. 30 Thomas Jefferson Famous Quotes
  17. 17. History, in general, only informs us of what bad government is. 30 Thomas Jefferson Famous Quotes
  18. 18. I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another. 30 Thomas Jefferson Famous Quotes
  19. 19. Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it. 30 Thomas Jefferson Famous Quotes
  20. 20. Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very fast. 30 Thomas Jefferson Famous Quotes
  21. 21. It is always better to have no ideas than false ones; to believe nothing, than to believe what is wrong. 30 Thomas Jefferson Famous Quotes
  22. 22. Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching. 30 Thomas Jefferson Famous Quotes
  23. 23. Conquest is not in our principles. It is inconsistent with our government. 30 Thomas Jefferson Famous Quotes
  24. 24. Don't talk about what you have done or what you are going to do. 30 Thomas Jefferson Famous Quotes
  25. 25. Nothing is unchangeable but the inherent and unalienable rights of man. 30 Thomas Jefferson Famous Quotes
  26. 26. The spirit of this country is totally adverse to a large military force. 30 Thomas Jefferson Famous Quotes
  27. 27. It is more dangerous that even a guilty person should be punished without the forms of law than that he should escape. 30 Thomas Jefferson Famous Quotes
  28. 28. I find that he is happiest of whom the world says least, good or bad. 30 Thomas Jefferson Famous Quotes
  29. 29. The natural cause of the human mind is certainly from credulity to skepticism. 30 Thomas Jefferson Famous Quotes
  30. 30. Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning. 30 Thomas Jefferson Famous Quotes
  31. 31. In defense of our persons and properties under actual violation, we took up arms. When that violence shall be removed, when hostilities shall cease on the part of the aggressors, hostilities shall cease on our part also. 30 Thomas Jefferson Famous Quotes
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