Quotes by Thomas Jefferson

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.
– Thomas Jefferson

In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
– Thomas Jefferson

I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
– Thomas Jefferson

Victory and defeat are each of the same price.
– Thomas Jefferson

It takes time to persuade men to do even what is for their own good.
– Thomas Jefferson

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

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
– Thomas Jefferson

I’m a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.
– Thomas Jefferson

An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens.
– Thomas Jefferson

A lawyer without books would be like a workman without tools.
– Thomas Jefferson

Christianity is the most perverted system that ever shone on man
– Thomas Jefferson

To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.
– Thomas Jefferson

If I am to meet with a disappointment, the sooner I know it, the more of life I shall have to wear it off.
– Thomas Jefferson

Cultivators are the most valuable citizens…they are tied to their country.
– Thomas Jefferson

I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.
– Thomas Jefferson

Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies.
– Thomas Jefferson

Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens. They are the most vigorous, the most independent, the most virtuous, and they are tied to their country and wedded to it’s liberty and interests by the most lasting bands
– Thomas Jefferson

Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it.
– Thomas Jefferson

No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden.
– Thomas Jefferson

On matters of style, swim with the current, on matters of principle, stand like a rock.
– Thomas Jefferson

Every generation needs a new revolution.
– Thomas Jefferson

That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves.
– THOMAS JEFFERSON

I find that the harder I nap, the more luck I seem to have.
– Thomas Jefferson

I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.
– Thomas Jefferson

When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty.
– Thomas Jefferson

Laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the general progress of the human mind.
– Thomas Jefferson

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 can be done if we are always doing.
– Thomas Jefferson

The hole and the patch should be commensurate.
– Thomas Jefferson

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
– Thomas Jefferson

A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.
– Thomas Jefferson

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