Thomas Jefferson Quotes

Thomas Jefferson was an American statesman, diplomat, lawyer, architect, philosopher, and Founding Father who served as the third president of the United States from 1801 to 1809.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Agriculture is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals, and happiness.
– Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

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

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Never spend your money before you have it.
– Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

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

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Every generation needs a new revolution.
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