Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson Quotes and Sayings

Thomas Jefferson 3rd president of US (1743 - 1826)

Determine never to be idle...It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing. ~Thomas Jefferson

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

The happiest moments of my life have a been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family. ~Thomas Jefferson

It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself. ~Thomas Jefferson

That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves. ~Thomas Jefferson

Never fear the want of business. A man who qualifies himself well for his calling, never fails of employment. ~Thomas Jefferson

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. ~Thomas Jefferson

My views and feelings (are) in favor of the abolition of war--and I hope it is practicable, by improving the mind and morals of society, to lessen the disposition to war; but of its abolition I despair. ~Thomas Jefferson

Advertisements... contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper. ~Thomas Jefferson

The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers. ~Thomas Jefferson

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

I live for books. ~Thomas Jefferson

When angry, count ten before you speak; if very angry, a hundred. ~Thomas Jefferson

I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man. ~Thomas Jefferson

Delay is preferable to error. ~Thomas Jefferson

Be polite to all, but intimate with few. ~Thomas Jefferson

The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive. ~Thomas Jefferson

Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself. ~Thomas Jefferson

Health is worth more than learning. ~Thomas Jefferson

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

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

If our house be on fire, without inquiring whether it was fired from within or without, we must try to extinguish it. ~Thomas Jefferson

I have the consolation of having added nothing to my private fortune during my public service, and of retiring with hands clean as they are empty. ~Thomas Jefferson

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

The price of freedom is eternal vigilance. ~Thomas Jefferson

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

Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far. ~Thomas Jefferson

We confide in our strength, without boasting of it; we respect that of others, without fearing it. ~Thomas Jefferson