Thomas Jefferson

Country United States
Born Saturday, 13 April 1743
Quotes 165
Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743 (April 2, 1743 O.S.) – July 4, 1826) was the principal author of the United States Declaration of Independence (1776) and the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom (1777), the third President of the United States (1801–1809) and founder of the University of Virginia (1819). He was an influential Founding Father and an exponent of Jeffersonian democracy.
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He who demands mercy and shows none burns the bridges over which he himself must later pass. Uncategorized
War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses. Uncategorized
The natural cause of the human mind is certainly from credulity to skepticism. Uncategorized
If there is one principle more deeply rooted in the mind of every American, it is that we should have nothing to do with conquest. Uncategorized
The moment a person forms a theory, his imagination sees in every object only the traits which favor that theory. Uncategorized
I have seen enough of one war never to wish to see another. Uncategorized
We never repent of having eaten too little. Uncategorized
Speeches that are measured by the hour will die with the hour. Uncategorized
No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden. Uncategorized
I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it. Uncategorized
The way to silence religious disputes is to take no notice of them. Uncategorized
The earth belongs to the living, not to the dead. Uncategorized
Only aim to do your duty, and mankind will give you credit where you fail. Uncategorized
I think with the Romans, that the general of today should be a soldier tomorrow if necessary. Uncategorized
Politics is such a torment that I advise everyone I love not to mix with it. Uncategorized
Power is not alluring to pure minds. Uncategorized
How much pain they have cost us, the evils which have never happened. Uncategorized
We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a featherbed. Uncategorized
Truth is certainly a branch of morality and a very important one to society. Uncategorized
So confident am I in the intentions, as well as wisdom, of the government, that I shall always be satisfied that what is not done, either cannot, or ought not to be done. Uncategorized

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