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Thomas Jefferson Quotes. Biography

“Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain cool and unruffled under all circumstances.”

“I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.”

“The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.”

“The policy of the American government is to leave their citizens free, neither restraining nor aiding them in their pursuits.”

“No man has a natural right to commit aggression on the equal rights of another, and this is all from which the laws ought to restrain him.”

“When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.”

“Shake off all the fears of servile prejudices, under which weak minds are servilely crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call on her tribunal for every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear.”

“The god who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time: the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them.”

“In matters of style, swim with the current;

In matters of principle, stand like a rock.”

“What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? ”

“I have sworn on the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.”

“I have never been able to conceive how any rational being could propose happiness to himself from the exercise of power over others.”

“I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.”

“Say nothing of my religion. It is known to God and myself alone. Its evidence before the world is to be sought in my life: if it has been honest and dutiful to society the religion which has regulated it cannot be a bad one. “

Quotes on Thomas Jefferson

I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered at the White House – with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.

John F Kennedy – Remarks at a Dinner Honoring Nobel Prize Winners of the Western Hemisphere. April 29, 1962

“The essential qualities of Thomas Jefferson were clarity, luminosity and vastness. Clarity, luminosity and vastness – these the Declaration of Independence embodies. Jefferson was the most divinely talented man of his time.”

– Sri Chinmoy

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