Thomas Jefferson Quotes

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The selection of short Thomas Jefferson Quotes reflect the personality of the man behind the words. The famous nickname of Thomas Jefferson was the Apostle of the Constitution, referring to his role as a Founding Father and as the principal author of the Declaration of Independence.. The character and personality of this famous President is described as being wise and highly intelligent man, diligent, easy going, open and direct.

"It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness."

Thomas Jefferson Quotes
Thomas Jefferson was the 3rd President of the United States of America who served in office from March 4, 1801 to March 4, 1809. Learn about the man, his leadership and his presidency from his famous quotes. The list of Thomas Jefferson Quotes provides a unique insight of his personality and his presidency.

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"Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day."

Thomas Jefferson Quotes
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Thomas Jefferson Quotes

Quote 1: "When a man assumes a public trust he should consider himself a public property."

Quote 2: "One loves to possess arms, though they hope never to have occasion for them."

Quote 3: "All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression."

Quote 4: "Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty."

Quote 5: "If the present Congress errs in too much talking, how can it be otherwise in a body to which the people send one hundred and fifty lawyers, whose trade it is to question everything, yield nothing, and talk by the hour?"

Quote 6: "It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world."

Quote 7: "The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive."

Quote 8: "A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference."

Quote 9: "The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers"

Quote 10: "Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."

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