quotes of Thomas Jefferson; 584 quotes

"I hold it that a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical. It is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government."

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"How much pain worries have cost us that have never happened?"

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"One man with courage is a majority."

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"Money, not morality, is the principle commerce of civilized nations."

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"Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual."

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"It is our duty still to endeavor to avoid war; but if it shall actually take place, no matter by whom brought on, we must defend ourselves. If our house be on fire, without inquiring whether it was fired from within or without, we must try to extinguish it."

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"My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government."

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"The earth belongs to the living, not to the dead."

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"that is pretty good."

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"Beer, if drank with moderation, softens the temper, cheers the spirit, and promotes health."

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