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Thomas Jefferson Quotes And Sayings

25 Thomas Jefferson Quotes-This man was a uniquely inspiring president of the United States and an author. As an influential author, you can tell he was a sharp gentleman worthy of following. Sometimes, he could make statements that held deep meanings that are important to this day.

Let us take a look at a few of Thomas Jefferson Quotes

Exercise your mind

This Thomas Jefferson quote agrees that the dispositions of the mind, similar to the parts of the physical body, will acquire their strength through exercise. Exercise should not only be limited to the physical limbs but should also be extended to the unseen realm of the mind, this way you will become strong both in mind and in the body.

Trust and governments

You probably won’t come across a man who was in the government and yet stated great truths about the governments.

It is error alone that is desperately in need of the support of a government, truth is sufficient enough to stand by itself. Think about the crazy cover-ups, multitudes of conspiracies and scams all in the name of service to the citizens. And in the end, you realize it was all about profits and control.

25 Thomas Jefferson Quotes

“A little rebellion is a good thing.” Thomas Jefferson

“A room without books is like a life without meaning.” Thomas Jefferson

“A strong body makes the mind strong.” Thomas Jefferson

“An elective despotism was not the government we fought for.” Thomas Jefferson

“An enemy generally says and believes what he wishes.” Thomas Jefferson

“Difference of opinion is helpful in religion.” Thomas Jefferson

“Equal rights for all, special privileges for none.” Thomas Jefferson

“Every generation needs a new revolution.” Thomas Jefferson

“Everything yields to diligence.” Thomas Jefferson

“Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind.” Thomas Jefferson

“He who knows best knows how little he knows.” Thomas Jefferson

“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” Thomas Jefferson

“How much pain they have cost us, the evils which have never happened.” Thomas Jefferson

“I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” Thomas Jefferson

“I have great confidence in the common sense of mankind in general.” Thomas Jefferson

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

“Love your neighbor as yourself and your country more than yourself.” Thomas Jefferson

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

“Nothing is troublesome that we do willingly.” Thomas Jefferson

“One man with courage is a majority.” Thomas Jefferson

“Only aim to do your duty, and mankind will give you credit where you fail.” Thomas Jefferson

“Take not from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.” Thomas Jefferson

“To every obstacle oppose patience, perseverance and soothing language.” Thomas Jefferson

“Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching.” Thomas Jefferson

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

The rule of law

Ever wondered why some individuals seem to be above the common law? We’ll it didn’t start now, looks like the history of the law transgression is quite vast.

Laws made by common consent must not be trampled on by individuals.

Laws are made to govern everyone without exceptions at all times. However, it seems that Jefferson had realized that this was in theory alone.

Man is imitative

The quality of all education in a man is the inherent characteristic to imitate. Throughout his life, from birth to the death man is trying to do what he sees others do.

This seems like the core focus in life irrespective of race or religion.

Perpetual debt

We must not permit our leaders to bring upon us loads of perpetual debt. Debt and credit are synonymous and the financial risk they carry is substantial in the lives of citizens and their families. But worst of all is when the governments have actively burdened its citizens with debts. Sometimes it’s in the name of education; welfare and infrastructure. Often times, only a few individuals who benefit the most from these plans and the citizen is left with perceived value which is just that: perceived.


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