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When you dig into the depths of these Thomas Jefferson quotes you can almost hear him (in Virginia) speaking at the Continental Congress during the beginning of the American Revolution.

Thomas Jefferson quotes will leave an impression on most readers.

When a man assumes a public trust he should consider himself a public property.
-Thomas Jefferson

Where the press is free and every man able to read, all is safe.
-Thomas Jefferson

Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.
-Thomas Jefferson

We may consider each generation as a distinct nation, with a right, by the will of its majority, to bind themselves, but none to bind the succeeding generation, more than the inhabitants of another country.
-Thomas Jefferson

The world is indebted for all triumphs which have been gained by reason and humanity over error and oppression.
-Thomas Jefferson

We did not raise armies for glory or for conquest.
-Thomas Jefferson

We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a featherbed.
-Thomas Jefferson

War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses.
-Thomas Jefferson

To penetrate and dissipate these clouds of darkness, the general mind must be strengthened by education.
-Thomas Jefferson

To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.
-Thomas Jefferson

Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.
-Thomas Jefferson

There is not a truth existing which I fear... or would wish unknown to the whole world.
-Thomas Jefferson

There is not a sprig of grass that shoots uninteresting to me.
-Thomas Jefferson

There is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents.
-Thomas Jefferson

We never repent of having eaten too little.
-Thomas Jefferson

I am an Epicurean. I consider the genuine (not the imputed) doctrines of Epicurus as containing everything rational in moral philosophy which Greek and Roman leave to us.
-Thomas Jefferson

Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories.
-Thomas Jefferson

Experience demands that man is the only animal which devours his own kind, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor.
-Thomas Jefferson

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.
-Thomas Jefferson

Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal 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.
-Thomas Jefferson

For a people who are free, and who mean to remain so, a well-organized and armed militia is their best security.
-Thomas Jefferson

Force is the vital principle and immediate parent of despotism.
-Thomas Jefferson

Friendship is but another name for an alliance with the follies and the misfortunes of others. Our own share of miseries is sufficient: why enter then as volunteers into those of another?
-Thomas Jefferson

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

He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.
-Thomas Jefferson

I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them but to inform their discretion.
-Thomas Jefferson

I abhor war and view it as the greatest scourge of mankind.
-Thomas Jefferson

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

Thomas Jefferson quotes are among some of my favorite quotations. Thomas Jefferson quotes can transform ones thinking.

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