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Thomas Jefferson quotes are educational and essential. Most people do not know that Thomas Jefferson was directly involved in setting up the Democratic-Republican Party.

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I am mortified to be told that, in the United States of America, the sale of a book can become a subject of inquiry, and of criminal inquiry too.
-Thomas Jefferson

I cannot live without books.
-Thomas Jefferson

I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.
-Thomas Jefferson

I find that he is happiest of whom the world says least, good or bad.
-Thomas Jefferson

I have no fear that the result of our experiment will be that men may be trusted to govern themselves without a master.
-Thomas Jefferson

I have seen enough of one war never to wish to see another.
-Thomas Jefferson

I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.
-Thomas Jefferson

Ignorance is preferable to error, and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing than he who believes what is wrong.
-Thomas Jefferson

Bodily decay is gloomy in prospect, but of all human contemplations the most abhorrent is body without mind.
-Thomas Jefferson

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.
-Thomas Jefferson

A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.
-Thomas Jefferson

A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks.
-Thomas Jefferson

A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government.
-Thomas Jefferson

A wise and frugal Government, which shall retrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.
-Thomas Jefferson

Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper.
-Thomas Jefferson

Always take hold of things by the smooth handle.
-Thomas Jefferson

An association of men who will not quarrel with one another is a thing which has never yet existed, from the greatest confederacy of nations down to a town meeting or a vestry.
-Thomas Jefferson

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

An injured friend is the bitterest of foes.
-Thomas Jefferson

Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every free state.
-Thomas Jefferson

Errors of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it.
-Thomas Jefferson

Books constitute capital. A library book lasts as long as a house, for hundreds of years. It is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, it is their only capital.
-Thomas Jefferson

Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto.
-Thomas Jefferson

Conquest is not in our principles. It is inconsistent with our government.
-Thomas Jefferson

Delay is preferable to error.
-Thomas Jefferson

Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition.
-Thomas Jefferson

Difference of opinion is advantageous in religion. The several sects perform the office of a Censor - over each other.
-Thomas Jefferson

Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it.
-Thomas Jefferson

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