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This last page of Thomas Jefferson quotes brings to a close a full family of views on the thinking of Thomas Jefferson.

As the principal architect of the Declaration of Independence there is no surprise that there would be Thomas Jefferson quotes.

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In truth, politeness is artificial good humor, it covers the natural want of it, and ends by rendering habitual a substitute nearly equivalent to the real virtue.
-Thomas Jefferson

I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.
-Thomas Jefferson

I never will, by any word or act, bow to the shrine of intolerance or admit a right of inquiry into the religious opinions of others.
-Thomas Jefferson

I own that I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive.
-Thomas Jefferson

I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
-Thomas Jefferson

I think with the Romans, that the general of today should be a soldier tomorrow if necessary.
-Thomas Jefferson

I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.
-Thomas Jefferson

I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led, and bearding every authority which stood in their way.
-Thomas Jefferson

I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it.
-Thomas Jefferson

If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
-Thomas Jefferson

If God is just, I tremble for my country.
-Thomas Jefferson

If there is one principle more deeply rooted in the mind of every American, it is that we should have nothing to do with conquest.
-Thomas Jefferson

In defense of our persons and properties under actual violation, we took up arms. When that violence shall be removed, when hostilities shall cease on the part of the aggressors, hostilities shall cease on our part also.
-Thomas Jefferson

In every country and every age, the priest had been hostile to Liberty.
-Thomas Jefferson

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Money, not morality, is the principle commerce of civilized nations.
-Thomas Jefferson

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.
-Thomas Jefferson

So confident am I in the intentions, as well as wisdom, of the government, that I shall always be satisfied that what is not done, either cannot, or ought not to be done.
-Thomas Jefferson

Leave no authority existing not responsible to the people.
-Thomas Jefferson

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.
-Thomas Jefferson

It is more dangerous that even a guilty person should be punished without the forms of law than that he should escape.
-Thomas Jefferson

In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
-Thomas Jefferson

It is in our lives and not our words that our religion must be read.
-Thomas Jefferson

It is always better to have no ideas than false ones; to believe nothing, than to believe what is wrong.
-Thomas Jefferson

It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God.
-Thomas Jefferson

It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of others: or their case may, by change of circumstances, become his own.
-Thomas Jefferson

Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.
-Thomas Jefferson

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

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