Published on July 1st, 2009 | by Yellow Magpie2
Thomas Jefferson Quotes: The Former American President’s Wisdom
Thomas Jefferson Quotes Painting By Rembrandt Peale
Here is a selection of choice Thomas Jefferson quotes.
‘Always take hold of things by the smooth handle.’
‘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.’
‘Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper.’
‘But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.’
‘How much pain they have cost us, the evils which have never happened.’
‘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.’
‘I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.’
‘I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.’
‘I have no ambition to govern men; it is a painful and thankless office.’
‘I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.’
‘I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.’
‘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.’
‘It is more dangerous that even a guilty person should be punished without the forms of law than that he should escape.’
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