All Quotes, Thomas Jefferson

30+ Thomas Jefferson Quotes

Thomas Jefferson, was a Founding Father of America. He was also a diplomat, architect, and an American statesman. Thomas Jefferson served as the third president of the United States. He is widely regarded as a leading spokesman for democracy and republicanism in the era of the Enlightenment.

This is a Quoteish quote tribute to the legendary leader and intellectual, Thomas Jefferson with 32 of his life-changing quotes on honesty, friendship, and justice.

Be polite to all, but intimate with few. - Thomas Jefferson
Honesty is the first chapter of the book wisdom. - Thomas Jefferson
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do. - Thomas Jefferson
History, in general, only informs us what bad government is. - Thomas Jefferson
Never trouble another for what you can do yourself. - Thomas Jefferson
On matters of style, swim with the current, on matters of principle, stand like a rock. - Thomas Jefferson
Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing. - Thomas Jefferson
The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers. - Thomas Jefferson
Equal and exact justice to all men, of whatever state or persuasion. - Thomas Jefferson
The whole art of government consists in the art of being honest. - Thomas Jefferson
There is nothing more unequal than the equal treatment of unequal people. - Thomas Jefferson
To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical. - Thomas Jefferson
Every day is lost in which we do not learn something useful. Man has no nobler or more valuable possession than time. - Thomas Jefferson
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it. - Thomas Jefferson
If you want something you've never had, You must be willing to do something you've never done. - Thomas Jefferson
Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry. - Thomas Jefferson
Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost. - Thomas Jefferson
Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations...entangling alliances with none. - Thomas Jefferson
When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty. - Thomas Jefferson
The only security of all is in a free press. - Thomas Jefferson
Those who expect to be both ignorant and free, expect what never was and never will be. - Thomas Jefferson
An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens. - Thomas Jefferson
An enemy generally says and believes what he wishes. - Thomas Jefferson
It is reasonable that everyone who asks justice should do justice. - Thomas Jefferson
A great deal of love given to a few is better than a little to many. - Thomas Jefferson
The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave. - Thomas Jefferson
Leave no authority existing not responsible to the people. - Thomas Jefferson
A little rebellion is good now and then. - Thomas Jefferson
Always take hold of things by the smooth handle. - 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
Peace, that glorious moment in time when everyone stops and reloads. - Thomas Jefferson
Everything yields to diligence. - Thomas Jefferson
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