Thomas Jefferson Quotes

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

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I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led.

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I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.

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Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of Liberty.

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There is nothing more unequal than the equal treatment of unequal people.

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The whole art of government consists in the art of being honest.

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

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

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The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.

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Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.

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Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.

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I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.

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