«Life is not complex. We are complex. Life is simple, and the simple thing is the right thing.»Oscar Wilde

Thomas Jefferson Quotes

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«Religions are all alike- founded upon fables and mythologies.» — Thomas Jefferson
«When the people fear the government there is tyranny, when the government fears the people there is liberty.» — Thomas Jefferson
«The purpose of government is to enable the people of a nation to live in safety and happiness. Government exists for the interests of the governed, not for the governors.» — Thomas Jefferson
«I have recently been examining all the known superstitions of the world and do not find in our particular superstition [Christianity] one redeeming feature.» — Thomas Jefferson
«It is in our lives and not our words that our religion must be read.» — Thomas Jefferson
«I am increasingly persuaded that the earth belongs exclusively to the living and that one generation has no more right to bind another to it's laws and judgments than one independent nation has the right to command another.» — Thomas Jefferson
«I sincerely believe that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.» — Thomas Jefferson
«The dead should not rule the living» — Thomas Jefferson
«I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.» — Thomas Jefferson
«Though an old man I am but a young gardener.» — Thomas Jefferson
«A government big enough to give you everything you want is strong enough to take everything you have.» — Thomas Jefferson
«I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led.» — Thomas Jefferson
«The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.» — Thomas Jefferson
«And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.» — 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
«...in war, they will kill some of us; we shall destroy all of them» — Thomas Jefferson
«It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.» — Thomas Jefferson
«The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.» — Thomas Jefferson
«not to find out new principles, or new arguments, never before thought of . . . but to place before mankind the common sense of the subject, in terms so plain and firm as to command their assent, and to justify ourselves in the independent stand we are compelled to take.» — Thomas Jefferson
«Every Generation Needs a New Revolution» — Thomas Jefferson
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