40 Useful Thomas Jefferson Quotes

Here are a list of Thomas Jefferson quotes.

“A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.”

“Be polite to all, but intimate with few.”

“Delay is preferable to error.”

“He who knows best knows how little he knows.”

“I cannot live without books.”

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

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

“It is in our lives and not our words that our religion must be read.”

“It takes time to persuade men to do even what is for their own good.”

“Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.”

“Never spend your money before you have earned it.”

“The moment a person forms a theory, his imagination sees in every object only the tracts which favor that theory.”

“When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred.”

“Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching.”

“I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.”

“In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.”

“It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.”

“Only aim to do your duty, and mankind will give you credit where you fail.”

“Truth is certainly a branch of morality and a very important one to society.”

“I find that he is happiest of whom the world says least, good or bad.”

“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.”

“Don’t talk about what you have done or what you are going to do.”

“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.”

“Always take hold of things by the smooth handle.”

“Speeches that are measured by the hour will die with the hour.”

“The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave.”

“Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very fast.”

“When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.”

“The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.”

“Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.”

“The advertisement is the most truthful part of a newspaper.”

“The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.”

“The good opinion of mankind, like the lever of Archimedes, with the given fulcrum, moves the world.”

“Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it.”

“Experience demands that man is the only animal which devours his own kind, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor.”

“I have no ambition to govern men; it is a painful and thankless office.”

“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.”

“Information is the currency of democracy.”

“One man with courage is a majority.”

“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.”

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