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Thomas Jefferson quotes

I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.

Nothing is unchangeable but the inherent and unalienable rights of man.

Taste cannot be controlled by law.

Bodily decay is gloomy in prospect, but of all human contemplations the most abhorrent is body without mind.

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

My theory has always been, that if we are to dream, the flatteries of hope are as cheap, and pleasanter, than the gloom of despair.

We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a featherbed.

An injured friend is the bitterest of foes.

Difference of opinion is advantageous in religion. The several sects perform the office of a Censor - over each other.

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

Politics is such a torment that I advise everyone I love not to mix with it.

No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden.

My only fear is that I may live too long. This would be a subject of dread to me.

The most successful war seldom pays for its losses.

I have seen enough of one war never to wish to see another.

That government is the strongest of which every man feels himself a part.

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

The world is indebted for all triumphs which have been gained by reason and humanity over error and oppression.

If there is one principle more deeply rooted in the mind of every American, it is that we should have nothing to do with conquest.

We never repent of having eaten too little.