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Thomas Jefferson Quotes

Money may not buy happiness, but it's better to cry in a Lamborghini
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A true friend is someone who accepts your past, supports your present and encourages your future
If cats could talk, they wouldn't
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I like me a little bit more when i'm with you
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results
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I meant to behave but there were too many other options
When we first met, i had no idea you would be so important to me
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Be yourself; everyone else is already taken
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I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past, so good night!  (Thomas Jefferson Quotes) I have the consolation to reflect that during the period of my administration not a drop of the blood of a single fellow citizen was shed by the sword of war or of the law  (Thomas Jefferson Quotes) We are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead, nor to tolerate any error so long as reason is left free to combat it  (Thomas Jefferson Quotes) I have ever deemed it more honorable and profitable, too, to set a good example than to follow a bad one  (Thomas Jefferson Quotes) What has been the effect of religious coercion? To make half the world fools, and the other half hypocrites  (Thomas Jefferson Quotes) State a moral case to a ploughman and a professor. The former will decide it as well, and often better than the latter, because he has not been led astray by artificial rules  (Thomas Jefferson Quotes) What country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance?  (Thomas Jefferson Quotes) Offices are as acceptable here as elsewhere, and whenever a man has cast a longing eye on them, a rottenness begins in his conduct  (Thomas Jefferson Quotes) Perseverance in object, though not by the most direct way, is often more laudable than perpetual changes, as often as the object shifts light  (Thomas Jefferson Quotes) That to compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical  (Thomas Jefferson Quotes) And to preserve their independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude  (Thomas Jefferson Quotes) The constitution, on this hypothesis, is a mere thing of wax in the hands of the judiciary, which they may twist and shape into any form they please  (Thomas Jefferson Quotes) What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure  (Thomas Jefferson Quotes) Politics are such a torment that I would advise every one I love not to mix with them  (Thomas Jefferson Quotes) It is, however, an evil for which there is no remedy, our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost  (Thomas Jefferson Quotes) If thinking men would have the courage to think for themselves, and to speak what they think, it would be found they do not differ in religious opinions as much as is supposed  (Thomas Jefferson Quotes) It is unfortunate for our peace, that unmerited abuse wounds, while unmerited praise has not the power to heal  (Thomas Jefferson Quotes) Monuments of the safety with which errors of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it  (Thomas Jefferson Quotes) All experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed  (Thomas Jefferson Quotes) The ordinary affairs of a nation offer little difficulty to a person of any experience, but the gift of office is the dreadful burthen which oppresses him  (Thomas Jefferson Quotes) If the freedom of religion, guaranteed to us by law in theory, can ever rise in practice under the overbearing inquisition of public opinion, then and only then will truth, prevail over fanaticism  (Thomas Jefferson Quotes) I am captivated more by dreams of the future than by the history of the past  (Thomas Jefferson Quotes) Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough is big enough to take everything you have... The course of history shows that as a government grows, liberty decreases  (Thomas Jefferson Quotes) I know it will give great offense to the clergy, but the advocate of religious freedom is to expect neither peace nor forgiveness from them  (Thomas Jefferson Quotes) Of all the cankers of human happiness none corrodes with so silent, yet so baneful an influence, as indolence  (Thomas Jefferson Quotes) History has informed us that bodies of men as well as individuals are susceptible of the spirit of tyranny  (Thomas Jefferson Quotes) The wisdom of our sages and the blood of our heroes has been devoted to the attainment of trial by jury. It should be the creed of our political faith  (Thomas Jefferson Quotes) My great wish is to go on in a strict but silent performance of my duty; to avoid attracting notice, and to keep my name out of the newspapers  (Thomas Jefferson Quotes) Were we to act but in cases where no contrary opinion of a lawyer can be had, we should never act  (Thomas Jefferson Quotes) Defamation is becoming a necessity of life; inasmuch as a dish of tea in the morning or evening cannot be digested without this stimulant  (Thomas Jefferson Quotes)
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