Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson – But friendship is precious, not…


“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.”
-Thomas Jefferson

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Thomas Jefferson – A strong body makes the…


“A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks.”
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Thomas Jefferson – Do you want to know…


“Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.”
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Thomas Jefferson – My reading of history convinces…


“My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.”
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Thomas Jefferson – It takes time to persuade…


“It takes time to persuade men to do even what is for their own good.”
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Thomas Jefferson – One loves to possess arms…


“One loves to possess arms, though they hope never to have occasion for them.”
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Thomas Jefferson – In truth, politeness is artificial…


“In truth, politeness is artificial good humor, it covers the natural want of it, and ends by rendering habitual a substitute nearly equivalent to the real virtue.”
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Thomas Jefferson – It is neither wealth nor…


“It is neither wealth nor splendor but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.”
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Thomas Jefferson – No government ought to be…


“No government ought to be without censors and where the press is free no one ever will.”
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Thomas Jefferson – Peace and friendship with all…


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

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