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Whenever the people are well-informed

Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government.

– Thomas Jefferson

I cannot live without books

I cannot live without books.

– Thomas Jefferson

Whenever the people are well-informed

Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government.

– Thomas Jefferson

I cannot live without books

I cannot live without books.

– Thomas Jefferson

We never repent of having

We never repent of having eaten too little.

– Thomas Jefferson

The people cannot be all

“The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. … What country before ever existed a century and half without a rebellion? And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. 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

My God How little do

My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!

– Thomas Jefferson

The legitimate powers of government

“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

“Never spend your money before you have it.”
– Thomas Jefferson

My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!
– Thomas Jefferson

Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
– Thomas Jefferson

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
– Thomas Jefferson

My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!
– Thomas Jefferson

Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
– Thomas Jefferson

The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.
– Thomas Jefferson

I am opposed to any form of tyranny over the mind of man.
– Thomas Jefferson

The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
– Thomas Jefferson

My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!
– Thomas Jefferson

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The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.
– Thomas Jefferson

Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.
– Thomas Jefferson