Thomas Jefferson Quotes

Some Favorite Thomas Jefferson Quotes

I find that reading the powerful words of our Founding Fathers, give me strength to faithfully believe in this country and what it stands for – regardless of the path our current politicians have us in.

 please feel free to add to the list in the comments

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GOVERNMENT

A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned – this is the sum of good government.

 

Delay is preferable to error.

 

INDEPENDENCE

The flames kindled on the Fourth of July, 1776, have spread over too much of the globe to be extinguished by the feeble engines of despotism; on the contrary, they will consume these engines and all who work them.  – to John Adams, 1821

 

 A free people [claim] their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate. –  Rights of British America, 1774

 

A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.

 

 “We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt.
We must make our election between economy and liberty
or profusion and servitude.
If we run into such debt, as that we must be taxed in our meat and
in our drink, in our necessaries and our comforts, in our labors and
our amusements, for our calling and our creeds…
[we will] have no time to think,
no means of calling our miss-managers to account
but be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves
to rivet their chains on the necks of our fellow-sufferers…

 

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