Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Thomas Jefferson Quotes

Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter. Thomas Jefferson

Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching. Thomas Jefferson

History, in general, only informs us of what bad government is. Thomas Jefferson

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

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

None but an armed nation can dispense with a standing army. To keep ours armed and disciplined is therefore at all times important. 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 have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man. Thomas Jefferson

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

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