Thomas Jefferson quotes on the life of a great man

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This Founding Father of America has alot to offer to you. Read quotes on his life and learn something new everyday. We have plenty to go around.

  1. “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal. . . .” …
  2. “it is the great parent of science & of virtue: and that a nation will be great in both, always in proportion as it is free.” …
  3. “our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.”
  4. When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred.
  5. We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
  6. Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add ‘within the limits of the law’ because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.
  7. The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.
  8. Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories.
  9. I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.
  10. 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.

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