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The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.
Thomas Jefferson

We never repent of having eaten too little.
Thomas Jefferson

Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you
have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
Thomas Jefferson

Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.
Thomas Jefferson

I like a little rebellion now and then. It is like a storm in the atmosphere.
Thomas Jefferson

The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others.
Thomas Jefferson

Rise at a fixed and an early hour, and go to bed at a fixed and early hour also. Sitting up late
at night is injurious to the health and not useful to the mind.
Thomas Jefferson

Beer, if drunk in moderation, softens the temper, cheers the spirit and promotes health.
Thomas Jefferson

To the corruptions of Christianity I am indeed opposed; but not to the genuine precepts of
Jesus himself.
Thomas Jefferson

If people let the government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their
bodies will soon be in as a sorry state as the souls who live under tyranny.
Thomas Jefferson

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

The end of democracy and the defeat of the American Revolution will occur when government
falls into the hands of lending institutions and moneyed incorporations.
Thomas Jefferson

To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We
must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude.
Thomas Jefferson

If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never
was and never will be.
Thomas Jefferson

He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it the second time.
Thomas Jefferson

I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us that the less we use our power the
greater it will be.
Thomas Jefferson

The genuine and simple religion of Jesus will one day be restored; such as it was preached and
practiced by himself.
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Laws made by common consent must not be trampled on by individuals.
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No man will labor for himself who can make another labor for him.
Thomas Jefferson

The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.
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I have no ambition to govern men; it is a painful and thankless office.
Thomas Jefferson

I never did in my life, either by myself or by any other, have a sentence of mine inserted in a
newspaper without putting my name to it; and I believe I never shall.
Thomas Jefferson

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

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