Quotes by Thomas Jefferson

I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.


Never fear the want of business. A man who qualifies himself well for his calling, never fails of employment.


Never spend your money before you have it.


The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government, and to protect its free expression should be our first object.


We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.


I have the consolation of having added nothing to my private fortune during my public service, and of retiring with hands clean as they are empty.


Health is worth more than learning.


If our house be on fire, without inquiring whether it was fired from within or without, we must try to extinguish it.


An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens.


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