Quotes by Thomas Jefferson
I own that I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive.
I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.
If there is one principle more deeply rooted in the mind of every American, it is that we should have nothing to do with conquest.
In every country and every age, the priest had been hostile to Liberty.
In truth, politeness is artificial good humor, it covers the natural want of it, and ends by rendering habitual a substitute nearly equivalent to the real virtue.
Information is the currency of democracy.
It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of others: or their case may, by change of circumstances, become his own.
I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.