Monday, August 1, 2011

Thomas Jefferson Quotes

Experience demands that man is the only animal which devours his own kind, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor.

Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you. 

Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty. 

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

Always take hold of things by the smooth handle. 

I cannot live without books. 

In every country and every age, the priest had been hostile to Liberty. 

It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God. 

I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend. 

Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it. 

One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more.

Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear. 

It is in our lives and not our words that our religion must be read.

No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden. 

One man with courage is a majority. 

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