Land of Wisdom - Quotations and sayings
Main menu
 Home
 Categories
 Authors
 Quote of the Day
 Contacts
 Site map
Recommend to visit
 
Quotations by author » Thomas Jefferson
American 3rd US President (1801-09). Author of the Declaration of Independence. 1762-1826
Quotes: 1 - 20 of 588 Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Next ... Last
"History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government. This marks the lowest grade of ignorance of which their civil as well as religious leaders will always avail themselves for their own purposes" [Letter to von Humboldt, 1813].
Atheism
(Academics) commit their pupils to the theatre of the world, with just taste enough of learning to be alienated from industrial pursuits, and not enough to do service in the ranks of science
Uncategorized
A bill of rights is what the people are entitled to against every government on earth, general or particular, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inferences
GovernmentRight
A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit
Uncategorized
A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.
Democracy
A free people claim their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their magistrate.
Right
A good cause is often injured more by ill-timed efforts of its friends than by the arguments of its enemies. Persuasion, perseverance and patience are the best advocates on questions depending on the will of others.
Uncategorized
A government big enough to supply you with everything you need is a government big enough to take away everything that you have.... The course of history shows that as the government grows, liberty decreases.
Uncategorized
A little rebellion now and then... is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government.
Uncategorized
A lively and lasting sense of filial duty is more effectually impressed on the mind of a son or daughter by reading King Lear, than by all the dry volumes of ethics, and divinity, that ever were written
Uncategorized
A mind always employed is always happy.
Uncategorized
A mind always employed is always happy. This is the true secret, the grand recipe, for felicity.
Uncategorized
A nation as a society forms a moral person, and every member of it is personally responsible for his society
NationsSociety
A professorship of Theology should have no place in our institution (the University of Virginia)
Uncategorized
A republican government is slow to move, yet when once in motion, its momentum becomes irresistible
Uncategorized
A single good government is a blessing to the whole earth
Uncategorized
A single zealot may commence prosecutor, and better men be his victims
Uncategorized
A society that will trade a little liberty for a little order will lose both, and deserve neither
Uncategorized
A strict observance of the written laws is doubtless one of the high virtues of a good citizen, but it is not the highest. The laws of necessity, of self-preservation, of saving our country when in danger, are of higher obligation.
Uncategorized
A strong body makes the mind strong
Uncategorized
Quotes: 1 - 20 of 588 Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Next ... Last
All quotations are property and copyright of their authors
© 2006-2017, Land of Wisdom