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Thomas Jefferson
April 13, 1743 - July 4, 1826
Nationality: American
Category: President
Subcategory: American President

I have seen enough of one war never to wish to see another.


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.


Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.


It takes time to persuade men to do even what is for their own good.


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


He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.


We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.


The natural cause of the human mind is certainly from credulity to skepticism.


No man will ever carry out of the Presidency the reputation which carried him into it.


Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.


When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred.


Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.


Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching.


Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning.


I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.


An association of men who will not quarrel with one another is a thing which has never yet existed, from the greatest confederacy of nations down to a town meeting or a vestry.


A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.


Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.


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


My only fear is that I may live too long. This would be a subject of dread to me.


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