Thomas Jefferson, Painting, Rembrandt Peale

Thomas Jefferson was one of the most important Founding Fathers of the United States of America. He was the primary author of the Declaration of Independence and was also elected President in 1800 and again in 1804. This painting of Jefferson was done by Rembrandt Peale in 1800. Image Source: Wikipedia.

Thomas Jefferson Quotes

April 13, 1743–July 4, 1826 — Biography of Thomas Jefferson

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“A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference.”

~ Thomas Jefferson

“A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government.”

~ Thomas Jefferson

“Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper.”

~ Thomas Jefferson

“All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.”

~ Thomas Jefferson

“All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression.”

~ Thomas Jefferson

“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.”

~ Thomas Jefferson

“Books constitute capital. A library book lasts as long as a house, for hundreds of years. It is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, it is their only capital.”

~ Thomas Jefferson

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  • Article Title Thomas Jefferson Quotes
  • Coverage April 13, 1743–July 4, 1826
  • Author
  • Keywords Thomas Jefferson, Founding Father, Third President of the United States, Vice President
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date August 11, 2022
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update July 26, 2022
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