Thomas Jefferson Quotes

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Every government degenerate when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories.


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.


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


Experience hath shown, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.


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


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 care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.


The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.


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


I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.


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