I consider Thomas Jefferson one of the Greatest and
smartest Americans that has ever lived.
Good looking dude too !!
Jackie Kennedy threw a party at the White House one year for the Nobel Prize winners. John Kennedy said it was the greatest collection of intellect that the White House had ever seen...except for when Jefferson dined alone.
ALL of these are food for thought ...
You might even choke if you are not careful ...
The first one I have listed should have been adhered to
before the last presidential election of 2008.
Educate and inform
the whole mass of the people.. They are the
only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
Whenever the people
are well-informed, they can be trusted
with their own government.
people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of
body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.
I cannot live
I believe that
every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to
Honesty is the
first chapter in the book of wisdom.
I tremble for my
country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.
If a nation expects
to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, i
expects what never was and never will be.
should be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks and
Romans, and must be that of every free state.
When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe , we shall
become as corrupt as Europe .
The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are
willing to work and give to those who would not.
It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A
principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.
I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government
from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too
No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.
The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear
arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in
For a people who
are free, and who mean to remain so,
a well organized and armed militia is their best security.
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of
patriots and tyrants.
To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which
he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.
Very Interesting Quote
In light of the present financial crisis, it's interesting to read what
Thomas Jefferson said in 1802:
'I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties
than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to
control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation,
the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive
the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the
continent their fathers conquered.
If the present
Congress errs in too much talking, how can it be otherwise
in a body to which the people send one hundred and
fifty lawyers, whose trade it is to question everything,
yield nothing, and talk by the hour.
It is neither
wealth nor splendor;
but the tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.
Leave no authority
existing not responsible to the people.
My only fear is
that I may live too long.
This would be a subject of dread to me. amen
My reading of
history convinces me that most bad governments
result from too much government
None but an armed
nation can dispense with a standing army.
To keep ours armed and disciplined is therefore at all times important.
ONE MAN WITH
COURAGE IS A MAJORITY.
POWER IS NOT
ALLURING TO PURE MINDS.
The care of human
life and happiness, and not their destruction,
is the first and only object of good government.
The earth belongs
to the living, not the dead.
Timid men prefer
the calm of despotism to the tempestuous
sea of Liberty.
The tree of Liberty
must be refreshed from time to time with the
blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
There is a natural
aristocracy among men. The grounds
of this are virtue and talents.
When you reach the
end of your rope, tie a knot in it
and hang on. Whoa, been there done that...
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