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THOMAS JEFFERSON
American 3rd president of U.S.
(1743 - 1826)
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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.
      - [Rights]

A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.
      - [Cowardice]

A nation as a society forms a moral person, and every member of it is personally responsible for his society.
      - [Nation]

A republican government is slow to move, yet when once in motion, its momentum becomes irresistible.
      - [Government]

A single good government is a blessing to the whole earth.
      - [Government]

A single zealot may commence prosecutor, and better men be his victims.
      - [Zeal]

A society that will trade a little liberty for a little order will lose both, and deserve neither.
      - [Liberty]

A strong body makes the mind strong.
      - [Health]

Above all things, and at all times, practice yourself in good humor.
      - [Humor]

Agreeable society is the first essential in constituting the happiness and of course the value of our existence.
      - [Society]

Agriculture, manufactures, commerce and navigation, the four pillars of our prosperity, are the most thriving when left most free to individual enterprise.
      - [Prosperity]

All authority belongs to the people.
      - [Authority]

All experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
      - [Revolution]

Always take hold of things by the smooth handle.
      - [Ease]

An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens.
      - [Power]

An injured friend is the bitterest of foes.
      - [Friends]

And for the support of this declaration, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.
      - [Oaths]

Another means of silently lessening the inequality of property is to exempt all from taxation below a certain point, and to tax the higher portions of property in geometric progression as they rise.
      - [Taxation]

Be polite to all, but intimate with few.
      - [Politeness]

But friendship is precious, not only in shade, but in the sunshine of life; and thanks to a benevolent arrangement of things, the greater part of life is sunshine.
      - [Friendship]

But this momentous question, like a fire bell in the night, awakened and filled me with terror.
      - [Slavery]

Christianity neither is, nor ever was a part of the common law.
      - [Christianity]

Conquest is not in our principles; it is inconsistent with our government.
      - [Conquest]

Defamation is becoming a necessity of life; inasmuch as a dish of tea in the morning or evening cannot be digested without this stimulant.
      - [Slander]

Delay is preferable to error.
      - [Delay]


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