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THOMAS JEFFERSON
American 3rd president of U.S.
(1743 - 1826)
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Our liberty depends on freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.
      - [Liberty]

Peace is our passion.
      - [Peace]

Peace with all nations, and the rights which that gives us with respect to all nations, are our object.
      - [Peace]

Peace. commerce, and honest friendship with all nations--entangling alliances with none.
      - in his first inaugural address
        [Statesmanship]

Perfect happiness, I believe, was never intended by the Deity to be the lot of one of His creatures in this world; but that He has very much put in our power the nearness of our approaches to it, is what I have steadfastly believed.
      - [Happiness]

Politics, like religion, hold up torches of martyrdom to the reformers of error.
      - [Politics]

Power is not alluring to pure minds.
      - [Power]

Power must never be trusted without a check.
      - [Power]

Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God.
      - found among his papers after his death
        [Tyrants]

Resort is had to ridicule only when reason is against us.
      - [Ridicule]

Responsibility is a tremendous engine in a free government.
      - [Responsibility]

Sensibility of mind is indeed the parent of every virtue, but it is the parent of much misery, too.
      - [Sensibility]

Sound principles will not justify our taxing the industry of our fellow citizens to accumulate treasure for wars to happen we know not when, and which might not perhaps happen but from the temptations offered by that treasure.
      - [Taxation]

Taste cannot be controlled by law.
      - [Taste]

That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves.
      - [Government]

That government is the strongest of which every man feels himself a part.
      - [Government]

The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave.
      - [Liberty]

The earth is given as a common stock for man to labor and live on.
      - [Earth]

The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.
      - [Thought]

The habit of using ardent spirits by men in office has occasioned more injury to the public, and more trouble to me, than all other causes. Were I to commence my administration again, the first question I would ask respecting a candidate for office would be, Does he use ardent spirits?
      - [Drunkenness]

The hole and the patch should be commensurate.
      - [Reform]

The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.
      - [Journalism]

The merchant has no country.
      - [Business]

The moment a person forms a theory, his imagination sees in every object only the traits which favor that theory.
      - [Theories]

The most uninformed mind with a healthy body is happier than the wisest valetudinarian.
      - [Health]


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