Meaningful & Inspirational Quotes by Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson’s Most Inspirational Quotes

A collection of beautiful and Inspirational Quotes by Thomas Jefferson, this article we look at Thomas Jefferson’s most inspiring quotes. Quotes often give context; they can mean different things to different people, here you will find some of the best quotes by Thomas Jefferson.

The man who stops advertising to save money is like the man who stops the clock to save time.

Thomas Jefferson
The man who stops advertising to save money is like the man who stops the clock to save time.


It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.

Thomas Jefferson
It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.


I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.

Thomas Jefferson
 I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.


Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning.

Thomas Jefferson
Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning.


May I never get too busy in my own affairs that I fail to respond to the needs of others with kindness and compassion.

Thomas Jefferson

 May I never get too busy in my own affairs that I fail to respond to the needs of others with kindness and compassion.


If ignorance is bliss, why aren’t more people happy?

Thomas Jefferson

 If ignorance is bliss, why aren't more people happy?


Never spend your money before you have earned it.

Thomas Jefferson
 Never spend your money before you have earned it.


The superiority of chocolate (hot chocolate), both for health and nourishment, will soon give it the same preference over tea and coffee in America which it has in Spain.

Thomas Jefferson

 The superiority of chocolate (hot chocolate), both for health and nourishment, will soon give it the same preference over tea and coffee in America which it has in Spain.


The patient, treated on the fashionable theory, sometimes gets well in spite of the medicine.

Thomas Jefferson
 The patient, treated on the fashionable theory, sometimes gets well in spite of the medicine.


I served with General Washington in die Legislature of Virginia…and…with Doctor Franklin in Congress. I never heard neither of them speak ten minutes at a time, nor to any but the main point.

Thomas Jefferson
 I served with General Washington in die Legislature of Virginia…and…with Doctor Franklin in Congress. I never heard neither of them speak ten minutes at a time, nor to any but the main point.


A true patriot will defend his country from its government.

Thomas Jefferson

 A true patriot will defend his country from its government.


The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave.

Thomas Jefferson

 The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave.


Free men do not ask permission to bear arms.

Thomas Jefferson

 Free men do not ask permission to bear arms.


The end of democracy and the defeat of the American Revolution will occur when government falls into the hands of lending institutions and moneyed incorporations.

Thomas Jefferson
The end of democracy and the defeat of the American Revolution will occur when government falls into the hands of lending institutions and moneyed incorporations.


When tyranny becomes law, rebellion becomes duty.

Thomas Jefferson
When tyranny becomes law, rebellion becomes duty.


When you abandon freedom to achieve security, you lose both and deserve neither.

Thomas Jefferson

 When you abandon freedom to achieve security, you lose both and deserve neither.


The issue today is the same as it has been throughout all history, whether man shall be allowed to govern himself or be ruled by a small elite.

Thomas Jefferson
 The issue today is the same as it has been throughout all history, whether man shall be allowed to govern himself or be ruled by a small elite.


The press is impotent when it abandons itself to falsehood.

Thomas Jefferson
The press is impotent when it abandons itself to falsehood.

A well informed citizenry is the best defense against tyranny.

Thomas Jefferson
 A well informed citizenry is the best defense against tyranny.


Does the government fear us? Or do we fear the government? When the people fear the government, tyranny has found victory. The federal government is our servant, not our master!

Thomas Jefferson
 Does the government fear us? Or do we fear the government? When the people fear the government, tyranny has found victory. The federal government is our servant, not our master!

Evil triumphs when good men do nothing.

Thomas Jefferson
 Evil triumphs when good men do nothing.


The worst day in a man’s life is when he sits down and begins thinking about how he can get something for nothing.

Thomas Jefferson

 The worst day in a man's life is when he sits down and begins thinking about how he can get something for nothing.


The government you elect is the government you deserve.

Thomas Jefferson

 The government you elect is the government you deserve.


Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.

Thomas Jefferson

 Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.

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