Top 10 Quotes by Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

I think all the world would gain by setting commerce at perfect liberty.

Thomas Jefferson
The contradictory experiments of chemists leave us at liberty to conclude what we please. My conclusion is, that art has not yet invented sufficient aids to enable such subtle bodies [air, light, &c.] to make a well-defined impression on organs as blunt as ours; that it is laudable to encourage investigation but to hold back conclusion.
Thomas Jefferson

Good wine is a necessity of life for me.

Thomas Jefferson
The truth is that the want of common education with us is not from our poverty, but from the want of an orderly system. More money is now paid for the education of a part than would be paid for that of the whole if systematically arranged.
Thomas Jefferson

Doubts and jealousies often beget the facts they fear.

Thomas Jefferson
Good humor is one of the preservatives of our peace and tranquility.
Thomas Jefferson

For Heaven's sake discard the monstrous wig which makes the English judges look like rats peeping through bunches of oakum

Thomas Jefferson
Wake up, dream, have the ambition to do the things you have always dreamed of, go farther than any man has ever been before, go as far as it is possible for any man to go, what have you got to lose? Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Thomas Jefferson

If we are to guard against ignorance and remain free, it is the responsibility of every American to be informed,

Thomas Jefferson
I tolerate with the utmost latitude the right of others to differ from me in opinion without imputing to them criminality.