Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776) and the third President of the United States (18011809)
When the subject is strong, simplicity is the only way to treat it.More Thomas Jefferson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Power is not alluring to pure minds.More Thomas Jefferson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It be urged that the wild and uncultivated tree, hitherto yielding sour and bitter fruit only, can never be made to yield better; yet we know that the grafting art implants a new tree on the savage stock, producing what is most estimable in kind and degree. Education, in like manner, engrafts a new man on the native stock, and improves what in his nature was vicious and perverse into qualities of virtue and social worth.More Thomas Jefferson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
As government grows, freedom recedes.More Thomas Jefferson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The earth belongs to the living. No man can, by natural right, oblige the lands he occupied or the persons who succeed him in that occupation, to the payment of debts contracted by him. For if he could, he might, during his own life, eat up the use of the lands for several generations to come, and then the lands would belong to the dead, and not to the living. No generation can contract debts greater than may be paid during the course of its own existence.More Thomas Jefferson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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