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Quotes by Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson #8

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.

Thomas Jefferson #7

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.

Thomas Jefferson #6

I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the
labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.

Thomas Jefferson #5

It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on
would save one-half the wars of the world.

Thomas Jefferson #4

The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time.

Thomas Jefferson #3

If God is just, I tremble for my country. 

Thomas Jefferson #2

I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.  

Thomas Jefferson #1

"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who do not."