Thomas Jefferson Quotes (662 quotes)
The quotable Jefferson (2006 edition), Princeton Univ Pr
“A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks.”
Memoirs corespondence and private papers of Thomas Jefferson Late, President of the United States: now first published the original manuscripts (1829 edition)
“All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression.”
Works of Thomas Jefferson (2010 edition), MobileReference - ISBN: 9781607783107
“An association of men who will not quarrel with one another is a thing which has never yet existed, from the greatest confederacy of nations down to a town meeting or a vestry.”
Light and Liberty: Reflections on the Pursuit of Happiness (2004 edition), Random House LLC - ISBN: 9781588363893
Memoirs, Correspondence and Private Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Late President of the United States (1829 edition)
“As our enemies have found we can reason like men, so now let us show them we can fight like men also.”
Thomas Jefferson: A Chronology of His Thoughts (2002 edition), Rowman & Littlefield - ISBN: 9780742521162
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsThomas Jefferson
Born: April 13, 1743
Died: July 4, 1826 (aged 83)
Bio: Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence and the third President of the United States. At the beginning of the American Revolution, he served in the Continental Congress, representing Virginia and then served as a wartime Governor of Virginia. Just after the war ended, from mid-1784 Jefferson served as a diplomat, stationed in Paris.