Thomas Jefferson Quotes (506 quotes)
“Bigotry is the disease of ignorance, of morbid minds; enthusiasm of the free and buoyant. Education & free discussion are the antidotes of both.”
Letter to John Adams (1 August 1816). - 1810s
“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.”
Jefferson, magnificent populist (1981 edition), Robert B Luce
“It is always better to have no ideas than false ones; to believe nothing, than to believe what is wrong.”
Memoirs, correspondence and private papers of Thomas Jefferson, ed. by T.J. Randolph (1829 edition)
“Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear.”
Memoirs, Correspondence and Private Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Late President of the United States (1829 edition)
Letter to John Adams (1816)
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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.