Best Quotes by Thomas Jefferson (Top 10)

  1. I cannot live without books.
  2. Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
  3. If we can but prevent the government from wasting the labours of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy.
  4. Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
  5. The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.
  6. I sincerely believe that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.
  7. The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
  8. The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.
  9. In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
  10. I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.

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