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Quotations by Thomas Jefferson

 

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AUTHORS & BIOS
Adams, Samuel
Amiel, Henri Frédéric
Bible Quotations
Cameron, David
Churchill, Winston
D'Souza, Dinesh
Eliot, George
Friberg, Arnold
Gandhi, Mahatma
Green, Rand
Hillenbrand, Laura
Jefferson, Thomas
Madison, James
Marshall, Peter John
McLean, Michael
Merrill, Harrison R.
Montaigne, Michel de
Oaks, Dallin H.
Orwell, George
Picard, Capt. Jean-Luc
Reagan, Ronald
Shedd, William
Washington, George
West, Allen
Wilde, Oscar
Williams, Daryl
Wordsworth, William

TOPICS
Absolutes
America
Art
Assimilation
Atonement
Beauty
Books
Character
Choices
Christianity
Comfort
Consequences
Conviction
Courage
Creation
The Creator (see also God)
Death
Deceit
Defeat
Democracy
Determination
Easter
Encouragement
Enthusiasm
Evil
Failure
Faith
Family
Fear
Freedom
God
Government
Heaven
Human Potential
Humor
Ignorance
Immorality
Innocence
Jesus Christ
Kindness
Language
Law
Leadership
Legacy
Literary Devices
Malice
Morality
Mothers Day
National Defense
Nature
Obedience
Opportunity
Ostentatiousness
Peace
Perfection
Persistence
Political Correctness
Prosperity
Quotations
Responsibility
Resurrection
Righteousness
Salvation
Self-Esteem
Speaking
Success
Sunsets
Time
Tradition
Truth
Tyranny
Values
Victory
Wickedness
Word of God
Worship
Writing
Youth and Maturity

 

 

Author Micro Biography

Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson (1743-1846) was one of America's leading Founding Fathers, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, and third president of the United States, serving from 1801-1809. He was also founder of the University of Virginia. Jefferson was an ardent advocate of individual rights and of government by the people but was wary of "pure" democracy in which a tyrannical majority could vote to deprive others of their rights. A fierce opponent of tyranny, he wrote in a private letter, "I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man."


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Quotation by Thomas Jefferson on elective despotism.


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