Find important quotes and citations by the author Thomas Jefferson.
Quote 3081The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family
Quote 1672I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
Quote 1607Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on offices, a rottenness begins in his conduct.
Quote 1594I have no ambition to govern men; it is a painful and thankless office
Quote 1465One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more
Quote 1348My only fear is that I may live too long. This would be a subject of dread to me
Quote 1318Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very fast
Quote 1315Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning
Quote 1223Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it
Quote 1078Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom
Quote 968But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine
Quote 854The only security of all is in a free press
Quote 549The price of freedom is eternal vigilance
Quote 513Delay is preferable to error.
Quote 453It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself
Quote 418Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far.
Quote 417A room without books is like a life without meaning
Quote 291Power is not alluring to pure minds
Quote 233A little rebellion now and then is a good thing
Quote 190A great deal of love given to a few is better than a little to many
Quote 138He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it the second time
Quote 86I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
Quote 54One man with courage is a majority
Quote 12Never spend your money before you have it.