Quotes by Thomas Jefferson

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In every country and every age, the priest had been hostile to Liberty.
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But 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.
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Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind.
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I have no ambition to govern men; it is a painful and thankless office.
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Never enter into dispute or argument with another. I never yet saw an instance of one of two disputants convincing the other by argument. I have seen many on their getting warm, becoming rude and shooting one another.
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No man will ever bring out of the Presidency the reputation which carries him into it... To myself, personally, it brings nothing but increasing drudgery and daily loss of friends.
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Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal. Nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
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In matters of principle, stand like a rock; in matters of taste, swim with the current.
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Idleness begets ennui, ennui the hypochondriac, and that a diseased body. No laborious person was ever yet hysterical.
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On matters of style, swim with the current, on matters of principle, stand like a rock.
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