• The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
    The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
    ~ Thomas Jefferson
  • A  government big enough to give you everything you want is strong enough to take everything you have.
    A government big enough to give you everything you want is strong enough to take everything you have.
    ~ Thomas Jefferson
  • The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
    The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
    ~ Thomas Jefferson
  • The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
    The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
    ~ Thomas Jefferson
  • To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.
    To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.
    ~ Thomas Jefferson
  • A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.
    A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.
    ~ Thomas Jefferson
  • When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe.
    When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe.
    ~ Thomas Jefferson
  • The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
    The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
    ~ Thomas Jefferson
  • It is in our lives and not our words that our religion must be read.
    It is in our lives and not our words that our religion must be read.
    ~ Thomas Jefferson
  • A society that will trade a little liberty for a little order will lose both, and deserve neither.
    A society that will trade a little liberty for a little order will lose both, and deserve neither.
    ~ Thomas Jefferson