• 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
  • I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
    ~ Thomas Jefferson
  • Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
    ~ 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 neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation that give you happiness.
    ~ Thomas Jefferson
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