Thomas Jefferson's Home Page
3rd U.S President
Dreams: Agrarian State
Best purchase: Louisiana
"The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers."
"Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty."
"Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper."
"A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine."
"A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit."
"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent."
"Conquest is not in our principles. It is inconsistent with our government."
"Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you."
"Every generation needs a new revolution."
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."
"Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom."