The Wisdom of Thomas Jefferson

Besides banging hot slave tail, Jefferson is the proud owner of some interesting and quite knowledgeable quotes for his time.

Thomas Jefferson’ quotes (April 13, 1743 – July 4, 1826):

“If the people ever allow private banks to control the issuance of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all their property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.”

“Never spend your money before you have it.”

“The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.”

“Information is the currency of democracy.”

“Man is fed with fables through life, and leaves it in the belief he knows something of what has been passing, when in truth he has known nothing but what has passed under his own eye.”

“The main objects of all science, the freedom and happiness of man…. ARE the sole objects of all legitimate government.”

“An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens.”

“Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.”

“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.”

“In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.”

“I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.”

“My theory has always been, that if we are to dream, the flatteries of hope are as cheap, and pleasanter, than the gloom of despair.”

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