|Hope you enjoy the following quotes written by Thomas Jefferson
"It takes time to persuade men to do even what is for their own good."
"Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary
as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more
"Leave no authority existing not responsible to the people."
"Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than
to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed."
"Money, not morality, is the principle commerce of civilized nations."
"My only fear is that I may live too long. This would be a subject of
dread to me."
"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."
"Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today."
"A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises,
I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives
boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the
ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp
no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion
of your walks."
"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience
to remain silent."
"All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the
will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful
must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which
equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression."
"Always take hold of things by the smooth handle."
"As our enemies have found we can reason like men, so now let us show
them we can fight like men also."
"Be polite to all, but intimate with few."
"Bodily decay is gloomy in prospect, but of all human contemplations
the most abhorrent is body without mind."
"Books constitute capital. A library book lasts as long as a house,
for hundreds of years. It is not, then, an article of mere consumption
but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting
out in life, it is their only capital."
"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
"Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto."
"Conquest is not in our principles. It is inconsistent with our government.
I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another."
"Never spend your money before you have earned it."
"No duty the Executive had to perform was so trying as to put the right
man in the right place."
"No freeman shall be debarred the use of arms."
"No man will ever carry out of the Presidency the reputation which carried
him into it."
"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations
which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength,
and bid defiance to the laws of our country."
"I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society
but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough
to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not
to take it from them but to inform their discretion."
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."
Written by Thomas Jefferson
More Motivational Quotes:
No matter how full a reservoir of maxims one may possess, and no matter how good one's sentiments may be, if one has not taken advantage of every concrete opportunity to act, one's character may remain entirely unaffected for the better.
But seek till ye find, and, whatever ye find for the present, let your last act be to lay and leave yourselves on the righteousness of His Son, expecting life through His name, according to the promise of the Father.
At its core, most fear is fear of failure. Failure to conquer, failure to influence or persuade, failure to win the heart of another, failure to compete in the workplace, failure to adequately care for others, failure to appear competent and in charge.
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