Thomas Jefferson Quotes  on Freedom

“Educate and inform the whole mass of the people. They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.”

“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects to what never was and never will be.”

“I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason whatever results they led, and bearding every authority which stood in their way.”

“To penetrate and dissipate these clouds of darkness, the general mind must be strengthened by education.”

“Where the press is free and every man is able to read, all is safe.”

“Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate to prefer the latter.”

“Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.”

“Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.”

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

“Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.”

“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.”

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

“When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred.”

“I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.”

“Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.”

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