Aphorisms by author: Thomas Jefferson

Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
By theme : Behavior Psychology
The selfish spirit of commerce knows no country, and feels no passion or principle but that of gain.
By theme : Business Egoism
The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave.
By theme : Liberty
Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
By theme : Liberty Politics Society State
Where the press is free and every man able to read, all is safe.
By theme : Democracy Politics Society State
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.
By theme : Person Reason
When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.
By theme : Politics Society
If ever there was a holy war, it was that, which saved our liberties and gave us independence.
By theme : Liberty War
One insult pocketed soon produces another.
By theme : Behavior Relations
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
By theme : Behavior
Information is the currency of democracy.
By theme : Democracy Society
No people can be both ignorant and free.
By theme : Education Liberty
Taste cannot be controlled by law.
By theme : Society State
Never spend you money before you have it.
By theme : Behavior Money
Money, not morality, is the principle of commerce and commercial nations.
By theme : Business Money
The tax which will be paid for the purpose of education is not more than the thousandth part of what will be paid to kings, priests and nobles who will rise up among us if we leave the people in ignorance.
By theme : Politics Society State
Our liberty depends on freedom of the press and that cannot be limited without being lost.
By theme : Democracy Liberty Society
An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens.
By theme : Behavior Society
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it.
By theme : Liberty
I place economy among the first and most important republican virtues, and public debt as the greatest of the dangers to be feared. To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt.
By theme : Liberty Society State
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