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Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

Title: President Thomas Jefferson

Born: April 13, 1748
Birthplace: Shadwell, Virginia, U.S.A.
Died: July 4, 1826

Occupation: Head of State
Profile: The third President of the United States (1801-1809).

Number of Quotes: 12

Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies.

I am captivated more by dreams of the future than by history of the past.

I find that pain of a little censure, even when it is unfounded, is more acute than the pleasure of much praise.

I see no comfort in outliving one's friends, and remaining a mere monument of the times which are past.

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

Is it the Fourth?

Only aim to do your duty, and mankind will give you credit where you fail.

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

The moment a person forms a theory his imagination sees in every object only the traits which favour that theory.

Though an old man I am but a young gardener.

Too old to plant trees for my own gratification, I shall do it for my posterity.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with inherent and inalienable rights; that among these, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

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