“My only fear is that I may live too long. This would be a subject of dread to me.”

— Thomas Jefferson —

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“I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.”

— Thomas Jefferson —

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“I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just that his justice cannot sleep forever.”

— Thomas Jefferson —

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“He who knows best knows how little he knows.”

— Thomas Jefferson —

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“I own that I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive.”

— Thomas Jefferson —

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“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.”

— Thomas Jefferson —

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“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.”

— Thomas Jefferson —

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“Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories.”

— Thomas Jefferson —

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“It takes time to persuade men to do even what is for their own good.”

— Thomas Jefferson —

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“Experience demands that man is the only animal which devours his own kind, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor.”

— Thomas Jefferson —

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