Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Thomas Jefferson Quotes
“I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.”
"Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you."
"Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom."
"It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness."
"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."
"Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far."
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."
"Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty."
"When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred."
"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 than learning."
"Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances."
"Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual."
"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."
"We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."