Thomas Jefferson Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old thomas jefferson quotes, thomas jefferson sayings, and thomas jefferson proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Beer, if drank with moderation, softens the temper, cheers the spirit, and promotes health.     

Thomas Jefferson

The Bible is the cornerstone of liberty...students' perusal of the sacred volume will make us better citizens, better fathers, and better husbands.     

Thomas Jefferson

I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.     

Thomas Jefferson

One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more.     

Thomas Jefferson

Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks and Romans, and must     

Thomas Jefferson

A mind always employed is always happy. This is the true secret, the grand recipe, for felicity.     

Thomas Jefferson

Coffee, the favorite drink of the civilized world.     

Thomas Jefferson

No nation is drunken where wine is cheap.     

Thomas Jefferson

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.     

Thomas Jefferson

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

Thomas Jefferson

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.     

Thomas Jefferson

I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.     

Thomas Jefferson

A pirate spreading misery and ruin over the face of the ocean.     

Thomas Jefferson

Some of my finest hours have been spent on my back veranda, smoking hemp and observing as far as my eye can see.     

Thomas Jefferson

If people let government decide which foods they eat and medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.     

Thomas Jefferson

The greatest service that can be rendered to any country is to add a useful plant to its culture.     

Thomas Jefferson

The greatest good we can do our country is to heal its party divisions and make them one people.     

Thomas Jefferson

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.     

Thomas Jefferson

I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it     

Thomas Jefferson

A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of Life.     

Thomas Jefferson

The care of human life and happiness and not their destruction is the first and only legitimate object of good government.     

Thomas Jefferson

Beer, if drank with moderation, softens the temper, cheers the spirit, and promotes health.     

Thomas Jefferson

A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.     

Thomas Jefferson

Whiskey claims to itself alone the exclusive office of sot-making.     

Thomas Jefferson

Never spend your money before you have it.     

Thomas Jefferson

For an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.     

Thomas Jefferson

Never put off your massage until tomorrow if you can get it today.     

Thomas Jefferson

The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.     

Thomas Jefferson

A lawyer without books would be like a workman without tools.     

Thomas Jefferson

It is the trade of lawyers to question everything, yield nothing, and to talk by the hour.     

Thomas Jefferson