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.


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

Thomas Jefferson

The end of democracy and the defeat of the American Revolution will occur when government falls into the hands of lending institutions and moneyed incorporations.     

Thomas Jefferson

A friend dies or leaves us: we feel as if a limb was cut off.     

Thomas Jefferson

Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper.     

Thomas Jefferson

It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no God.     

Thomas Jefferson

Equal and exact justice to all men...freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom of the person under the protection of the habeas corpus; and trial by juries impartially selected – these principles form the bright constellation that has gone before us.     

Thomas Jefferson

The constitutional freedom of religion is the most inalienable and sacred of all human rights.     

Thomas Jefferson

I am for freedom of religion, and against all maneuvers to bring about a legal ascendancy of one sect over another.     

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

Always take hold of things by the smooth handle.     

Thomas Jefferson

A Man's management of his own purse speaks volumes about character     

Thomas Jefferson

There is no habit you will value so much as that of walking far without fatigue.     

Thomas Jefferson

No experiment can be more interesting than that we are now trying, and which we trust will end in establishing the fact, that man may be governed by reason and truth.     

Thomas Jefferson

A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference.     

Thomas Jefferson

I think with the Romans, that the general of today should be a soldier tomorrow if necessary.     

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

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.     

Thomas Jefferson

An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens.      

Thomas Jefferson

Travelling is good for your health and necessary for your amusement     

Thomas Jefferson