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  Quotes of Thomas Jefferson [19]


  1. It is neither wealth nor splendor, but tranquility and occupation, which give happiness.
  2. 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.
  3. Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
  4. I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.
  5. If our house be on fire, without inquiring whether it was fired from within or without, we must try to extinguish it.
  6. Health is worth more than learning.
  7. We confide in our strength, without boasting of it; we respect that of others, without fearing it.
  8. The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.
  9. Never fear the want of business. A man who qualifies himself well for his calling, never fails of employment.
  10. In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
  11. I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
  12. I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.
  13. Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.
  14. Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies.
  15. Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
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