Quotes from Thomas Jefferson

Jefferson “All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.”
 


“We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.”



“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.”
 

“I sincerely believe that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.”
 

“The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.”
 

“I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.”



“My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.”



“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.”



“Information is the currency of democracy.”



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“The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.”

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