Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

Profession: President
Nationality: American

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The principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.

All should be laid open to you without reserve, for there is not a truth existing which I fear, or would wish unknown to the whole world.

In matters of principal stand like a rock.

We must make our choice between economy and liberty or confusion and servitude...If we run into such debts, we must be taxed in our meat and drink, in our necessities and comforts, in our labor and in our amusements...if we can prevent the government from wasting the labor of the people, under the pretense of caring for them, they will be happy.

The advertisement is the most truthful part of a newspaper.

No man will ever bring out of that office the reputation which carries him into it. The honeymoon would be as short in that case as in any other, and its moments of ecstasy would be ransomed by years of torment and hatred.

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

The appointment of a woman to office is an innovation for which the public is not prepared, nor am I.

The whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous passions, the most unremitting despotism on the one part, and degrading submissions on the other. Our children see this, and learn to imitate it.

Every generation needs a new revolution.

The sun has not caught me in bed in fifty years.

Wisdom I know is social. She seeks her fellows. But Beauty is jealous, and illy bears the presence of a rival.

All are dead, and ourselves left alone amidst a new generation whom we know not, and who know us not.

Don't talk about what you have done or what you are going to do.