Thomas Jefferson Quotes

Let what will be said or done, preserve your sang froid immovably, and to every obstacle oppose patience, perseverance and soothing language.

He is less remote from the truth who believes nothing, than he who believes what is wrong.

He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.

American nobility is earned through deeds and is unadorned and uncorrupted by titles.

To preserve the freedom of the human mind then and freedom of the press, every spirit should be ready to devote itself to martyrdom; for as long as we may think as we will, and speak as we think, the condition of man will proceed in improvement.

The most truthful part of a newspaper is the advertisements.

My great wish is to go on in a strict but silent performance of my duty; to avoid attracting notice, and to keep my name out of the newspapers.

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

The basis of our government being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep the right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter. But I should […]

It is, however, an evil for which there is no remedy, our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.