"In truth, politeness is artificial good humor, it covers the natural want of it, and ends by rendering habitual a substitute nearly equivalent to the real virtue."
"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth."Thomas Jefferson on Marcus Aurelius
"Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either."Thomas Jefferson on Albert Einstein
"Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth."Thomas Jefferson on Buddha
"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant."Thomas Jefferson on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."Thomas Jefferson on Winston Churchill
"In every country and every age, the priest had been hostile to Liberty."
"Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories."
"It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself."
"One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more."
"When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred."
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