"Question with boldness even the existence of a God because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear."
"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."Thomas Jefferson on John F. Kennedy
"Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future."Thomas Jefferson on Audrey Hepburn
"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."Thomas Jefferson on Thomas Paine
"We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict."Thomas Jefferson on Jim Morrison
"What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it."Thomas Jefferson on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"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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