"I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend."
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness."Thomas Jefferson on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."Thomas Jefferson on Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."Thomas Jefferson on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."Thomas Jefferson on C. S. Lewis
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."Thomas Jefferson on Albert Camus
"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."