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Thomas Jefferson January 01, 1900 - December 31, 1984 France
I place economy among the first and most important virtues, and debt as the greatest of dangers to be feared
When the government fears the people there is liberty; when the people fear the government there is tyranny
The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution .
I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
Agreeable society is the first essential in constituting the happiness and of course the value of our existence.
No government can continue good but under the control of the people.
No nation is permitted to live in ignorance with impunity.
Nobody can acquire honor by doing what is wrong.
That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves.
That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves.
I place economy among the first and most important virtues, and debt as the greatest of dangers to be feared.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, it expects what never was and never will be.
I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.
The price of liberty is eternal vigilance
A private central bank issuing the public currency is a greater menace to the liberty of the people than a standing army
Paper is poverty,... it is only the ghost of money, and not money itself
Government should not take out of the mouth of labor the bread it has earned
To preserve the people's independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt.
Paper is poverty, .... it is only the ghost of money, and not money itself
The central bank is an institution of the most deadly hostility existing against the principles and form of our Constitution
It is error alone which requires the support of government. Truth can stand by itself
It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world Thomas Jefferson
When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. Thomas Jefferson
Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the Government but illegal for the citizenry Thomas Jefferson