Thomas Jefferson and Some of His Best Quotes — Happy Independence Day

Thomas Jefferson and Some of His Best Quotes — Happy Independence Day


Remember our veterans who protect our Homeland as we celebrate our independence. Very thankful for their sacrifices and bravery.

On this 242nd birthday of our beloved country, here are some quotes from one of our greatest presidents. Have a great 4th of July!

Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743  at the family home in Shadwell in the Colony of Virginia, the third of 10 children. He was of English, and possibly Welsh, descent and was born a British subject. His father Peter Jefferson was a planter and surveyor who died when Jefferson was 14; his mother was Jane Randolph.

He was our 3rd president serving from 1801 – 1809.  Here are some of his best quotes.

“When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe,

we shall become as corrupt as Europe.”


“The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those  who

are willing to work and give to those who would not.”  


“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.”


“I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the  labors of the people, under the pretense of taking care of them.”


“My reading of history convinces me that

most bad government  results from

too much government.”


“No free man shall ever be

debarred the use of arms.”


“The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms  is,  as a last resort, to protect themselves  against tyranny in government.”


“The tree of liberty must  be refreshed from

time to time  with the  blood of patriots and tyrants.”


“To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes,

the propagation of ideas which he  disbelieves  and abhors,

is  sinful and  tyrannical.”