Posts Tagged “Thomas Jefferson”
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.”