Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

Quotes and Inspiration

“How much pain they have cost us, the evils which have never happened.”
“Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.”
“Take care of your cents: dollars will take care of themselves.”
“Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it.”
“Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching.”
“Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.”
“In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.”
“Every day is lost in which we do not learn something useful. Man has no nobler or more valuable possession than time.”
“Never buy a thing you do not want, because it is cheap, it will be dear to you.”
“The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.”
“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.”
“Never spend your money before you have earned it.”
“Never put off to tomorrow what you can do to-day.”
“If you want something you've never had you must be willing to do something you've never done.”
“He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it the second time.”
“Be polite to all, but intimate with few.”
“When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred.”
“I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.”
“Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any.”
“He who knows best knows how little he knows.”
“Don't talk about what you have done or what you are going to do.”

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