35 Inspirational Thomas Jefferson Quotes On Success

35 Inspirational Thomas Jefferson Quotes On Success

Thomas Jefferson was an American statesman, diplomat, lawyer, architect, philosopher, and Founding Father who served as the third president of the United States from 1801 to 1809. He had previously served as the second vice president of the United States between 1797 and 1801. The principal author of the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson was a proponent of democracy, republicanism, and individual rights, motivating American colonists to break from the Kingdom of Great Britain and form a new nation; he produced formative documents and decisions at both the state and national level. During the American Revolution, Jefferson represented Virginia in the Continental Congress that adopted the Declaration, drafted the law for religious freedom as a Virginia legislator, and served as the second Governor of Virginia from 1779 to 1781, during the American Revolutionary War. In May 1785, Jefferson was appointed the United States Minister to France, and subsequently, the nation’s first Secretary of State under President George Washington from 1790 to 1793. Jefferson and James Madison organized the Democratic-Republican Party to oppose the Federalist Party during the formation of the First Party System. With Madison, he anonymously wrote the provocative Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions in 1798 and 1799, which sought to strengthen states’ rights by nullifying the federal Alien and Sedition Acts. May these Thomas Jefferson Quotes On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it.” Thomas Jefferson

2. “I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.” Thomas Jefferson

3. “Be polite to all, but intimate with few.” Thomas Jefferson

4. “To penetrate and dissipate these clouds of darkness, the general mind must be strengthened by education.” Thomas Jefferson

5. “Never spend your money before you have earned it.” Thomas Jefferson

6. “The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.” Thomas Jefferson

7. “Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” Thomas Jefferson

8. “He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it the second time.” Thomas Jefferson

9. “When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.” Thomas Jefferson

10. “I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be.” Thomas Jefferson

11. “I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.” Thomas Jefferson

12. “I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led.” Thomas Jefferson

13. “If you want something you’ve never had you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.” Thomas Jefferson

14. “Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching.” Thomas Jefferson

15. “Only aim to do your duty, and mankind will give you credit where you fail.” Thomas Jefferson

16. “The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.” Thomas Jefferson

17. “Every day is lost in which we do not learn something useful. Man has no nobler or more valuable possession than time.” Thomas Jefferson

18. “I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.” Thomas Jefferson

19. “Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far.” Thomas Jefferson

20. “Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.” Thomas Jefferson

21. “Let the eye of vigilance never be closed.” Thomas Jefferson

22. “Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.” Thomas Jefferson

23. “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” Thomas Jefferson

24. “The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.” Thomas Jefferson

25. “In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.” Thomas Jefferson

26. “Power is not alluring to pure minds.” Thomas Jefferson

27. “One man with courage is a majority.” Thomas Jefferson

28. “As our enemies have found we can reason like men, so now let us show them we can fight like men also.” Thomas Jefferson

29. “Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.” Thomas Jefferson

30. “Don’t talk about what you have done or what you are going to do.” Thomas Jefferson

31. “Every human being must be viewed according to what it is good for. For not one of us, no, not one, is perfect. And were we to love none who had imperfection, this world would be a desert for our love.” Thomas Jefferson

32. “Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.” Thomas Jefferson

33. “Take care of your cents: dollars will take care of themselves.” Thomas Jefferson

34. “It takes time to persuade men to do even what is for their own good.” Thomas Jefferson

35. “Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.” Thomas Jefferson

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