Motivating Thomas Jefferson Quotes

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Motivating Thomas Jefferson Quotes

1. “Determine never to be idle. No person will have the occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any.”—Thomas Jefferson

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

3. “It is neither wealth nor splendor, but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.”—Thomas Jefferson

4. “Ignorance is preferable to error, and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing than he who believes what is wrong.”—Thomas Jefferson

5. “Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.”—Thomas Jefferson

6. “I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led, and bearding every authority which stood in their way.”

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

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

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

10. “It is neither wealth nor splendor, but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.”—Thomas Jefferson

11. “Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none.”—Thomas Jefferson

12. “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

13. “It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.”—Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

17. “The glow of one warm thought is to be worth more than money.”—Thomas Jefferson

18. “It is always better to have no ideas than false ones; to believe nothing than to believe what is wrong.”—Thomas Jefferson

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

20. “Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning.”—Thomas Jefferson

21. “Whether I retire to bed early or late, I rise with the sun.”—Thomas Jefferson

22. “When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred.”—Thomas Jefferson

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

24. “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

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

26. “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

27. “Truth is certainly a branch of morality and a very important one to society.”—Thomas Jefferson

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

29. “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

30. “I cannot live without books.”—Thomas Jefferson

31. “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

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

33. “We confide in our strength, without boasting of it; we respect that of others, without fearing it.”—Thomas Jefferson

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

35. “Educate and inform the whole mass of the people… They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.”—Thomas Jefferson

36. “He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.”—Thomas Jefferson

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

38. “My theory has always been, that if we are to dream, the flatteries of hope are as cheap and pleasanter, than the gloom of despair.”—Thomas Jefferson

39.”Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.”—Thomas Jefferson

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

41. “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”—Thomas Jefferson

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

43. “I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as a cause for withdrawing from a friend.”—Thomas Jefferson

44. “It is always better to have no ideas than false ones; to believe nothing than to believe what is wrong.”—Thomas Jefferson

45. “Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government.”—Thomas Jefferson

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