Who is Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743 – July 4, 1826) 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 was previously the second vice president under John Adams and the first United States secretary of state under George Washington. 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 state, national, and international levels.
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- In every country and every age, the priest had been hostile to Liberty.
- Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories.
- It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.
- One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more.
- When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred.