Who was Thomas Jefferson?
Thomas Jefferson was born in Shadwell, Virginia, on April 13, 1743. He played a key role in shaping American politics and drafted the United States' Declaration of Independence. He was the nation's first secretary of state, second vice-president, and third president. He was strongly against oppressive governments and believed in freedom of speech and religion. He died at Monticello, Virginia, on July 4, 1826.
Some of his very wise quotes I want to share with you! Enjoy!
“I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.”
“In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock”
“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”
“But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine”
“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”
“I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another”
“Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching"
"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”
“Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.”
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