Top 5 quotes from Thomas Jefferson
- "I have ever deemed it more honorable and more profitable, too, to set a good example than to follow a bad one."
- "I never believed there was one code of morality for a public and another for a private man."
- "I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."
- "Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear."
- "I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them."
Top 5 quotes from Politics
- "Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary."
- "The longer I am out of office, the more infallible I appear to myself."
- "I thought it completely absurd to mention my name in the same breath as the Presidency."
- "The Vice Presidency is sort of like the last cookie on the plate. Everybody insists he won't take it, but somebody always does."
- "Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with."