third U.S. president 1801--09; b. 1743; d. 1826
Aphorisms Attributed to This Aphorist
Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.
I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.
I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.
If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so.
It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.
It is neither wealth nor splendor, but tranquility and occupation, that gives happiness.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.