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paladin
01-28-2009, 09:41 PM
When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe .

Thomas Jefferson

<http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/t/thomasjeff109181.html>

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.

Thomas Jefferson

<http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/t/thomasjeff122881.html>

It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.

Thomas Jefferson

<http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/t/thomasjeff136389.html>

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.

Thomas Jefferson

<http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/t/thomasjeff136410.html>

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.

Thomas Jefferson

<http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/t/thomasjeff157220.html>

No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.

Thomas Jefferson

<http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/t/thomasjeff125076.html>

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.

Thomas Jefferson

<http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/t/thomasjeff100991.html>

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.

Thomas Jefferson

<http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/t/thomasjeff109180.html>

Finally, in light of the present financial crisis, it's interesting to read what Thomas Jefferson said in 1802:

'I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.


John Kennedy once said to a assembled group of scholars in the White House " I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered at the White House - with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone."

Domesticated_Mr. Know It All
01-28-2009, 10:31 PM
Alexander Hamilton was the real brains of the outfit back then.

Spin_Drift
01-29-2009, 03:21 AM
Wise and deep man. Excellent quotes. Thanks for posting them...

Seems like many of them wise words have been forgotten and the population has became sheep who let anything happen.

I better quit here...

Syed
01-29-2009, 03:58 AM
Wise and deep man. Excellent quotes. Thanks for posting them...

Seems like many of them wise words have been forgotten and the population has became sheep who let anything happen.

................leading to the word, sheeple. :cool:

Rigadog
01-29-2009, 08:20 AM
"It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world."

I love Jefferson (he's always with you if you attend UVa) but this quote struck me a s funny: he was always in debt and most of his things were auctioned off to pay them down when he died.

Uncle Duke
01-29-2009, 09:03 AM
Can I pick one nit? This has come up, here, over and over:

If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency... [etc]
was never said by Jefferson. The Jefferson Encylopedia has a full page on it:

rddrappo
01-29-2009, 11:49 AM
Thanks Paladin. Isn't it amazing how the wisdom of two hundred years ago could save our country today? I love America, but I fear we're in too deep of a recession and too bogged down with laws and rules. We will never again be the country that Jefferson envisioned.

S.V. Airlie
01-29-2009, 11:52 AM
When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe .

Thomas Jefferson

<http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/t/thomasjeff109181.html>

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.

Thomas Jefferson

<http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/t/thomasjeff122881.html>

It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.

Thomas Jefferson

<http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/t/thomasjeff136389.html>

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.

Thomas Jefferson

<http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/t/thomasjeff136410.html>

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.

Thomas Jefferson

<http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/t/thomasjeff157220.html>

No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.

Thomas Jefferson

<http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/t/thomasjeff125076.html>

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.

Thomas Jefferson

<http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/t/thomasjeff100991.html>

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.

Thomas Jefferson

<http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/t/thomasjeff109180.html>

Finally, in light of the present financial crisis, it's interesting to read what Thomas Jefferson said in 1802:

'I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.


John Kennedy once said to a assembled group of scholars in the White House " I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered at the White House - with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone."


As you know, I don't like Jefferson b ut it is interesting he wrote this. He died totally ( or as good as ) broke.. So I guess he didn't listen to himself.
ps..His house was for sale as the first lottery. Not enough bids.. Fell through..