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Deep experience is never peaceful. — Henry James

A great many people think they are thinking when they are really rearranging their prejudices. — William James

Determine never to be idle… It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing. — Thomas Jefferson

Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it. — Thomas Jefferson

Enlighten the people, generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like spirits at the dawn of day. — Thomas Jefferson

Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom. — Thomas Jefferson

I cannot live without books. — Thomas Jefferson

I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it. — Thomas Jefferson

I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. — Thomas Jefferson

In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. — Thomas Jefferson

It is neither wealth nor splendor, but tranquility and occupation which give happiness. — Thomas Jefferson

Never fear the want of business. A man who qualifies himself well for his calling, never fails of employment. — Thomas Jefferson

Never spend your money before you have it. — Thomas Jefferson

Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself. — Thomas Jefferson

No instance exists of a person’s writing two languages perfectly. That will always appear to be his native language which was most familiar to him in his youth. — Thomas Jefferson

Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances. — Thomas Jefferson

Shake off all the fears of servile prejudices, under which weak minds are servilely crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call on her tribunal for every fact, every opinion. — Thomas Jefferson

The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers. — Thomas Jefferson

The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it always to be kept alive. — Thomas Jefferson

The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government, and to protect its free expression should be our first object. — Thomas Jefferson

Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far. — Thomas Jefferson

We confide in our strength, without boasting of it; we respect that of others, without fearing it. — Thomas Jefferson

We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate. — Thomas Jefferson

Health is worth more than learning. — Thomas Jefferson

An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens. — Thomas Jefferson

Advertisements . . . contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper. — Thomas Jefferson

I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it. — Thomas Jefferson

I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. — Thomas Jefferson

If two men agree on everything, you may be sure that one of them is doing the thinking. — Lyndon B. Johnson

If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read ‘President Can’t Swim’. — Lyndon B. Johnson

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