Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson


Revered Founding Father of the United States, its third president, and an author of the Declaration of Independence.
  • When was
    Thomas Jefferson born?

    Thomas Jefferson was born on Saturday, April 13, 1743

  • Where was
    Thomas Jefferson born?

    Thomas Jefferson was born in Shadwell, VA

  • How old is
    Thomas Jefferson?

    Thomas Jefferson is 279

Best Quotes

  • Delay is preferable to error.
  • The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government, and to protect its free expression should be our first object.
  • Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on [political offices], a rottenness begins in his conduct.
  • We do not mean to count or weigh our contributions by any standard other than that of our abilities.
  • These are our grievances which we have thus laid before his majesty with that freedom of language and sentiment which becomes a free people, c...
  • The art of life is the art of avoiding pain; and he is the best pilot, who steers clearest of the rocks and shoals with which it is beset.
  • Of all the errors which can possibly be committed to the education of youth, that of sending them to Europe is the most fatal. I see [clearly]...
  • No body can conceive that nature ever intended to throw away a Newton upon the occupations of a crown. It would have been a prodigality for wh...
  • My passion strengthens daily to quit political turmoil, and retire into the bosom of my family, the only scene of sincere and pure happiness.
  • I was duped ... by the Secretary of the treasury [Alexander Hamilton], and made a fool for forwarding his schemes, not then sufficiently under...
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