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Thomas Jefferson, in his book "Commonplace Book", quotes Cesare Beccaria on gun control.Laws that forbid the carrying of arms ... disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes ... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.
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No he did not but he did write the draft to the Declaration of Independence.
" My only fear is that I may live too long. This would be a subject of dread to me. " " The world is indebted for all triumphs which have been gained by reason and humanity… over error and oppression. " " I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past. " " Never spend your money before you have earned it. " " Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day. " " We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness "
Answer Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) The third President of the United States (1801-1809) • Continue with Alphabetically Sequenced Quotations Say nothing… of my religion. It is known to my god and myself alone. -- Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to John Adams, 11 January 1817, in Lester Cappon, ed. The Adams-Jefferson Letters, (1959) p. 506, quoted from Jeremy Koselak, "The Exaltation of a Reasonable Deity: Thomas Jefferson's Critique of Christianity" I am of a sect by myself, as far as I know. -- Thomas Jefferson, letter to Ezra Stiles Ely (June 25, 1819), quoted from Dickinson W Adams, ed, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series (Princeton University Press, 1983; note that attributions saying "Ezra Stiles, president of Yale University (June 25, 1819)" are incorrect, as that Ezra Stiles died in 1795) Ignorance is preferable to error; and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing, than he who believes what is wrong. -- Thomas Jefferson, considering three different explanations for why sea shells would be found at higher elevations than one should reasonably expect an ocean to have existed, in Notes on the State of Virginia What all agree upon is probably right; what no two agree in most probably is wrong. -- Thomas Jefferson, Jefferson's Axiom, in a letter to John Adams, 11 January 1817, quoted from Lester Cappon, ed. The Adams-Jefferson Letters (1959) p. 445 For more quotes, see link "Thomas Jefferson on Liberty and religion."
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Thomas Jefferson had about 20,000 books.
I think it was a journal he kept and inserted passages from different books he read in his younger years.
He is known for numerous quotable quips. My favorite, however, is when he talks of slavery: "It seems we have a wolf by the ears. We can neither hold him, nor safely let him g…o." You can refer to the related link below for more quotes.
Yes, he was a real scholar and researcher. He wrote a book on the plants of Virginia and drew the plants as well. His front hall of his house had a museum and he collected art…ifacts. He was also an inventor and architect. He designed his home Monticello and several buildings in the new Washington DC.
11/18/1801 Yes, I am a good man and a good president I serve my country … sincerely, Thomas Jefferson
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. What did Jefferson mean by this quote?
It is for important information, and diagrams.
Most of them are at Monticello (his house) which is an awesome place to go cause it pretty much explains his life.
It is hard to find controversial Thomas Jefferson quotes. America remembers him as a great man even if he had a few slip ups and owned slaves. After looking at many sites I co…uldn't find any that people conciser to be controversial.
A Summary View of the Rights of British America (1774) Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms (1775) Memorandums taken on a journey from Paris into the …southern parts of France and Northern Italy, in the year 1787 Notes on the State of Virginia (1781) Plan for Establishing Uniformity in the Coinage, Weights, and Measures of the United States A report submitted to Congress (1790) Manual of Parliamentary Practice for the Use of the Senate of the United States (1801) Autobiography (1821) Jefferson Bible, or The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth
No, this was an NRA bumper sticker. Jefferson would not have stated this in this manner. It is modern English.