Worth Passing Along…As Is Anything About Jefferson




Thomas Jefferson was a very remarkable man who started learning very


early in life and never stopped.




At 5, began studying under his cousins tutor.




At 9, studied Latin, Greek and French.




At 14, studied classical literature and additional languages.




At 16, entered the College of William and Mary.




At 19, studied Law for 5 years starting under George Wythe.




At 23, started his own law practice.




At 25, was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses.




At 31, wrote the widely circulated “Summary View of the Rights


Of British America” and retired from his law practice.




At 32, was a Delegate to the Second Continental Congress.




At 33, wrote the Declaration of Independence.




At 33, took three years to revise Virginia’s legal code and


Wrote a Public Education bill and a statute for Religious Freedom.




At 36, was elected the second Governor of Virginia succeeding


Patrick Henry.




At 40, served in Congress for two years.




At 41, was the American minister to France and negotiated


Commercial treaties with European nations along with Ben


Franklin and John Adams.




At 46, served as the first Secretary of State under George


Washington .




At 53, served as Vice President and was elected president of


The American Philosophical Society.




At 55, drafted the Kentucky Resolutions and became the active


Head of the Republican Party.




At 57, was elected the third president of the United States.




At 60, obtained the Louisiana Purchase doubling the nation’s






At 61, was elected to a second term as President.




At 65, retired to Monticello.




At 80, helped President Monroe shape the Monroe Doctrine.




At 81, almost single-handedly created the University of


Virginia and served as its first president.




At 83, died on the 50th anniversary of the Signing of the


Declaration of Independence along with John Adams




Thomas Jefferson knew because he-himself studied the previous failed


Attempts at government. He understood actual history, the nature of God,


His laws and the nature of man. That happens to be way more than what


most understand today. Jefferson really knew his stuff. A voice from the


Past to lead us in the future:




John F. Kennedy held a dinner in the White House for a group of the


brightest minds in the nation at that time. He made this statement: “This is


perhaps the assembly of the most intelligence ever to gather at one time in


The White House with the exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.”




When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we


shall become as corrupt as Europe.


Thomas Jefferson




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




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




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




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


Too much government.


Thomas Jefferson




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


Thomas Jefferson




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




Thomas Jefferson




The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood


Of patriots and tyrants.


Thomas Jefferson




To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas


Which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.


Thomas Jefferson




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.


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