Monday, September 14, 2009

Some Thomas Jefferson quotes

Christianity neither is, nor ever was, a part of the common law.

No freeman shall be debarred the use of arms [within his own lands]. [The preceding bracketed statement is Jefferson's own, not my addition.]

I had rather be shut up in a very modest cottage with my books, my family and a few old friends, dining on simple bacon, and letting the world roll on as it liked, than to occupy the most splendid post, which any human power can give.

I never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed of any party of men whatever in religion, in philosophy, in politics, or in anything else where I was capable of thinking for myself. Such an addiction is the last degradation of a free and moral agent.

Delay is preferable to error.

To the corruptions of Christianity I am indeed opposed; but not to the genuine precepts of Jesus himself.

I agree with you that there is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents.


  1. Is this related to the Pastafarian Student Alliance, Brother Micah, joining the Jeffs, or all of the above?

  2. I was looking up quotes for an ENWR story and these looked cool. No reason other than that.