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President John F. Kennedy told a White House dinner audience gathered to honor Nobel prize winners in
I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered
together in the White House, with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined
Here are a few quotes from the writer of the Declaration of Independence, third President of the United States,
first Secretary of State, Vice-President under John Adams, and Governor of Virginia.
The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from
those who are willing to work and give to those who would
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.
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
No free man shall ever be debarred the use of
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
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time
with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation
of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and
When we get piled upon one another
in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much
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.---1802
Here is a little history about Thomas Jefferson you may not
At 5, began studying under his cousin's
At 9, studied Latin, Greek and
At 14, studied classical literature and additional
At 16, entered the College of William and
At 19, studied Law for 5 years starting under George
At 23, started his own law
At 25, was elected to the Virginia House of
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
At 33, wrote the Declaration of
At 33, took three years to revise Virginia 's legal code
and wrote a Public Education bill and a statute for Religious
At 36, was elected the second Governor of Virginia
succeeding Patrick Henry.
At 40, served in Congress for two
At 41, was the American minister to France and negotiated
commercial treaties with European nations along with Ben Franklin and John
At 46, served as the first Secretary of State under George
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 Republican Party.
At 57, was elected the third president of the United
At 60, obtained the Louisiana Purchase doubling the
At 61, was elected to a second term as
At 65, retired to
At 80, helped President Monroe shape the Monroe
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
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