The Beauty of a motto is to condense much matter in as few words as possible.– To George Wythe. August 13, 1786.
Thomas Jefferson, 'Founding Foodie' →
ediblegardenspointloma: By Marian Burros Thomas Jefferson’s take on agriculture sounds remarkably like the 1800s version of Wendell Berry, with a little bit of Alice Waters thrown in. “All the stuff Jefferson was doing at Monticello is just having a rebirth now,” said David DeWitt, a food historian and the author of “Founding Foodies: How Washington, Jefferson and Franklin Revolutionized...
I give more time to exercise of the body than of the mind, believing it...– To David Howell. December 15, 1810.
When wafting on the bosom of the ocean I shall pray it to be as calm and smooth...– To Maria Cosway. May 21, 1789.
Knowledge indeed is a desirable, a lovely possession.– To Thomas Mann Randolph Jr. August 27, 1786.
Books, really good, acquire just reputation in that time, & so become known...– To Charles Bellini. September 30, 1785.
I am never happier than when I commit myself into dialogue with you, though it...– To Maria Cosway. November 29, 1786.
Laws made by common Consent must not be trampled on by Individuals.– To Garret Van Meter. April 27, 1781.
I am a friend to the reformation generally of whatever can be made better.– To John Wilson. August 17, 1813.
When conversing with Marshall, I never admit anything. So sure as you admit any...– Thomas Jefferson on John Marshall (via ceyths)
The boisterous sea of liberty indeed is never without a wave.– To the Marquis de Lafayette. December 26, 1820.
Let me describe to you a man, not yet forty, tall, and with a mild and pleasing...– The Marquis de Chastellux describing Thomas Jefferson.
This excited son of gun...
is taking a road trip to Monticello today. HUZAH!!!
As for France & England, with all their preeminence in science, the one is a...– To John Adams. January 21, 1812.
Frenchmen have as much happiness in one year as Englishmen in ten.– To Abigail Adams. August 9,1786.
Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens. They are the most...– To John Jay. August 23, 1785.
The want of money cramps every effort.– To George Washington. June 11, 1780.
I got to 40 followers, fantastic! Molto Bene!! Allons-y!!!
The happy hours and days I have passed in your company are recollected with...– To Elizabeth Blair Thompson. January 19, 1787.
We are always equal to what we undertake with resolution…Industry and...– To Martha Jefferson. March 28, 1787.
Morals were too essential to the happiness of man, to be risked on the uncertain...– To Maria Cosway. October 12, 1786.
Suggestion and fact are different things.– To the Marquis de Lafayette. August 4, 1781.
Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body & mind...– To P.S. Dupont du Nemours. April 24, 1816.
Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy: and i wish we may be...– To C.W.F. Dumas. May 6, 1786.
Punk bitches with haughty hats best respect the grind, keeping it real, and...– Keeping it hard Thomas Jefferson.
The happiest moments of my life have been the few which i have past at home in...– To Francis Willis Jr.April 18, 1790.
It is a maxim of our municipal law, and, I believe, of universal law, that he...– Letter to Albert Gallatin. March 23, 1808.
Misery is often the parent of the most affecting touches in poetry…Love is...– Notes on the State of Virginia. 1782.
Difference of opinion leads to inquiry, and inquiry to truth; and that, I am...– Letter to P.H. Wendover. March 13, 1815.
The object of walking is to relax the mind. You should therefore not permit...– Letter to Peter Carr. August 19, 1785.
In truth whenever I think of you, I am hurried off on the wings of imagination...– Letter to Maria Cosway. September 8, 1795.
Heaven has submitted our being to to some unkind laws. When those charming...– To Maria Cosway, Paris, France. November 29, 1786.
Mischief may be done negatively as well as positively.– To John Adams. October 28,1813.
There is a debt of service due from every man to his country, proportioned to...– To Edward Rutledge. April 27, 1796.
The time has come!!!
fuckyeahjefferson: nashvilleben: Thomas Jefferson once said, “I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, or religion, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.” Thomas Jefferson obviously never had Facebook.
Really it is that simple. If you need inspiration from Jefferson just scroll through my history and you will be filled with it. No need for extra umpf today. Just go vote dammit. It doesn’t matter who it is, just do it.
Nothing would do more extensive good at small expense than the establishment of...– To John Wyche. 1809.
I think i have had my best increase in total followers in a time i haven’t been posting much at all. Not sure what that should tell me, haha.
If there be any among us who wish to dissolve this Union or to change its...– 1st Inaugural Address. March 4, 1801.