How did Thomas Jefferson Know???

Real Estate Agent with Re/Max Palos Verdes Realty

And it came to pass................

"It has been   said the greatest volume of sheer brainpower in one place occurred when Jefferson dined alone..."  John Kennedy 

                   Especially read the last quote from 1802.

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 government. 
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...'

'If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.'
-Mark Twain

Comments (15)

Mark VanBuskirk
Cassidon Realty - Lehighton, PA
PA REALTOR Specializing in Carbon & Monroe County

Excellent Quotes to ponder!

Feb 20, 2010 11:59 AM
Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

I love Thomas Jefferson quotes. Especially the warning of the banks. It is history and he knew over 200 years ago what we would be facing today. 

Feb 20, 2010 12:14 PM
Mike Saunders
Retired - Athens, GA

Jefferson definitely had some type of prescience going on, as did several of the founders and framers. Or maybe they just understood the human condition.

Feb 20, 2010 02:45 PM
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA

Jefferson lived in France during the run-up to the French Revolution and saw the damage that the government could do.  He realized it could happen in America

Feb 20, 2010 09:11 PM
Raylene Estabrook
Signature Homes Real Estate Group - Yarmouth, ME

 Great quotes. We would be wise to think of them often. Time to rein in government.

Feb 20, 2010 11:21 PM
Will Nesbitt
Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria - Alexandria, VA
Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.

Love it and I'm reblogging!

Feb 20, 2010 11:49 PM
Kevin Robinson
Twin Falls, ID
Fractional Developer

Very nice work. Featured in Tea Party!

Feb 21, 2010 01:01 AM
Broker Nick
South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc. - Coconut Creek, FL
Broker Nick Relocation Broker Service

Yep - Our founding fathers knew something that these new politicians never did - and that is True Christian principles to govern and freedom goes hand and hand -

Feb 21, 2010 02:13 AM
Michael Delaware
North Sky Realty LLC - Battle Creek, MI

Thomas Jefferson had more of a grasp on how to grow, and protect a country and the citizen's within it than all the combined Congresses of the last 25 years.  He was an amazing man.  His true words of wisdom have carried on as a legacy for us to remember and perhaps regain our country again.

Feb 21, 2010 02:31 AM
Bonnie Vaughan
Scranton, PA
CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin

Thomas Jefferson was one of the most forward thinking of our founding fathers.  Not that the others were slouches, but he was very prolific in his writings.

Feb 21, 2010 07:55 AM
Bob Cumiskey
A1 Connection Realty, Inc. - Sun City Center, FL
US Army Retired, Your Sun City Center, Florida ~ Realtor

Jefferson was a brilliant man, and his writings are still very relevent today.

Feb 21, 2010 08:16 AM
Dale Terry
Yadkinville, NC

Now if we can get some people elected who understand this.

Feb 21, 2010 11:00 AM
Lane Bailey
Century 21 Results Realty - Suwanee, GA
Realtor & Car Guy

Why isn't there anyone that is disagreeing with this post? 

Feb 21, 2010 02:45 PM
Kevin Robinson
Twin Falls, ID
Fractional Developer


Feb 22, 2010 12:58 AM
Albena Pachmakov
Re/Max Palos Verdes Realty - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Isn't it ironic - it is as if he knew what would come of the feature...

Feb 22, 2010 04:44 AM