Thomas Jefferson On Politics and Government

Thomas Jefferson on Politics & Government

    Over 2,700 excerpts from Jefferson’s writings arranged under 56 subjects provide a complete outline of Jefferson’s political philosophy and explain the founding principles of American self-government.

The Jefferson Bible: The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth

Extracted Textually from the Gospels

    Jefferson’s compilation of the moral philosophy of Jesus.

Rayner’s Life of Thomas Jefferson

    A completely revised and corrected edition of B. L. Rayner’s biography, published originally in 1834, that emphasizes the role of republican principles in Jefferson’s life and thought. It contains many excerpts from Jefferson’s writings, as well as anecdotes taken from the writings

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Benjamin Franklin Quote

“I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I travelled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.” – Ben Franklin