“If the people let government decide
what foods they eat and what medicines they take,
their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state
as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.”
— Thomas Jefferson
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