Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson, (1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President

Thomas Jefferson Quote

“Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want bread.”

Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson
~ Thomas Jefferson

Ratings and Comments

Mike, Norwalk

It doesn't get anymore accurate than that.

jim k, austin tx

Remember the Soviet Unions' famous "5 Year Plans" directed from the top down. They had to change it about every other year with a new 5 year plan , always better than the last one.

Ken, Spokane

The Framers knew from the beginning Government was not the answer. We have to make sure the government knows this today.

Ron w13, Or

The cry is getting louder ! The more intrusive government becomes, the brighter the light of Liberty shines.

Mary - MI
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Mary - MI    5/19/14

Thomas Jefferson's quotes were full of astute wisdom for the ages.

E Archer, NYC

That was then -- think about now! Even worse!

Mary, MI
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Mary, MI    7/20/20

I truly love this fantastic quick and to the point quote from Thomas Jefferson.


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