Quotation: "Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other."

Variations: No known variations

Sources consulted:

  1. Founders Online
  2. Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series

First known appearance in print: 2007[1]

First known appearance in print, attributed to Thomas Jefferson: see above

Comments: This quotation has not been found in the writings of Thomas Jefferson.


  1. ^ Frank O'Dette, Poor George's Almanac: A 2008 Calendar (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2007), 6.  Searched Google Books, Amazon, Access Newspaper Archive, JSTOR, Questia.