"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Thomas Jefferson on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Thomas Jefferson on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Thomas Jefferson on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Thomas Jefferson on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Thomas Jefferson on Booker T. Washington
"In every country and every age, the priest had been hostile to Liberty."
"Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories."
"It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself."
"One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more."
"When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred."
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