"Books constitute capital. A library book lasts as long as a house, for hundreds of years. It is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, it is their only capital."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Thomas Jefferson on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Thomas Jefferson on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Thomas Jefferson on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Thomas Jefferson on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."Thomas Jefferson on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."