"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."
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."Thomas Jefferson on John Wooden
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."Thomas Jefferson on Theodore Roosevelt
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting."Thomas Jefferson on e. e. cummings
"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher."Thomas Jefferson on Dalai Lama
"I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind."Thomas Jefferson on Albert Einstein
"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."