"History, in general, only informs us of what bad government is."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Thomas Jefferson on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Thomas Jefferson on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Thomas Jefferson on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Thomas Jefferson on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Thomas Jefferson on Thomas Jefferson
"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."