"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Thomas Jefferson on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Thomas Jefferson on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Thomas Jefferson on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Thomas Jefferson on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Thomas Jefferson on Ernest Hemingway
"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."