"The Creator has not thought proper to mark those in the forehead who are of stuff to make good generals. We are first, therefore, to seek them blindfold, and then let them learn the trade at the expense of great losses."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Thomas Jefferson on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Thomas Jefferson on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Thomas Jefferson on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Thomas Jefferson on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Thomas Jefferson on Winston Churchill
"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."