Historical Weekend Wisdom: Thomas Jefferson

“The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.”

Thomas Jefferson

“I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves, (A)nd if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power.”

Thomas Jefferson


  1. You just can’t better Mr. Jefferson in wisdom!

    • I think good ol’ Abe give him a run for his money.

      • I think so, but my money is on James Madison all the way. Of all the Founding Fathers, James Madison intellect was above all. The closest one to him would have been John Adams. Did you know that Madison completed Princeton (then called the University of New Jersey) in just two years? Then he stuck around for another year just to learn more.

      • I did not know that about James. FYI – I have done a Weekend Wisdom post for Friday March 16, complete with links to your site.

      • Thank you so much! We really appreciate it!

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