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My Favorite List of Wisdom from Scholar Thomas Jefferson, Founding Father (For today’s living)

Updated on February 4, 2013

Profound Influence of Thomas Jefferson on America, Past to Present

Profound influence of Thomas Jefferson to the birth & emergence of America is well-known. Innovation 1776 had a profound influence of Jefferson's scholarly mind. My favorite Jefferson quotes is an introduction to the scholarly wisdom of Thomas Jefferson and tell a story of the culture where he grew up at Old Virginia.

I have visited Monticello, his home in later years near Charlottesville, VA many times. Each time, I have been inspired with the amazing innovative mind of Thomas Jefferson.

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Jefferson, His Mentors & Teacher

From Williamsburg at Coastal VA to Mountain Frontier of Appalachia

I am still researching the childhood years & his relationship with other great minds of Innovation 1776, particularly the mentorship provided to him by Ben Franklin. His contribution & close relationship with George Washington throughout most of his life is worthy of special note. However, the political differences leading to lose of personal friendship toward end of Washington's life is a sad legacy .

But returning to Jefferson's younger days at Williamsburg,Va & his inspiration from a teacher, Professor William Small to science & spirit of innovation is truly a inspiring story.

Mentor & teacher of Thomas Jefferson, Dr. William Small, a physician later returned to England, with a letter of introduction from Ben Franklin. Small became a member of the amazing Lunar Society of Birmingham, a dinning club for inventors, scientists & scholars.

Lunar Society of Birmingham, England is another amazing story that profoundly influenced later generations in America , with a link to both innovative & practical minded Founding Fathers, Ben Franklin & Thomas Jefferson.

Welcome to Wisdom of Scholar Thomas Jefferson.

Wisdom of Thomas Jefferson - 1. On Nation 2. Individual

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1. On Nation

1.1 Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference.

1.2 I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be.

1.3 Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty

2. Individual

2.1 All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.

2.2 Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it.

2.3 Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind.

Wisdom of Thomas Jefferson - 3. Leadership 4. Human Nature

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3. Leadership

3. 1 Always take hold of things by the smooth handle.

3.2 Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.

3.3 In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.

4. Human Nature

4.1 An injured friend is the bitterest of foes.

4.2 Errors of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it.

4.3 It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.

Profound Influence of Thomas Jefferson on America, Past, Present to Future - Memory is the mother of all wisdom. Aeschylus

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Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.

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Univeristy of Virginia--Created by Thomas Jefferson - and Wisdom of State of Virginia Elected Government

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      kathysart 

      6 years ago

      Thomas Jefferson.. what a great lens about a great man.

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      kathysart 

      6 years ago

      Thomas Jefferson.. what a great lens about a great man.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Thanks for your advice, I will continue to work on my lens to improve it. I really love your lens.

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      poutine 

      6 years ago

      Hi,

      That list below is pure SPAM. You should delete it.

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      poutine 

      6 years ago

      "It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness."

      Love that quote...

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      waldenthreenet 

      7 years ago

      @anonymous: Thanks for your post. Do you have a lense relate to Jefferson ?

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      waldenthreenet 

      7 years ago

      @anonymous: I am not sure what to do with your list. Please advice how this relates to Thomas Jefferson's wisdom ? Thanks

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

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