The Political Wisdom of Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson was a political leader, lawyer, artist, inventor, architect, musician, scholar, book collector, philosopher, educator, and perhaps many other things. It is for his writing, however, that we best remember him. His authorship of the Great Declaration, though others had a hand in it, is perhaps the greatest document to come out of the Age of Enlightment. His first inaugural address is one of the such such addresses that are truly memorable. His “Notes on the State of Virginia,” the Virginia Resolutions of 1798, and his long correspondence with John Adams, among others, remain as treasures from the mind of Jefferson.

Here are some links to Jefferson's words, on both this site and others.

A collection of Jefferson Quotations at the University of Virginia

Selected Works of Thomas Jefferson at the Constitution Organization.

Jeffersonian America