I'm not much of one to bleat to the barkings of others, usually, but there are a few I find very valuable and fitting to my beliefs/lifestyle. Walt Whittman - "All can be forgiven of he whom has complete candor." Adolf Hiter - "How fortunate for governments that their peoples don't think." Charles Bukowski - "An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way." For me the last one has a reverse meaning. Bukowski intended it as an insult to what he considered over-intellectualization in baroque writings, but really, if you analyze and "intellectualize" it, he's saying that artists put things insuficiently, because nothing is simple, no matter how much we'd like to believe or make them. Anyway, share yours if you'd like. There's TONS of good Jefferson quotes, I'm sure, if I receive any participation, we'll see some of them.