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Which profession is better, law or medicine? Part 1 of 2

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I am sensible of the mark of esteem manifested by the name you have given to your son … you doubt between...

Being related to me has its drawbacks

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … towards acquiring the confidence of the people the very first measure is to satisfy them of his disinterestedness, & that he...

Science, engineering and leadership

~Creating balance and stability in a chaotic political and economic environment~ James E. Smith and Alex Hatch Many successful domestic and global companies and enterprises...

I would rather not fight but WILL if you force me!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP When I saw you at court I requested you would not meddle with any grounds without the 8. fields of Shadwell till...

The undeniable innovation-leadership impulse

~How can society better ensure that leaders and innovators are there when we need them?~ James E. Smith, PhD Leadership is too often overlooked by the...

The chickens WILL come home to roost.

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP It is with real mortification that, instead of a remittance … now due, I am obliged to send you this letter. …...

We gotta help this kid!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP The bearer hereof, mr Smith, is the son of Gen. Smith of Baltimore … who wishes to qualify himself to be useful...

I Insist That You Not Write About Me!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP The enquiries in your printed letter of Aug. 1808. would lead to the writing the history of my whole life, than which...

Why are Virginians giants and New Englanders but Pygmies?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP Your letter of March 25th has been a cordial to me, and the more consoling as it was brought by your Grandsons...

How do you change people’s minds?

Thomas Jefferson Leadership ... some are of opinion that attempts at conciliation are useless. this is true only as to distinguished leaders who had...

We need divine help, too

Thomas Jefferson Leadership ... I shall need too the favour of that being in whose hands we are: who led our fathers, as Israel of...

Religion is none of our business.

Thomas Jefferson Leadership In matters of Religion, I have considered that it’s free exercise is placed by the constitution independant of the powers of the...

Who will stare at us from the other side?

Thomas Jefferson Leadership I know that the acquisition of Louisiana has been disapproved by some, from a candid apprehension that the enlargement of our territory...

How will we spend the surplus?

Thomas Jefferson Leadership that redemption once effected , the revenue thereby liberated may, by a just repartition of it among the states, & a corresponding...

Let the rich pay all the taxes!

Thomas Jefferson Leadership The remaining revenue, on the consumption of foreign articles, is paid chiefly by those who can afford to add foreign luxuries to...

The taxman cometh NO MORE!

Thomas Jefferson Leadership At home, fellow-citizens ... the suppression of unnecessary offices, of useless establishments and expences, enabled us to discontinue our internal taxes. these...

How do we regard other nations?

Thomas Jefferson Leadership In the transaction of your foreign affairs, we have endeavored to cultivate the friendship of all nations ... we have done them...

I must make time for you!

Thomas Jefferson Leadership My Dearest Ellen - I owe a letter to you & one to your sister Anne. but the pressure of the day on...

You Must Get Outside of Yourself

Thomas Jefferson Leadership I am convinced our own happiness requires that we should continue to mix with the world ... every person who retires from...

I would rather pay too much than too little.

Thomas Jefferson Leadership I formerly mentioned to you that I should want another fine horse, a match for Castor ... I must pray you to...