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Why can’t you be like everybody else?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP It is a singular anxiety which some people have that we should all think alike. Would the world be more beautiful were...

These two things are of supreme importance.

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I have safely received the copy of your history of the American revolution ... it is a happy circumstance for our country...

Why can’t you just CHANGE?

"I have labored long and hard to procure ... I have labored hard also in persuading others to ... Habit yields with ... "

Who exactly is in charge here? Part 11 G (OR Does the mind tend...

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP   Heart: In short, my friend , as far as my recollection serves me, I do not know that I ever did a...

Did the whale swallow Jonah? Or did Jonah swallow the whale?

Thomas Jefferson Leadership The confederation of the States, while on the carpet before the old Congress, was strenuously opposed by the smaller States, under apprehensions...

Jefferson’s “State of the Union” in 1805? Part 1

Effective leaders keep their partners in leadership well-informed. "… when the nations of Europe are in commotion and arming against each other … a meeting of the representatives of the nation in both Houses of Congress has become more than usually desirable…"

Who exactly is in charge here? Part 11 E (OR Stingy people justify being...

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP   Heart: A few facts .. to prove to you that nature has not organized you for our moral direction. When the...

They look good, but are they of good character?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP Two persons of the name of Millar have offered themselves to me as overseers at farms which I have in Bedford ......

You are depressed. This will help

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I am sorry to find by your letter that you are become so recluse. to be 4. or 5. months without descending...

Who exactly is in charge here? Part 11 F (OR Who fights hardest against...

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP   Heart: If our country, when pressed with wrongs at the point of the bayonet , had been governed by its heads instead...

Days of wine, and not roses, but war! (And BFF!)

"… I send you 3 doz. bottles of Madeira, being the half of a present which I had laid by for you ... Within this week we have received the unhappy news of an action of considerable magnitude, between the King's troops and our brethren of Boston …" May 7, 1775

The negroes can prosper there!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … in desiring us to look out for some proper place to which insurgent negroes may be sent … Sierra Leone...

We must subdue the debt or it will subdue us

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I consider the fortunes of our republic as depending, in an eminent degree, on the extinguishment of the public debt, before we...

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...

They hated him. He revered them.

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I recieved yesterday evening your letter … informing me of the death of mrs Washington:         witness of her constant course in...

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...

We said we would do it, and we kept our word!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP the session of the first congress, convened since republicanism has recovered it’s ascendancy , is now drawing to a close. they will...

My Grandson Wants to Meet You!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP My grandson Th: Jefferson Randolph, being on a visit to Boston, would think he had seen nothing were he to leave it...

Cherronesus. Polypotamia. REALLY?

Even gifted leaders can have impractical ideas. Dumb ones, too. " … the territory ceded or to be ceded [to the United States] shall be formed into distinct states …[The territories]… shall be called Sylvania … Michigania … Cherronesus …"

Since I have to do it, I will make it count!

Thomas Jefferson Leadership Averse to recieve addresses, yet unable to prevent them, I have generally endeavored to turn them to some account, by making them...

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...

Publicly, I shut up. Privately, I explain.

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP seeing the impossibility that special vindications should ever keep pace with the endless falshoods invented & disseminated against me, I came at...

What are the ONLY objects of a legitimate government?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … a part of my occupation, & by no means the least pleasing, is the direction of the studies of such young...

Let us remain where all religions agree …

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP at an earlier period of life I pursued enquiries of that kind with industry & care. reading, reflection & time have convinced...

Can Americans be trusted with their own government?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP we have no interests nor passions different from those of our fellow citizens. we have the same object, the success of representative...

Should immigration to anywhere be unlimited?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP ... my general opinion is that, man having a right to live somewhere on the earth, no nation has a better right...

Ugly, expensive or inconvenient? Fugettaboutit!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP The most approved plan of an Hospital of 4000. square feet area, two stories … the rooms for the sick...

I am very anxious to obtain the disease here.

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP ... inoculated two persons with the matter of the 24th. & 4. with that of the 26th. the latter has no...

Is an inventor entitled to profit from their invention?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP should you propose to secure to yourself by a patent the benefit of the ideas contained in your letter, I will lodge...

Diplomacy Has to Trump Personal Preferences

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP Great and Good Friend, I have lately received the letter of your Majesty … announcing that contracts of marriage … between your much...