Quote of the Day: Thomas Jefferson

A wounded ego in public service doesn't last long...

"I felt that these injuries, for such they since have been acknowledged had inflicted a would on my spirit which only will be cured by the all-healing grave."

Thomas Jefferson on being criticized for his actions as Governor of Virginia, which caused him to retreat back to private life, only to re-emerge again less than two years later.

from Thomas Jefferson: Writings
edited by Merrill D. Peterson, 1984