Found a great quote about Jefferson, my favorite American president.
“I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent and of human knowledge that has ever been gathered together at the White House — with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.” John F. Kennedy’s April 29, 1962 dinner honoring 49 Nobel Laureates (Simpson’s Contemporary Quotations, 1988, from Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: John F. Kennedy, 1962, p. 347) hat/tip: hnn.us.
Much of my knowledge of Jefferson comes from The Jefferson Hour, a podcast of a humanities scholar impersonating jefferson to talk about his time and occasionally our time. When i first discover the show i loved it so much i went back and listened to all the previous shows that i could find. It was great even thought i no longer listen to it.