It would be difficult to assemble this series of illustrated quotations without including Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States. Jefferson was a great man with some great faults. He was an influential Founding Father, served in the Continental Congress, was the United States Minister to France, the first Secretary of State and Vice President under John Adams. He was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence. Over the course of his life he wrote over 16,000 letters and was acquainted with nearly every influential person in America. Jefferson also had a strong dislike and suspicion of bankers and financiers which is reflected in the quotation I chose to illustrate.