Thomas Jefferson was born on 13 April 1743. Here are some quick quotes from the Goodreads quotes page.
“I cannot live without books.” ― Thomas Jefferson “If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.” ― Thomas Jefferson “We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.” ― Thomas Jefferson “The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.” ― Thomas Jefferson “I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves ; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power.” ― Thomas Jefferson, Letters of Thomas Jefferson