Infamous for his many illustrious adages, Jefferson’s words still reverberate as true in modern times. His wisdom truly exceeded his era. Jefferson founded the University of Virginia based upon his belief in knowledge as one of mankind’s greatest tools. Monticello Exclusive. Finely grained sapele wood is laser-engraved with Jefferson’s quote and his signature. 3 ½"h x 6"w x 1 ¼"d.