Quotes of the Day for 13 April 2011 – Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson was born at Shadwell, among the hills of Virginia, on this day in 1743. By far my favorite among the founding fathers, he is also one of my favorite authors of quotes. Jefferson distinguished himself as a horticulturist, statesman, architect, archaeologist, paleontologist, author, and inventor. Jefferson trivia could go on for pages, as could a collection of his quotes. In fact, there are two hundred of his quotes at the link below, it was difficult to make such a small selection.
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He is happiest of whom the world says least, good or bad.
It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
No man will ever bring out of the Presidency the reputation which carries him into it...To myself, personally, it brings nothing but increasing drudgery and daily loss of friends.
The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies.
We love peace, yet spurn a tame submission to wrong.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty, than those attending too small a degree of it.
Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on offices, a rottenness begins in his conduct.
All from Thomas Jefferson, 1743 - 1826
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