Only aim to do your duty, and mankind will give you credit where you fail.
Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)
Contributed by: Zaady
Above all things I hope the education of the common people will be attended to, convinced that on their good sense we may rely with the most security for the preservation of a due degree of liberty.
When angry, count ten before you speak; if very angry, count a hundred.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
I cannot live without books.
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
The man who would choose security over freedom deserves neither.
But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life; and thanks to a benevolent arrangement of things, the greater part of life is sunshine.
Whether I retire to bed early or late, I rise with the sun. [Mr. Jefferson rose early everyday for 50 years.]
Whenever you are to do a thing, though it can never be known but to yourself, ask yourself how you would act were all the world looking at you, and act accordingly.
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