Those who hammer their guns into plows...(Quotation)

Quotation: "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not."

Variations: 1. "Those who hammer their guns into plowshares will plow for those who do not."

Sources consulted: Searching on the phrase "hammer their guns"

  1. Monticello website
  2. Ford's Works of Thomas Jefferson
  3. UVA EText Jefferson Digital Archive: Jeffersonian Cyclopedia, Thomas Jefferson on Politics and Government, Texts by or to Thomas Jefferson from the Modern English Collection
  4. Thomas Jefferson Retirement Papers
  5. Quotable Jefferson, ed. Kaminski (searching under "guns")

Earliest known appearance in print: No appearances in print found. [1]

Earliest known appearance in print, attributed to Thomas Jefferson: See above.

Other attributions: None known.

Status: We have not found any evidence that Thomas Jefferson said or wrote, "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not."

Footnotes

  1. To establish the earliest appearance of this phrase in print, the following sources were searched for the phrase, "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not.": Google Books, Google Scholar, Amazon.com, Internet Archive, JSTOR.

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