Quotation: "When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on."
Earliest known appearance in print: 1923
Earliest known appearance in print, attributed to Thomas Jefferson: 1996
Status: This quotation has never been found in the writings of Thomas Jefferson. It is listed as a proverb from the American West in a 1946 article in California Folklore Quarterly.
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