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May 27, 2009
That'll teach me
Increasingly I'm coming to believe that I'm totally wasting my time in assiduously searching all sorts of websites, databases and books to figure out whether or not Thomas Jefferson is the source of a given quote. Really (I tell myself), if it quacks like a duck, it's most likely a duck. Or, in my case, if it sounds like a Hallmark card or a self-help book, it's probably not from the pen of Thomas Jefferson. Just to entertain you, here are some of my favorite silly quotes that people have attributed to Jefferson:
- "Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you."
- "That which we elect to surround ourselves with becomes the museum of our soul and the archive of our experiences."
- "The reason that Christianity is the best friend of Government is because Christianity is the only religion that changes the heart."