Sunday, April 14, 2013


Yesterday, forgotten amongst my piles of tax and other ephemera, was the anniversary of the birth of the third President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson.  Happy Birthday Mr. President ( 1 day late)

“Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
Never trouble another for what you can do yourself.
Never spend your money before you have it.
Never buy what you do not want because it is cheap; it will be dear to you.
Pride costs us more than hunger, thirst, and cold.
We never repent of having eaten too little.
Nothing is troublesome that we do willingly.
How much pain have cost us the evils which have never happened.
Take things always by their smooth handle.
When angry, count ten before you speak; if very angry, a hundred."

TJ was more of a do as I say kind of guy.


1 comment:

Martha said...

I had forgotten about Mr. J. For several years, I got Mr. J's birthday off as a Missouri State Holiday . . . but then the State in it's infinite wisdom, traded Jefferson for native son President, Mr. Truman.

Thanks for the reminder!