“I had rather be shut up in a very modest cottage, with my books… letting the world roll on as it liked, than to occupy the most splendid post which any human power can give.”

Art of Quotation

“I had rather be shut up in a very modest cottage, with my books, my family, and a few old friends, dining on simple bacon, and letting the world roll on as it liked, than to occupy the most splendid post which any human power can give.”

Thomas Jefferson, writer, statesman


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