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Thomas Jefferson's Birthday


portrait of Thomas Jefferson by Rembrandt PealeThomas Jefferson – Minister to France, Secretary of State, President and surveyor. Born April 13, 1743.

Thomas Jefferson is one of the three surveyors carved into Mt. Rushmore.

Thomas Jefferson spoke five languages and once said “I cannot live without books.”

Thomas Jefferson compiled the following rules for Thomas Jefferson Smith.

1. Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.

2. Never trouble another for what you can do today.

3. Never spend money before you have earned it.

4. Never buy what you don’t want because it is cheap.

5. Pride costs more than hunger, thirst and cold.

6. We seldom repent of having eaten too little.

7. Nothing is troublesome that we do willingly.

8. How much pain the evils have cost us that have never happened.

9. Take things always by the smooth handle.

10. When angry, count to ten before you speak; if very angry, count a hundred.

Happy Birthday Mr. President.



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