Thomas Jefferson Quotes about Books



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  • I cannot live without books.
  • The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.
  • 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.

8 comments:

Heather said...

very nice! i totally love his 3rd quote!

Auntie Q said...

Great quotes!

Barbara said...

The third is certainly interesting for a man who was president. I wonder if he said that before or after he was elected. I can totally relate to the first ;)

Kiy said...

Great quotes! I too wonder about the third one. And hey, I'd love to be shut up in a very modest cottage - that is my dream house! :)

~3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

From what I can find the 3rd quote is from 1788 and he was elected as President in 1800.

♥Rosie♥ said...

Certainly great quotes! I found myself nodding to them as I was reading :0)

Rosie x

sues2u2 said...

I can certainly agree wholeheartedly w/ this! Where would I be w/o my books?

Janet said...

Love the last one best! Me, too :-)