"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
(1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President
letter to Alexander Donald, February 7, 1788
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Yet he became The President?
 -- Joe, Rochester, MI     
    And they, the they that is, ask me why I spend so many hours at the U of Mich law library. And I respond, "Because I realize how little that I know and because all of the books are there at that federal depository! So there!
     -- d daxx, Novi, Michigan     
     -- dmhlt, Hometown, USA      
    Blah, blah, blah. Nice quote but given the real choice he lived in a beautiful home surronded with slaves and died leaving a large amount owing for the stocking of his wine cellar.
     -- Waffler, Smith     
    I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,/ And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made:/ Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey-bee;/ And live alone in the bee-loud glade./
     -- Byron, Fort Collins, CO     
    Easier said than done. We all have some awareness of our heart's desire, and yet our insecurity, our desire to appear more than we are, our lack of acceptance of our God-given selves, drives us to "strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield". We are each at war with ourselves.
     -- Byron, Fort Collins, CO     
    I like your comments Byron!
     -- Waffler, Smith     
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