When Thomas Jefferson became President, in 1801, 20 percent of all the people in the U.S. were slaves.
Isaac Asimov’s Book of Facts, 1979.
Jefferson’s Ten Rules
- 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’s cheap
- Pride costs more than hunger, thirst and cold
- We seldom repent of having eaten too little
- Nothing is troublesome that we do willingly
- How much pain the evils have cost us that have never happened
- Take things always by the smooth handle.
- When angry, count to ten before you speak; if very, count a hundred.
The Corner Cupboard of Facts for Everybody by Robert Kemp Philip, 1859.
Twelve Writers Who Wrote Standing Up
- Lewis Carroll
- Sir Kenneth Clark
- Benjamin Disraeli
- Frederic William Farrar
- Ernest Hemingway
- Thomas Jefferson
- Malcolm Lowry
- Horace McCoy
- Vladimir Nabokov
- William Saroyan
- Thomas Wolfe
- Virginia Woolf
The Book of Lists 2 by Irving Wallace, 1980.
“What I value more than all things is good humor.”
– Thomas Jefferson. The Book of Unusual Quotations by Rudolf Flesch, 1957.