A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks.
Thomas Jefferson

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Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.

In defense of our persons and properties under actual violation, we took up arms. When that violence shall be removed, when hostilities shall cease on the part of the aggressors, hostilities shall cease on our part also.

I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.

Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.

History, in general, only informs us of what bad government is.

About Thomas Jefferson

Profession: President
Nationality: American
Born: April 13, 1743
Died: April 13, 1743

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