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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Only aim to do your duty, and mankind will give you credit where you fail.

The good opinion of mankind, like the lever of Archimedes, with the given fulcrum, moves the world.

Books constitute capital. A library book lasts as long as a house, for hundreds of years. It is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, it is their only capital.

Be polite to all, but intimate with few.

For a people who are free, and who mean to remain so, a well-organized and armed militia is their best security.

About Thomas Jefferson

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

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