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Thomas Jefferson Reminder

     I like to post “thinking” lists. A great way to start a Monday. This list is a “way back”. Here’s a hint, assuming you haven’t looked at the blog title!

     President John F. Kennedy hosted a White House dinner of Nobel Prize winners. He started the dinner by complimenting the attendees with a special welcome. He told them that this much genius had not dined at the White House, since President Thomas Jefferson dined alone. So, we turn to the founding father who also truly trusted the jury system when he said, “I consider trial by jury as the only anchor ever yet imagined by man, by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution”.    

     The Ten Commandments of Thomas Jefferson:        



1. Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
2. Never trouble another for what you can do yourself.
3. Never spend your money before you have earned it.
4. Never buy what you do not want because it is cheap.
5. Pride costs more than hunger, thirst, and cold.
6. We seldom repent of having eaten too little.
7. Nothing is troublesome that we do willingly.
8. How much pain evils have cost us that have never happened!
9. Take things always by their smooth handle.
10. When angry, count to ten before you speak – if very angry, count a hundred.

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