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Point – Counterpoint: Words of Age-Old Wisdom with Canons in Practical Life by Thomas Jefferson

  1. “Never trouble another for what you can do yourself.” / Go ahead and be clueless and act helpless.
  1. “Never spend your money before you have it.” / Jefferson never heard about using credit cards.


3. “We never repent of having eaten too little.” / Pigs don’t complain about eating like gluttons.

  4. “Whenever angry, count to ten before you speak; if very angry, count to 100.” / Like a volcano, let off steam and spew lava venting anger or it will eat you up inside the gut.

  1. “Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” / Procrastinate. Besides, is not patience a virtue?
  1. “Never buy what you do not want because it is cheap; it will be dear to you.” / Impulse buying makes many consumers happy.
  1. “Pride costs us more than hunger, thirst, and cold.” / I am not stubborn. What is really wrong with strong self-esteem, school pride, and patriotism?
  1. “Take things always by their smooth handle.” / Making all things difficult can build character.
  1. “How much pain have cost us the evils which have never happened.” / Just take two aspirin.
  1. “Nothing is troublesome that we do willingly.” / Jefferson, are you kidding me?


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