I had rather be shut up in a very modest cottage with my books

“I had rather be shut up in a very modest cottage with my books, my family and a few old friends, dining on simple bacon, and letting the world roll on as it liked, than to occupy the most splendid post, which any human power can give.”
— Thomas Jefferson


Image of the first flag of the US, with thirteen stars for the original thirteen colonies that declared independence. By Makaristos (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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