Thomas Jefferson Quotes about Books

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  • I cannot live without books.
  • The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.
  • 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.


Great quotes! I too wonder about the third one. And hey, I’d love to be shut up in a very modest cottage – that is my dream house! 🙂


The third is certainly interesting for a man who was president. I wonder if he said that before or after he was elected. I can totally relate to the first 😉