A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun.




A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun.

A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. --Thomas Jefferson

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

Year: 1785
Context: Letter to Peter Carr
Tags: Letter to Peter Carr, Thomas Jefferson, boldness, constant companion, exercises, gun, mind games, moderate exercise, strong body, strong mind, walks, 1785



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