I know well that no man will ever bring out of that office the reputation which carries him into it.




I know well that no man will ever bring out of that office the reputation which carries him into it.

I know well that no man will ever bring out of that office the reputation which carries him into it. --Thomas Jefferson

I know well that no man will ever bring out of that office the reputation which carries him into it. The honey moon would be as short in that case as in any other, and it’s moments of extasy would be ransomed by years of torment and hatred.

Thomas Jefferson

Year: 1796
Context: Monticello, To Edward Rutledge, speaking of the Presidency
Tags: hatred, honey moon, reputation, torment



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