Quotation by Thomas Jefferson

No stile of writing is so delightful as that which is all pith, which never omits a necessary word, nor uses an unnecessary one.
Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826), U.S. president. Letter, December 7, 1808, to his grandson, Thomas Jefferson Randolph. The Family Letters of Thomas Jefferson, p. 369, eds. E.M. Betts and J.A. Bear, Jr. (1966).
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