Quotation by Thomas Jefferson

The business eternally passing thro' my mind and occupying it exclusively, wipes out at once the recollection of things which have been presented to it but once, and on which it has had no occasion to recur.
Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826), U.S. president. Letter, July 2, 1792, to Hugh Rose. The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, vol. 24, p. 148, ed. Julian P. Boyd, et al. (1950).
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