Quotation by Thomas Jefferson

When angry, count ten, before you speak; if very angry, an hundred.
Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826), U.S. president. letter, Feb. 21, 1825, to Thomas Jefferson Smith. Decalogue of Canons for Observation in Practical Life, vol. 10, no. 10, The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, ed. Paul L. Ford (1899).
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