Spring and Thomas Jefferson

amywink March 18th, 2010


“Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens. They are the most vigorous, the most independent, the most virtuous, and they are tied to their country and wedded to its liberty and interests by the most lasting bands.”
~~Thomas Jefferson to John Jay, 1785 Aug. 23.

“Those who labour in the earth are the chosen people of God, if ever he had a chosen people, whose breasts he has made his peculiar deposit for substantial and genuine virtue. It is the focus in which he keeps alive that sacred fire, which otherwise might escape from the face of the earth.”

~~ Thomas Jefferson

For more reading, try Thomas Jefferson’s Garden Book

One Response to “Spring and Thomas Jefferson”

  1. Stevenon 21 Mar 2010 at 4:22 pm

    Monarchs, mountain laurels and the Master of Monticello — such balms for my achy hamstrings, sore from dealing with live oak leaves. Beautiful pictures!

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