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Thu., April 2, 2009, 5:12 a.m.

Quote of the Day — April 2, 2009

Thomas Jefferson once said, 'We should never judge a president by his age, only by his works.' And ever since he told me that, I stopped worrying.

        Ronald Reagan (1911 - 2004)

When I first saw this quotation come up, I froze both the word of the day and quote of the day, which are processed together, until I had time to verify the authenticity and validity of what the late Former President Reagan was quoted as saying. After several hours spent fruitlessly looking for any alternatives to this quote, or perhaps a clarification of what was said, I have nothing to show but the quote, itself.

Now perhaps more to the question, did Ronald Reagan actually talk with Thomas Jefferson? It seems extremely unlikely, but the question remains nonetheless. According to this quotation, he did.

I guess I can blame it on the Internet.


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