Den som ikke leser i det hele tatt, er bedre utdannet enn den som bare leser aviser.
Brev til John Norvell (11.06.1807).
The man who never looks into a newspaper is better informed than he who reads them.
The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.
I will add, that the man who never looks into a newspaper is better informed than he who reads them; inasmuch as he who knows nothing is nearer to truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods & errors. He who reads nothing will still learn the great facts, and the details are all false.
Tittel: politiker og vitenskapsmann, USAs 3. president
Levde: 1743 - 1826
Jefferson var en av de viktigste personene bak den amerikanske uavhengighetserklæringen.