Extract from Thomas Jefferson to J. Evelyn Denison

literature is not yet a distinct profession with us. now and then a strong mind arises, and at it’s intervals of leisure from business, emits a flash of light. but the first object of young societies is bread and covering; science is but secondary and subsequent.

PoC (DLC).
Author
Thomas Jefferson
Recipient
J. Evelyn Denison
Date Range
Date
November 9, 1825
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson