Who Said It: Thomas Jefferson or Alexander Hamilton?
Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton were two of the most important figures who shaped the American government in its infancy. See if you can tell who's who among some of their most famous quotations.start quiz
Question 2 of 11
"An equal application of law to every condition of man is fundamental."
... Jefferson wrote this to his friend George Hay in 1807.
Question 3 of 11
"Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected."
... Jefferson and Hamilton would probably agree with the first U.S. President's thought.
Question 4 of 11
"A promise must never be broken."
... Hamilton, America's first Treasury Secretary, kept his promise to establish a strong fiscal policy for the new nation.
Question 5 of 11
"If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress."
... Barack Obama certainly knows a thing or two about personal progress.
Question 6 of 11
"I cannot live without books."
... Thomas Jefferson, who owned thousands of books, said this to John Adams
Question 7 of 11
"A well adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous."
... Steadfast Hamilton didn't get nervous in the face of Jefferson's antifederalist criticism.
Question 8 of 11
"Those who stand for nothing fall for anything."
... Hamilton wasn't afraid to stand by his convictions, as evidenced by his contributions to the Federalist Papers.
Question 9 of 11
"Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today."
... All of these men were certainly go-getters, but Honest Abe said it best.
Question 10 of 11
"Always take hold of things by the smooth handle."
... Jefferson's words to live by, since 1815.
Question 11 of 11
"Be polite to all but intimate with few."
... Sounds like Jefferson was something of a social butterfly.
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