Thomas Jefferson’s writing wisdom

“The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.”

Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, had the right idea when he wrote this line, which I discovered thanks to Better Business Writing by Sue Brock.

Happy Independence Day!

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  1. Susan Weiner CFA
    Susan Weiner CFA says:

    Thanks, George Padula, for alerting me to the fact that I initially used the wrong face off Mount Rushmore to represent Jefferson! You’d think my elementary school history lessons would have stuck with me…

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