Who Said It: Thomas Jefferson or Alexander Hamilton?

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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.

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Question 1 of 10

"An equal application of law to every condition of man is fundamental."

Thomas Jefferson
Alexander Hamilton
Marcel Proust

... Jefferson wrote this to his friend George Hay in 1807.

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Question 2 of 10

"Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected."

Thomas Jefferson
Alexander Hamilton
George Washington

... Jefferson and Hamilton would probably agree with the first U.S. President's thought.

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Question 3 of 10

"A promise must never be broken."

Thomas Jefferson
Alexander Hamilton
Nathaniel Hawthorne

... Hamilton, America's first Treasury Secretary, kept his promise to establish a strong fiscal policy for the new nation.

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Question 4 of 10

"If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress."

Thomas Jefferson
Alexander Hamilton
Barack Obama

... Barack Obama certainly knows a thing or two about personal progress.

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Question 5 of 10

"I cannot live without books."

Thomas Jefferson
Alexander Hamilton
Benjamin Franklin

... Thomas Jefferson, who owned thousands of books, said this to John Adams

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Question 6 of 10

"A well adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous."

Thomas Jefferson
Alexander Hamilton
John Adams

... Steadfast Hamilton didn't get nervous in the face of Jefferson's antifederalist criticism.

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Question 7 of 10

"Those who stand for nothing fall for anything."

Thomas Jefferson
Alexander Hamilton
Martin Luther King

... Hamilton wasn't afraid to stand by his convictions, as evidenced by his contributions to the Federalist Papers.

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Question 8 of 10

"Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today."

Thomas Jefferson
Alexander Hamilton
Abraham Lincoln

... All of these men were certainly go-getters, but Honest Abe said it best.

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Question 9 of 10

"Always take hold of things by the smooth handle."

Thomas Jefferson
Alexander Hamilton
James Madison

... Jefferson's words to live by, since 1815.

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Question 10 of 10

"Be polite to all but intimate with few."

Thomas Jefferson
Alexander Hamilton
Napoleon Bonaparte

... Sounds like Jefferson was something of a social butterfly.

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