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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:1493
AUTHOR:Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)
QUOTATION:The second office of this government is honorable & easy, the first is but a splendid misery.
ATTRIBUTION:Vice President THOMAS JEFFERSON, letter to Elbridge Gerry, May 13, 1797.—The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, ed. Paul L. Ford, vol. 7, p. 120 (1896).
SUBJECTS:Presidency
 
 
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