Why Put Off Till Tomorrow What You Can Do Today
I was going to post this tomorrow, but then I thought it better to do it today . Actually, this quote was submitted by Carl M Keating last week, and I kept putting it off until tomorrow, and then tomorrow again until tomorrow became today. Oh, the irony! So, thank you Carl for submitting a quote, this is a good one, it’s finally posted!
The original quote comes from Thomas Jefferson and is clearly not from the Bible.
“Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.” – Thomas Jefferson
Then there is the other side of this quote coin, which says:
“Never do today what you can put off till tomorrow.” – Aaron Burr
Now, you probably knew that Thomas Jefferson was the 3rd President of the United States. But did you know that his Vice President was Aaron Burr? I think the contrast between these two quotes speaks volumes of their relationship – note that Burr was Jefferson’s vice president for one term and that Jefferson dropped him from the presidential ticket for his re-election campaign in favor of George Clinton.
Aaron Burr is most famous for his duel with founding father Alexander Hamilton in which he shot and killed Hamilton in Weehawken NJ along the Hudson river. You can read more about that here. Also, I found a full list of presidents and vice presidents on About.com that you may find interesting.
And today’s post wouldn’t be complete without a Bible quote about procrastination versus hard work. And yes, it is a Bible double.
“Go to the ant, you sluggard! Consider her ways and be wise.” – Proverbs 6:6 NKJV
More Thomas Jefferson Quotes.