Thomas Jefferson Quote
I duly acknowledge that I have gone through a long life, with fewer circumstances of affliction than are the lot of most men. Uninterrupted health, a competence for every reasonable want, usefulness to my fellow-citizens, a good portion of their esteem, no complaint against the world which has sufficiently honored me, and above all, a family which has blessed me by their affections, and never by their conduct given me a moment's pain.
Jefferson Himself: The Personal Narrative of a Many-Sided American (ed. University of Virginia Press, 1988) - ISBN: 9780813903101