In matters of style, swim with the current; In matters of principle, stand like a rock.

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) American political philosopher, polymath, statesman, US President (1801-09)
(Spurious)

A common phrase in the late 19th Century. Only associated with Jefferson as of the mid-20th Century.

 
Added on 19-Jul-07 | Last updated 4-Jul-22
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