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Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)
3rd president of US [more author details]
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Peace with all nations, and the right which that gives us with respect to all nations, are our object.
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Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Mr. Dumas, March 24, 1793
Advertisements... contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper.
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Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Nathaniel Macon, January 12, 1819
I read no newspaper now but Ritchie's, and in that chiefly the advertisements, for they contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper.
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Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Nathaniel Macon, January 12, 1819
A strict observance of the written laws is doubtless one of the high virtues of a good citizen, but it is not the highest. The laws of necessity, of self preservation, of saving our country when in danger, are of higher obligation.
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Thomas Jefferson, Letter, 1810
It behoves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of others; or their case may, by change of circumstances, become his own.
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Thomas Jefferson, Letters to Benjamin Rush, April 21, 1803
Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence, and deem them like the ark of the covenant, too sacred to be touched.
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Thomas Jefferson, Resolutions, 1803
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
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Thomas Jefferson, to Archibald Stuart, 1791

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