• “During the course of administration, and in order to disturb it, the artillery of the press has been levelled against us, charged with whatsoever its licentiousness could devise or dare. These abuses of an institution so important to freedom and science are deeply to be regretted, inasmuch as they tend to lessen its usefulness and to sap its safety.” β€”Thomas Jefferson (1805)
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  • “An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens.” ~Thomas Jefferson (1813)
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  • “In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.” ~Thomas Jefferson (1798)
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  • “There is no vice so mean, so pitiful, so contemptible; and he who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and a third time, till at length it becomes habitual.” ~Thomas Jefferson (1785)
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  • “Among the most inestimable of our blessings is that … of liberty to worship our Creator in the way we think most agreeable in His will; a liberty deemed in other countries incompatible with good government and yet proved by our experience to be its best support.” ~Thomas Jefferson, November 18, 1807
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  • “The second office of this government is honorable and easy, the first is but a splendid misery.” ~Thomas Jefferson (1797)
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  • “It is the manners and spirit of a people which preserve a republic in vigor. A degeneracy in these is a canker which soon eats to the heart of its laws and constitution.” ~Thomas Jefferson (1781)
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  • “Enlighten the people, generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like spirits at the dawn of day.” ~Thomas Jefferson (1816)
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  • “The most sacred of the duties of a government [is] to do equal and impartial justice to all citizens.” ~Thomas Jefferson (1816)
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  • β€œIn our private pursuits it is a great advantage that every honest employment is deemed honorable.” ~Thomas Jefferson (1795)
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