• “Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition.” ~Thomas Jefferson (1781)
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  • “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.” ~Thomas Jefferson (1805)
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  • “Newspapers … serve as chimnies to carry off noxious vapors and smoke.” ~Thomas Jefferson (1802)
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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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  • “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.” ~Thomas Jefferson (1805)
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  • His system of morality was the most benevolent and sublime probably that had ever been taught, and consequently more perfect than those of any of the ancient philosophers. ~Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Joseph Priestly, April 9, 1803
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  • I hold the precepts of Jesus as delivered by Himself, to be the most pure, benevolent and sublime which have ever been preached to man. ~Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Jared Sparks, November 4, 1820
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  • Of all the systems of morality, ancient or modern, which have come under my observation, none appear to me so pure as the of Jesus. ~Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Canby, September 18, 1813
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  • “It is of great importance to set a resolution, not to be shaken, never to tell an untruth. 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; he tells lies without attending to it, and truths without the world’s believing him.” ~Thomas Jefferson (1785)
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  • “The same prudence which in private life would forbid our paying our own money for unexplained projects, forbids it in the dispensation of the public moneys.” ~Thomas Jefferson (1808)
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