Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Quotes of Thomas Jefferson found in MT Comment Section

From a learned commetator in MT:-

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty."
- Thomas Jefferson

"Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then be trusted with the government of others?

Or have we found angels in the form of kings to govern him? Let history answer this question."
- Thomas Jefferson

"Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others.

I do not add "within the limits of the law" because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual."

- Thomas Jefferson


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