A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities.
Thomas Jefferson

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A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.

The world is indebted for all triumphs which have been gained by reason and humanity over error and oppression.

Be polite to all, but intimate with few.

Errors of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it.

I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led, and bearding every authority which stood in their way.

About Thomas Jefferson

Profession: President
Nationality: American
Born: April 13, 1743
Died: April 13, 1743

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