A superbly produced number of quotations from Jefferson's personal inner most correspondence to friends and family.
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To Peter Carr, Paris, August 19, 1785 fact, among candid minds, can by no means do damage. To John Adams, Philadelphia, July 17, 1791 the guy who fears no truths has not anything to worry from lies. To George Logan, 1816 we aren't afraid to keep on with fact anywhere it could possibly lead, nor to tolerate any blunders as long as cause is left loose to strive against it. To William Roscoe, Monticello, December 27, 1820 All will be laid open to you with no reserve, for there's not a fact current which I worry, or would need unknown to the full global. To Henry Lee, Monticello, could 15, 1826 Tyranny The time to protect opposed to corruption and tyranny, is prior to they shall have got carry people. it truly is greater to maintain the wolf out of the fold, than to belief to drawing his enamel and talons after he shall have entered. Notes at the kingdom of Virginia, 1782 i've got sworn upon the altar of god everlasting hostility opposed to each type of tyranny over the brain of guy. To Benjamin Rush, Monticello, September 23, 1800 harmony A state united can by no means be conquered. To John Adams, Monticello, January eleven, 1816 Vigilance allow the attention of vigilance by no means be closed. To Spencer Roane, Monticello, March nine, 1821 advantage motivate all of your virtuous inclinations, & workout them every time a chance arises, being guaranteed that they're going to achieve power by means of workout as a limb of the physique does, & that workout will lead them to recurring. From the perform of the purest advantage you can be guaranteed you are going to derive the main elegant comforts in each second of existence, & within the second of dying. To Peter Carr, Paris, August 19, 1785 jogging the item of jogging is to sit back the brain. you want to hence no longer let your self even to imagine whenever you stroll. yet direct your consciousness via the items surrounding you. strolling is the absolute best workout. Habituate your self to stroll very a ways. To Peter Carr, Paris, August 19, 1785 Of all routines jogging is best.... not anyone understands, until eventually he attempts, how simply a behavior of jogging is received. an individual who by no means walked 3 miles will during a month turn into capable of stroll 15 or 20 with out fatigue. i've got recognized a few nice walkers & had specific debts of many extra; and that i by no means knew or heard of 1 who used to be no longer fit & lengthy lived. This species of workout consequently is far to be urged. To Thomas Mann Randolph, Jr. , Paris, August 27, 1786 warfare I abhor battle, and think about it because the maximum scourge of mankind. To Elbridge Gerry, Philadelphia, could thirteen, 1797 Whensoever opposed agressions ... require inn to struggle, we needs to meet our accountability and persuade the realm that we're simply pals and courageous enemies. To Andrew Jackson, December three, 1806 Trophies got by way of the blood-stained metal, or the tattered flags of the tented box, seriously is not envied. To the Republican electorate of Washington County, Maryland, Monticello, March 31, 1809 Wine I have a good time, as a Moralist, on the prospect of a discount of the tasks on wine, through our nationwide legislature.