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American 3rd US President (1801-09). Author of the Declaration of Independence. 1762-1826
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Where the press is free and every man able to read, all is safe.
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While wading through the whimsies, the puerilities, and unintelligible jargon of this work [Plato's Republic], I laid it down often to ask myself how it could have been that the world should have so long consented to give reputation to such nonsense as this?
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Without society, and a society to our taste, men are never contented
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Yet the hour of emancipation is advancing . . . this enterprise is for the young; for those who can follow it up, and bear it through to it's consummation. it shall have all my prayers, and these are the only weapons of an old man.
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You have to have your heart in the business and the business in your heart.
Business
Your own reason is the only oracle given you by heaven, and you are answerable for, not the rightness, but the uprightness of the decision
Reason
[A] lawyer without books would be like a workman without tools.
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[He wove those three threads into a talk ranging from annually spending a week at Halloween as a child collecting candy to giving candy to hundreds of children at Halloween as an adult; from childhood assistance he received from adults, particularly after his parents divorced, to saying] I challenge you to be a caring adult in someone's life ... Great times call forth great leaders.
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