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American 3rd US President (1801-09). Author of the Declaration of Independence. 1762-1826
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Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.
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Equal rights for all, special privileges for none
Equality
Error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it
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Establish the eternal truth that acquiescence under insult is not the way to escape war
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Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.
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Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every free state.
Citizenship
Every generation needs a new revolution.
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Every honest man will suppose honest acts to flow from honest principles, and the rogues may rail without intermission
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Every honest man will suppose honest acts to flow from honest principles, and the rogues may rail without intermission
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Every human being must be viewed according to what it is good for. For none of us, no not one, is perfect.
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Every people may establish what form of government they please, and change it as they please, the will of the nation being the only thing essential.
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Everything is useful which contributes to fix the principles and practices of virtue
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Experience (has) long taught me the reasonableness of mutual sacrifices of opinion among those who are to act together for any common object, and the expediency of doing what good we can when we cannot do all we would wish
Experience
Experience declares that man is only animal which devours his own kind, for I can apply no milder term to the governments of Europe, and the general prey of the rich on the poor
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Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms (of government) those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny
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Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear.
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For a people who are free, and who mean to remain so, a well-organized and armed militia is their best security.
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For Heaven's sake discard the monstrous wig which makes the English judges look like rats peeping through bunches of oakum
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For here we are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead...
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Force cannot give right
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