TJE Original Title:
The natural progress of things... (Quotation)
Note: This sentence is sometimes mis-quoted as, "The natural progress of things is for the government to gain ground and for liberty to yield."
- ↑ This is Thomas Jefferson's original spelling.
- ↑ PTJ, 13:208-9. Letterpress copy at the Library of Congress.
- Coates, Eyler Robert. The Jefferson FAQ. A discussion of the misquotation noted above and why it alters the meaning of the actual quotation.