Thanks again. You guys are the pros.more »
Someone on the discussion string came up with this version:
"if we can but prevent the government from wasting the labours of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy." - Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Cooper, November 29, 1802more »
Thanks again Anna. Here's another one, that sounds more suspicious to me than the last couple:
"I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them."more »
And another one:
"Whenever there are in any country uncultivated lands and unemployed poor, it is clear that the laws of property have been so far extended as to violate natural right. The earth is given as a common stock for man to labor and live on. If for the encouragement of industry...more »
Thanks again.more »
Is this one real?
"Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition."more »
Here's the link to the page I noted on my recent query:...more »
This has come up linked to a page calling itself "The Federalist Papers." This quote is about midway through a letter from TJ to James Sullivan of Massachusetts, May 21, 1805. Is it genuine?
"The patriot, like the Christian, must learn that to bear revielings & persecutions is a part...more »
Thanks, very belatedly. more »
"Experience demands that man is the only animal which devours its own kind, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich upon the poor."
Jefferson, or not?more »
Seen on the Net attributed to TJ: "The issue today is the same as it has been throughout all history, whether man shall be allowed to govern himself, or be ruled by a small elite."
Can't find it here, on your search bar, or in the Spurious list. It sounds consistent with his ideas, but I'm...more »