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The Writings of Thomas Jefferson

Library Edition - Vol. 6

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Published: 1903
Language: English
Wordcount: 123,487 / 353 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 37.3
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 4,184
Added to site: 2007.04.08
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apsed since his death, and yet his ideas, doctrines and teachings are still quoted and accepted without any apparent diminution of their influence. Cicero had in mind an exact prototype of Jefferson when he said, "Homines ad deos nulla re propius accedunt quam salutem hominibus dando."[1]

[1] There is no way by which man can approach nearer to the gods than by contributing to the welfare of their fellow creatures.

Authentic history shows a persistent tendency of the Anglo-Saxon race in the unswerving direction of personal liberty. The inhabitants of the American Colonies revealed a tenacity and self-assertiveness in this direction to a greater extent than had ever been shown in England. The Jeffersonian idea has ever been that there shall be no king; that the sovereign ruler should be placed on the same level and be judged by the same principles as the humblest citizen; that the lords of the manors are entitled to no more privileges than the poorest peasant; that these rights are inalie

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