March 16, 1751 - June 28, 1836
Port Conway, Virginia, United States
4th U.S. President, Political theorist, American statesman
Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.
The circulation of confidence is better than the circulation of money.
If men were angels, no government would be necessary.
No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.
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