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"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." -
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Top 5 quotes from Thomas Jefferson
"I have ever deemed it more honorable and more profitable, too, to set a good example than to follow a bad one."
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"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 blind-folded fear."
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