Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson, (1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President

Thomas Jefferson Quote

“The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all. I like a little rebellion now and then.”

Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson
~ Thomas Jefferson

letter to Abigail Adams, February 22, 1787; reproduced in Thomas Jefferson, Writings (The Library of America, 1984), p. 889-890

Ratings and Comments

Ken, Allyn, WA

A little government goes a long way.

E Archer, NYC

Thomas Jefferson was pretty cool.

Romanesq, Hoboken

Thomas Jefferson's voice of liberty lives! And it is as applicable today as then.

Ronw13, Oregon



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