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

Thomas Jefferson Quote

“Let them stand undisturbed as monuments of the safety with which error of opinion may be tolerated, where reason is left free to combat it.”

Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson
~ Thomas Jefferson

Ratings and Comments

Mike, Norwalk

An excellent observation at applied liberty - we hold this truth to be self evident. Un-tolerated error occurs at the point of, an acted out broken natural law. Justice is then that which oversees the wrongfully disturbed.

Bob, Charlotte, VT

... I don't know where I heard/read it (maybe here!), but it stuck with me: "The freedom to be wrong." That should make all of us ( yes, you too -- oh, and me, also ) feel FREE !

vedapushpa, Bengalore India

To err is but human but to make due amends for it is as much just that and not any divinity !!

E Archer, NYC

I'm all for tolerating opposing opinions -- even 'incorrect' ones. It's when I am forced to accept them and/or support/pay for them.

cal, lewisville, tx

I agree with Archer.


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