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Thomas Jefferson Quotes > I know of no safe depository...

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I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them but to inform their discretion.
Thomas Jefferson
About: Society, Enlightenment, Power

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