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Sunday February 14th 2016

Beware the Power of Precedent — Jefferson

Liberty Letters Quote of the Day, Thomas Jefferson

A departure from principle in one instance becomes a precedent for a second; that second for a third; and so on, till the bulk of the society is reduced to mere automatons of misery, to have no sensibilities left but for sin and suffering.

Source: Thomas Jefferson, Works 7:14

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