Extract from Thomas Jefferson to John Adams

bigotry is the disease of ignorance, of morbid minds; enthusiasm of the free and buoyant. education & free discussion are the antidotes of both. we are destined to be a barrier against the returns of ignorance and barbarism.

RC (MHi). Published in PTJRS, 10:284–6.
Author
Thomas Jefferson
Recipient
John Adams
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Date
August 1, 1816
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
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