Extract from Thomas Jefferson to George Ticknor

this last establishment will probably be within a mile of Charlottesville, and four from Monticello, if the system should be adopted at all by our legislature who meet within a week from this time. my hopes however are kept in check by the ordinary character of our state legislatures, the members of which do not generally possess information enough to percieve the important truths, that knolege is power, that knolege is safety, and that knolege is happiness.

PoC (DLC).
Author
Thomas Jefferson
Recipient
George Ticknor
Date Range
Date
November 25, 1817
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
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