Extract from Thomas Jefferson to John Vaughan

nothing is more incumbent on the old than to know when they should get out of the way, and relinquish to younger successors the honors they can no longer earn, and the duties they can no longer perform.

RC (PPAmP: Thomas Jefferson Papers). PoC (DLC). Published in PTRJS, 8:247.
Author
Thomas Jefferson
Recipient
John Vaughan
Date Range
Date
February 8, 1815
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
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