Extract of Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Cooper

truth advances, & error recedes step by step only; and to do to our fellow-men the most good in our power, we must lead where we can, follow where we cannot, and still go with them, watching always the favorable moment for helping them to another step.

PoC (DLC). Published in PTJRS, 8:12.
Author
Thomas Jefferson
Recipient
Thomas Cooper
Date Range
Date
October 7, 1814
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
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