Extract from Lady Margaret Thatcher’s Remarks at the Presentation of the First Thomas Jefferson Medal for Statesmanship at Monticello

in the history of liberty he’s a great figure everywhere in the world. One always wonders what makes the difference between someone who has the tenacity to pursue his ideals and his beliefs against all opposition and a person who is just a politician. I think the great politicians and statesmen who have moved this world have not been pragmatists or believers in expediency, they have moved the world because they had a passion for liberty, justice, law, and eventually democracy. And, they had a passion to continue to see that those things came to fruition in their lifetime.

Such was Thomas Jefferson.

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Author
Lady Margaret Thatcher
Date Range
Date
April 13, 1996
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson