Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Everard Meade

I will never believe that man [. . .] is incapable of self-government; that he has no resources but in a master, who is but a man like himself, and generally a worse man, inasmuch as power tends to deprave him.

PrC (DLC). Published in PTJ, 31:488–9.
Author
Thomas Jefferson
Recipient
Everard Meade
Date Range
Date
April 8, 1800
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
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