Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Jefferson Randolph

in stating prudential rules for our government in society I must not omit the important one of never entering into dispute or argument with another. I never yet saw an instance of one of two disputants convincing the other by argument. I have seen many of their getting warm, becoming rude, & shooting one another.

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November 24, 1808
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