Extract from Thomas Jefferson’s Notes on the State of Virginia

The time to guard against corruption and tyranny, is before they shall have gotten hold on us. It is better to keep the wolf out of the fold, than to trust to drawing his teeth and talons after he shall have entered.

[Query XIII, “Constitution”]

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Author
Thomas Jefferson
Date Range
Date
January 1, 1782 to December 31, 1782
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Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson