Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Thomas B. Parker

were I to be the founder of a new sect, I would call them Apiarians, and, after the example of the bee, advise them to extract the honey of every sect. my fundamental. principle would be ... that we are to be saved by our good works which are within our power, and not by our faith which is not within our power.

PoC (DLC).
Author
Thomas Jefferson
Recipient
Thomas B. Parker
Date Range
Date
May 15, 1819
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
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