Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Joseph C. Cabell

were it necessary to give up either the Primaries or the University, I would rather abandon the last. because it is safer to have a whole people respectably enlightened, than a few in a high state of science and the many in ignorance. this last is the most dangerous state in which a nation can be. the nations and governments of Europe are so many proofs of it.

RC (ViU).
Author
Thomas Jefferson
Recipient
Joseph C. Cabell
Date Range
Date
January 13, 1823
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson