Extract from Thomas Jefferson to James Madison

life is of no value but as it brings gratifications. among the most valuable of these is rational society. it informs the mind, sweetens the temper, chears our spirits, and promotes health.

RC (DLC: James Madison Papers). Published in PTJ, 6:544–51.
Recipient
James Madison
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Date
February 20, 1784
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Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
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