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Thomas Jefferson on History

“History, in general, only informs us what bad government is.”

— Thomas Jefferson, Letter to John Norvell, 14 June 1807

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July 6, 2007 · 1:28 pm

Thomas Jefferson on Past and Future

“I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.”

— Thomas Jefferson, Letter to John Adams, 1 August 1816

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July 6, 2007 · 1:27 pm