The Writings of Thomas Jefferson: Correspondence

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H. W. Derby, 1859
 

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第 511 頁 - If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
第 313 頁 - And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.
第 282 頁 - His mind was great and powerful, without being of the very first order, his penetration strong, though not so acute as that of a Newton, Bacon, or Locke ; and as far as he saw, no judgment was ever sounder. It was slow in operation, being little aided by invention or imagination, but sure in conclusion.
第 219 頁 - The natural aristocracy I consider as the most precious gift of nature for the instruction, the trusts, and government of society.
第 323 頁 - For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment...
第 525 頁 - Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do; and behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun.
第 284 頁 - ... our government. He was naturally distrustful of men, and inclined to gloomy apprehensions : and I was ever persuaded that a belief that we must at length end in something like a British constitution, had some weight in his adoption of the ceremonies of levees, birthdays, pompous meetings with Congress, and other forms of the same character, calculated to prepare us gradually for a change which he believed possible, and to let it come on with as little shock as might be to the public mind.
第 599 頁 - What constitutes a State? Not high-raised battlement or labored mound, Thick wall or moated gate; Not cities proud, with spires and turrets crowned; Not bays and broad-armed ports, Where, laughing at the storm, rich navies ride; Not starred and spangled courts, Where low-browed baseness wafts perfume to pride. No: MEN, high-minded MEN...
第 219 頁 - I agree with you that there is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents.
第 222 頁 - ... those portions of self-government for which they are best qualified, by confiding to them the care of their poor, their roads, police, elections, the nomination of jurors, administration of justice in small cases, elementary exercises of militia...

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