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" The natural aristocracy I consider as the most precious gift of nature, for the instruction, the trusts, and government of society. "
Memoir, Correspondence, and Miscellanies, from the Papers of Thomas Jefferson - 第 227 頁
Thomas Jefferson 著 - 1830
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The Strategic Constitution

Robert Cooter - 2002 - 412 頁
...tilts government toward reason and away from interests. 6 Jefferson wrote to Adams. "I agree with you that there is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents. . . . May we not even say that that form of government is the best which provides for a pure selection...
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Missions for Science: U.S. Technology and Medicine in America's African World

David McBride - 2002 - 308 頁
...wealth and birth." "Science had liberated the ideas of those who read and reflect," he wrote. Moreover, "the invention of gunpowder has armed the weak as well as the strong with [the power to inflict] missile death," making enlightened government even more necessary. Jefferson...
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The Divine Right of Capital: Dethroning the Corporate Aristocracy

Marjorie Kelly - 2001 - 231 頁
...20. 3. Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to John Adams, Oct. 28, 18 1 3, wrote: " For I agree with you that there is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents There is also an artificial aristocracy founded on wealth and birth, without either virtue or talents."...
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The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature

Steven Pinker - 2003 - 509 頁
...not a biological sameness. For example, in an 1813 letter to John Adams he wrote: "I agree with you that there is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents For experience proves, that the moral and physical qualities of man, whether good or evil, are transmissible...
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A House Divided: The Antebellum Slavery Debates in America, 1776-1865

Mason I. Lowance - 2003 - 492 頁
...Southern Life As It Is (Philadelphia, 1852). CHAPTER SEVEN. Science in Antebellum America I agree with you that there is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents. . . . The natural aristocracy I consider as the most precious gift of nature for the instruction, the...
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The American Dream: A Short History of an Idea that Shaped a Nation

Jim Cullen - 2004 - 214 頁
...The term "natural aristocracy" is Jefferson's; in a letter to Adams, he wrote that "I agree with you that there is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents." Adams, ever the skeptic, expressed discomfort with any use of the term "aristocracy," writing back...
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Puzzles and Essays from "The Exchange": Tricky Reference Questions

Charles R. Anderson - 2003 - 215 頁
...believe in an aristocracy, an aristocracy of . . ." followed by various qualities? Thomas Jefferson said, "There is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents," which is not exactly the quotation desired (Cappon, 1988). Somerset Maugham said something similar:...
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History of American Political Thought

Bryan-Paul Frost, Jeffrey Sikkenga - 2003 - 834 頁
...recognition of a "natural aristocracy of virtue and talent" to which he assigned a privileged political role. "[T]here is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents. . . . The natural aristocracy I consider as the most precious gift of nature for the instruction, the...
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Reelpolitik II: Political Ideologies in '50s and '60s Films

Beverly Merrill Kelley - 2004 - 331 頁
...World, refined the traditional elitist argument in an 1813 exchange with John Adams: "I agree with you that there is a natural aristocracy among men. . . . [T]he grounds of this are virtue and talents. That form of government is best that prevents the ascendancy of artificial aristocrats and provides...
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The Little Giant Encyclopedia of Inspirational Quotes

Wendy Toliver - 2004 - 511 頁
...impious men bear sway, The post of honour is a private station. — -Joseph Addison I agree with you that there is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents. — Tlromas Jefferson 451 Benevolence is the tranquil habitation of man, and righteousness is his straight...
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