I see now our fireside formed into a groupe, no one member of which has a fibre in their composition which can ever produce any jarring or jealousies among us. No irregular passions, no dangerous bias, which may render problematical the future fortunes and happiness of our descendants.
Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826), U.S. president. Letter, June 8, 1797, to his daughter, Martha Jefferson Randolph. The Family Letters of Thomas Jefferson, p. 146, eds. E.M. Betts and J.A. Bear, Jr. (1966).