Quotation by Thomas Jefferson

No republic is more real than that of letters, and I am the last in principles, as I am the least in pretensions to any dictatorship in it.
Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826), U.S. president. Letter, December 4, 1790, to Noah Webster, Jr.. The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, vol. 18, p. 132, ed. Julian P. Boyd, et al. (1950).
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