Quotation by Thomas Jefferson

The truth is that a Pigmy and a Patagonian, a Mouse and a Mammoth, derive their dimensions from the same nutritive juices.... [A]ll the manna of heaven would never raise the Mouse to the bulk of the Mammoth.
Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826), U.S. president. Notes on the State of Virginia (1787), Query 6, p. 47, ed. William Peden (1954).
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