Quotation by Thomas Jefferson

When tempted to do any thing in secret, ask yourself if you would do it in public.
Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826), U.S. president. Letter, May 21, 1816, to his grandson, Francis Wayles Eppes. The Family Letters of Thomas Jefferson, p. 415, eds. E.M. Betts and J.A. Bear, Jr. (1966).
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