Quotation by Thomas Jefferson

With those who wish to think amiss of me, I have learnt to be perfectly indifferent: but where I know a mind to be ingenuous, and to need only truth to set it to rights, I cannot be as passive.
Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826), U.S. president. Letter, September 11, 1804, to Abigail Adams. The Adams-Jefferson Letters, vol. 1, p. 278, ed. Lester J. Cappon (1959).
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