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American 2nd US President (1797-1801), 1735-1826
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either [aristocracy or monarchy]. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were no religion in it”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Grief drives men into habits of serious reflection, sharpens the understanding, and softens the heart”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The Revolution was effected before the War commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments of their duties and obligations. This radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people, was the real American Revolution.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The government of the United States is not in any sense founded upon the Christian religion”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“That the desires of the majority of the people are often for injustice and inhumanity against the minority, is demonstrated by every page of the history of the whole world”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The Hebrews have done more to civilize men than any other nation. If I were an atheist, and believed blind eternal fate, I should still believe that fate had ordained the Jews to be the most essential instrument for civilizing the nations.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind, whom should we serve?”

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