Wednesday May 15th 2013

“All tyranny needs to gain a foothold
is for people of good conscience
to remain silent.”

~ Thomas Jefferson

Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson (April 13 1743  July 4, 1826 (aged 83) The third President of the United States (1801–1809), and the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776). Jefferson was one of the most influential Founding Fathers. To date, Jefferson is the only president to serve two full terms in office without vetoing a single bill of Congress. Jefferson has been consistently ranked by scholars as one of the greatest of U.S. presidents. Source | Monticello | White House


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Wednesday May 15th 2013 — 2 Comments

  1. Scanned the Wikipedia article and did not locate the quote. Can you name the source?

    This statement is floating around in a couple of forms and attributed to a couple of sources.

    I want to use it but do not want to contribute to an urban legend.

    • I’m sorry I cannot name the source, the daily quotes that I use come from a multitude of sources and it would be impossible for me to verify the origin of them all.

      I’m sure there are many that are miss-attributed. It is not an intent just a way to show that someone else said it that it’s not my words.

      Another subscriber brought up the
      similarity to another quote by Edmund Burke,

      “All that’s necessary for the forces of evil to win in the world is
      for enough good men to do nothing.”

      Posted here; http://homeinsteaders.org/thursday-february-16th-2012/

      As in the case of many quotes the wording or translation is different.

      The Wikipedia article is not meant to verify the origin of the quote but rather a reference for the bio.

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