Thomas Jefferson Quote

I hold it, that a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.


Letter to James Madison (30 January 1787); referring to Shays' Rebellion Lipscomb & Bergh ed. 6:65

Picture Quote 1

I hold it, that a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.

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I hold it, that a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.

Picture Quote 3

I hold it, that a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.

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I hold it, that a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.