Thomas Jefferson Quote

What country before ever existed a century and a half without a rebellion?... The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.


Letter to William Stevens Smith [November 13, 1787]

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What country before ever existed a century and a half without a rebellion?... The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood...

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What country before ever existed a century and a half without a rebellion?... The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood...

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What country before ever existed a century and a half without a rebellion?... The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood...

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What country before ever existed a century and a half without a rebellion?... The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood...