Thomas Jefferson Quote

A departure from principle in one instance becomes a precedent for a second; that second for a third; and so on, till the bulk of the society is reduced to be mere automatons of misery, to have no sensibilities left but for sin and suffering.


Memoirs, Correspondence, and Private Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Late President of the United States (ed. 1829)

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A departure from principle in one instance becomes a precedent for a second; that second for a third; and so on, till the bulk of the society is...

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A departure from principle in one instance becomes a precedent for a second; that second for a third; and so on, till the bulk of the society is...

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A departure from principle in one instance becomes a precedent for a second; that second for a third; and so on, till the bulk of the society is...

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A departure from principle in one instance becomes a precedent for a second; that second for a third; and so on, till the bulk of the society is...