Thomas Jefferson Quote

I view great cities as pestilential to the morals, the health and the liberties of man. True, they nourish some of the elegant arts; but the useful ones can thrive elsewhere; and less perfection in the others, with more health, virtue and freedom, would be my choice.


Memoir, correspondence, and miscellanies from the papers of T. Jefferson (ed. 1829)

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I view great cities as pestilential to the morals, the health and the liberties of man. True, they nourish some of the elegant arts; but the useful...

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I view great cities as pestilential to the morals, the health and the liberties of man. True, they nourish some of the elegant arts; but the useful...

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I view great cities as pestilential to the morals, the health and the liberties of man. True, they nourish some of the elegant arts; but the useful...

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I view great cities as pestilential to the morals, the health and the liberties of man. True, they nourish some of the elegant arts; but the useful...