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Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of a day; but a series of oppressions, begun read more

Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of a day; but a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period and pursued unalterably through every change of ministers, too plainly prove a deliberate, systematic plan of reducing [a people] to slavery.

by Thomas Jefferson Found in: Oppression Quotes,
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Conquest is not in our principles; it is inconsistent with our government

Conquest is not in our principles; it is inconsistent with our government

by Thomas Jefferson Found in: Conquest Quotes,
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It is the trade of lawyers to question everything, yield nothing, and to talk by the hour.

It is the trade of lawyers to question everything, yield nothing, and to talk by the hour.

by Thomas Jefferson Found in: Law Quotes,
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Taste cannot be controlled by law.

Taste cannot be controlled by law.

by Thomas Jefferson Found in: Taste Quotes,
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The most successful war seldom pays for its losses.

The most successful war seldom pays for its losses.

by Thomas Jefferson Found in: Losing Quotes,
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