Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Honor by Thomas Jefferson

"Give up money, give up fame, give up science, give the earth itself
and all it contains rather than do an immoral act. And never suppose
that in any possible situation, or under any circumstances, it is best
for you to do a dishonorable thing, however slightly so it may appear
to you... From the practice of the purest virtue, you may be assured
you will derive the most sublime comforts in every moment of life, and
in the moment of death." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Peter Carr, 1785

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