Thomas Jefferson quote about people from Notes on the State of Virginia (1785) - Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves therefore are its only safe depositories.
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Quotes by Thomas Jefferson · Quotes from Notes on the State of Virginia · Quotes about people · Quotes about government · Quotes about rule

Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves therefore are its only safe depositories.

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Thomas Jefferson quote about people from Notes on the State of Virginia (1785) - Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves therefore are its only safe depositories.
Thomas Jefferson quote about people from Notes on the State of Virginia (1785) - Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves therefore are its only safe depositories.
Thomas Jefferson quote about people from Notes on the State of Virginia (1785) - Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves therefore are its only safe depositories.
Thomas Jefferson quote about people from Notes on the State of Virginia (1785) - Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves therefore are its only safe depositories.