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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1064
AUTHOR: Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)
QUOTATION: It behoves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of others; or their case may, by change of circumstances, become his own.
ATTRIBUTION: President THOMAS JEFFERSON, letter to Benjamin Rush, April 21, 1803.—The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, ed. Paul L. Ford, vol. 8, p. 224, footnote 1 (1897).