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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1187
AUTHOR: Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)
QUOTATION: We must train and classify the whole of our male citizens, and make military instruction a regular part of collegiate education.
ATTRIBUTION: THOMAS JEFFERSON, letter to James Monroe, June 18, 1813.—The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, ed. Andrew A. Lipscomb, vol. 13, p. 261 (1903).
SUBJECTS: Military service