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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1844
AUTHOR: Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)
QUOTATION: I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.
ATTRIBUTION: Vice President THOMAS JEFFERSON, letter to Benjamin Rush, September 23, 1800.—The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, ed. Andrew A. Lipscomb, vol. 10, p. 175 (1903).

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