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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:4632
AUTHOR:Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)
QUOTATION:We hold these truths to be self-evident,—that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; 1 that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
ATTRIBUTION:Declaration of Independence.
 
Note 1.
All men are born free and equal, and have certain natural, essential, and unalienable rights.—Constitution of Massachusetts. [back]
 

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