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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:1091
AUTHOR:Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)
QUOTATION:… the giver of life, who gave it for happiness and not for wretchedness.
ATTRIBUTION:THOMAS JEFFERSON, letter to James Monroe, May 20, 1782.—The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, ed. Julian P. Boyd, vol. 6, p. 186 (1952).
SUBJECTS:Life
 
 
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