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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:331
AUTHOR:Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)
QUOTATION:In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.
ATTRIBUTION:THOMAS JEFFERSON, from the fair copy of the drafts of the Kentucky Resolutions of 1798.—The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, ed. Paul L. Ford, vol. 7, p. 305 (1896).
SUBJECTS:Constitution of the United States
 
 
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