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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:396
AUTHOR:Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)
QUOTATION:We hold these truths to be sacred & undeniable; that all men are created equal & independant, that from that equal creation they derive rights inherent & inalienable, among which are the preservation of life, & liberty, & the pursuit of happiness.
ATTRIBUTION:THOMAS JEFFERSON, “‘Original Rough Draught’ of the Declaration of Independence,” June 1776.—The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, ed. Julian P. Boyd, vol. 1, p. 423 (1950).
SUBJECTS:Declaration of Independence
 
 
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