Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Thomas Jefferson (17431826)
The firmness with which the people have withstood the late abuses of the press, the discernment they have manifested between truth and falsehood, show that they may safely be trusted to hear everything true and false, and to form a correct judgment between them.
President THOMAS JEFFERSON, letter to Judge John Tyler, June 28, 1804.The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, ed. Andrew A. Lipscomb, vol. 11, p. 33 (1904).