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"I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery."
Thomas Jefferson (more quotes by Thomas Jefferson or books by/about Thomas Jefferson)
(1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President
Jefferson to Madison, January 30, 1787
quoting the Latin phrase, "Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem."
Defense, Danger, Freedom, Peace, Slavery, Risk, Responsibility, Respect