An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens…

“An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens…”

An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens… --Thomas Jefferson

An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens… There has never been a moment of my life in which I should have relinquished for it the enjoyments of my family, my farm, my friends & books.

Thomas Jefferson

Year: 1813
Context: Letter to John Melish

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