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" I hold it, that a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical. "
The Rise and Decline of Nations: Economic Growth, Stagflation, and Social ... - Page 260
by Mancur Olson - 1982 - 273 pages
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Memoirs, Correspondence, and Private Papers of Thomas Jefferson ..., Volume 2

Thomas Jefferson - United States - 1829
...It prevents the degeneracy of government, and nourishes a general attention to the public affairs. I hold it, that a little rebellion, now and then,...in the political world as storms in the physical. Unsuccessful rebellions, indeed, generally establish the encroachments on the rights of the people,...
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Memoirs, correspondence and private papers of Thomas Jefferson, ed ..., Volume 1

Thomas Jefferson - History - 1829
...It prevents the degeneracy of government, and nourishes a general attention to the public affairs. I hold it, that a little rebellion, now and then,...in the political world as storms in the physical. Unsuccessful rebellions, indeed, generally establish the encroachments on the rights of the people,...
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Memoirs, Correspondence, and Private Papers of Thomas Jefferson ..., Volume 2

Thomas Jefferson - United States - 1829
...It prevents the degeneracy of government, and nourishes a general attention to the public affairs. I hold it, that a little rebellion, now and then,...in the political world as storms in the physical. Unsuccessful rebellions, indeed, generally establish the encroachments on the rights of the people,...
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Memoir, correspondence, and miscellanies from the papers of T ..., Volumes 1-2

Thomas Jefferson - 1829
...degeneracy of government, and nourishes a general attention to the public affairs. I hold it, that a litde rebellion, now and then, is a good thing, and as necessary...in the political world as storms in the physical. Unsuccessful rebellions, indeed, generally establish the encroachments on the rights of the people,...
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Sketches of the Life, Writings, and Opinions of Thomas Jefferson: With ...

B. L. Rayner - Presidents - 1832 - 556 pages
...It prevents the degeneracy of government, and nourishes a general attention to the public affairs. I hold it, that a little rebellion now and then is...in the political world, as storms in the physical. Unsuccessful rebellions, indeed, generally establish the encroachments on the rights of the people,...
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The Writings of Thomas Jefferson: Correspondence, cont

Thomas Jefferson, Henry Augustine Washington - United States - 1853
...It prevents the degeneracy of government, and nourishes a general attention to the public affairs. I hold it, that a little rebellion, now and then,...in the political world as storms in the physical. Unsuccessful rebellions, indeed, generally establish the encroachments on the rights of the people,...
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Methodist Review, Volume 41

1859
...It prevents the degeneracy of government, and nourishes a general attention to the public affairs. I hold it, that a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing, and as necessary to the political world as storms in the physical." Vol. ii, p. 105. There is a vast deal of wisdom...
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Jefferson and the American Democracy: An Historical Study

Cornelis Henri de Witt - 1862 - 448 pages
...God forbid,' he wrote to his friends, ' we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion.t ... I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is...necessary in the political world as storms in the physical The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. . ....
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The North-western Monthly: A Magazine Devoted to University ..., Volume 8

Education - 1897
...Governors, shall all become wolves." To Edw. Carrington, Jan. 17, 1787. Works, vol. IV (1853 ed.). "I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is...in the political world as storms in the physical. Unsuccessful rebellions, indeed, generally establish the encroachments on the rights of the people...
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Fanaticism: A Sermon Delivered Before the Executive and Legislative ...

Charles Edward Grinnell - Election sermons - 1871 - 61 pages
...effects of Jefferson's theory of the desirability of a rebellion every twenty years, with the idea that a rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.2 The aristocratic tendencies of the first two Presidents 3 are divinely utilized in founding...
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