Quote of the Day

“History by apprising [citizens] of the past will enable them to judge of the future; it will avail them of the experience of other times and other nations; it will qualify them as judges of the actions and designs of men; it will enable them to know ambition under every disguise it may assume; and knowing it, to defeat its views.”

— Thomas Jefferson (Notes on the State of Virginia, Query 14, 1781)

Reference: Jefferson: Writings, Peterson ed., Library of America (274)