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The Jeffersonian cyclopedia;

a comprehensive collection of the views of Thomas Jefferson classified and arranged in alphabetical order under nine thousand titles relating to government, politics, law, education, political economy, finance, science, art, literature, religious freedom, morals, etc.;

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5521. MORALITY, Code of.—
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5521. MORALITY, Code of.—

I know but one code of morality for men, whether acting
singly or collectively. He who says I will
be a rogue when I act in company with a hundred
others, but an honest man when I act
alone, will be believed in the former assertion,
but not in the latter. I would say with the
poet, “hic niger est, hunc tu Romane cavato”. If the morality of one man produces a just line
of conduct in him, acting individually, why
should not the morality of one hundred men
produce a just line of conduct in them, acting
To James Madison. Washington ed. iii, 99. Ford ed., v, 111.
(P. 1789)