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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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5562. MOTTOES, Beauty of.—

I shall
omit the word agisos, according to the license
you allow me, because I think the beauty of a
motto is to condense much matter in as few
words as possible. [346]
To George Wythe. Washington ed. ii, 6. Ford ed., iv, 267.
(P. 1786)


Jefferson proposed this motto for the Coat of
Arms of Virginia: “Rex est qui regem non habet.”
The mottoes on his own seals were: “Ab eo libertas,
a quo spiritus”, and “Rebellion to tyrants is obedience
to God”.—Editor.