Illimitable freedom of the human mind (Quotation)

From Thomas Jefferson Encyclopedia

Thomas Jefferson used this phrase at least twice in his writings:

"This institution [the University of Virginia] will be based on the illimitable freedom of the human mind." - Thomas Jefferson to William Roscoe, 27 December 1820[1]

"This institution of my native state, the Hobby of my old age, will be based on the illimitable freedom of the human mind, to explore and to expose every subject susceptible of it's contemplation." - Thomas Jefferson to Antoine Louis Claude Destutt de Tracy, 26 December 1820[2]

Footnotes

  1. L&B, 15:303. Polygraph copy at the Library of Congress.
  2. Ford, 10:174. Polygraph copy at the Library of Congress.