Few die, none resign (Quotation)
From Thomas Jefferson Encyclopedia
"Few die, none resign", is a paraphrase of a statement Thomas Jefferson made in a letter to a group of New Haven, Connecticut merchants in 1801:
"if a due participation of office is a matter of right, how are vacancies to be obtained? those by death are few. by resignation none."
The source of this paraphrase may be Edward Archibald Allen and William Schuyler's 1901 work, The World's Best Orations: From the Earliest Period to the Present Time, which gave the entry for this quotation the much shorter and more memorable title of "Few Die, None Resign."