Quote by Thomas Jefferson

The same prudence which in private life would forbid our paying our own money for unexplained projects, forbids it in the dispensation of the public moneys.


The same prudence which in private life would forbid our pay

Summary

This quote highlights the importance of prudence and accountability in both personal and public finances. It suggests that just as we would question the necessity and validity of spending our own money on uncertain projects, the same approach should be taken when it comes to allocating public funds. It emphasizes the need for responsible decision-making, transparency, and justification in the use of taxpayer money, to ensure that it is spent wisely and for the benefit of society as a whole.

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Life
By Thomas Jefferson
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