You must lay aside all prejudice on both sides, and neither believe nor reject anything, because any other persons, or descriptions of persons, have rejected or believed it. Your own reason is the only oracle given you by heaven, and you are answerable, not for the rightness, but the uprightness of the decision.
 Jefferson, Thomas. Letter to nephew, Peter Carr, from Paris. August 10, 1787; Reprinted in Thomas Jefferson: Writings, ed. Merrill D. Peterson. New York: Library of America, 1994, pp. 900–906.
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