Thomas Jefferson

A quote from Thomas Jefferson

The solitude in which we are left by the death of our friends is one of the great evils of protracted life. When I look back to the days of my youth, it is like looking over a field of battle. All, all dead! And ourselves left alone amidst a new generation whom we know not, and who know not us.

— Letter to Francis A. Van Der Kemp [January 11th, 1825]

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