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tolerance

"Yet Jefferson also believed in compromise. He advised his daughter Patsy to approach all people and all things with forbearance. "Every human being, my dear, must thus be viewed according to what it is good for, for none of us, no not one, is perfect; and were we to love none who had imperfections this world would be a desert for our love," Jefferson wrote in July 1790. "All we can do is to make the best of our friends: love and cherish what is good in them and keep out of the way of what is bad: but no more think of rejecting them for it than of throwing away a piece of music for a flat passage or two." [Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, Meacham, Jon; Random House 2012, page 244]

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Forgiveness

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