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It is our duty still to endeavor to avoid war; but if it shall actually take place, no matter by whom brought on, we must defend ourselves. If our house be on fire, without inquiring whether it was fired from within or without, we must try to extinguish it.

Thomas Jefferson

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Author Profession: President
Nationality: American
Born: April 13, 1743
Died: July 4, 1826

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