The Value of Sharing Ideas

I came across a good quote about the value of sharing ideas recently and thought I’d share it here:

He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine: as he who lights his taper at mine, receives light without darkening me.  That ideas should freely spread from one to another over the globe, for the moral and mutual instruction of man, and improvement of his condition, seems to have been peculiarly and benevolently designed by nature.

Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Isaac McPherson, August 13, 1813

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