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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)
QUOTATION: That to compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical.
ATTRIBUTION: THOMAS JEFFERSON, “A Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom,” The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, ed. Julian P. Boyd, vol. 2, p. 545 (1950).
SUBJECTS: Freedom of religion