Thomas Jefferson - When the people fear the government, there is...

Quote Text: 

When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty.

Explanation: 

The Thomas Jefferson Foundation has thoroughly researched this quote and found no evidence of Thomas Jefferson ever saying it. They've also found instances where this quote was falsely attributed to Jefferson claiming he wrote it in The Federalist, but a) that quote never appears in The Federalist and b) Jefferson wasn't an author of The Federalist.