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Sunday, November 13, 2005

Daily Quote 11/13/2005

Monday, Nov. 7, 2005
"The citizens of America have too much discernment to be argued into anarchy. and I am much mistaken if experience has not wrought a deep and solemn conviction in the public mind that greater energy of government is essential to the welfare and prosperity of the community." --Alexander Hamilton (Federalist No. 26), Reference: Hamilton, Federalist No. 26.

Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005
"If individuals be not influenced by moral principles; it is in vain to look for public virtue; it is, therefore, the duty of legislators to enforce, both by precept and example, the utility, as well as the necessity of a strict adherence to the rules of distributive justice." --James Madison (in response to Washington's first Inaugural address, 18 May 1789), Reference: George Washington: A Collection, W.B. Allen, ed. (463)

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005
"Be in general virtuous, and you will be happy." --Benjamin Franklin (letter to John Alleyne, 9 August 1768), Reference: The Works of Benjamin Franklin, Sparks, ed., vol. 7 (415)

Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005 (Happy 230th Birthday, Marines!)
"The house of representatives...can make no law which will not have its full operation on themselves and their friends, as well as the great mass of society. This has always been deemed one of the strongest bonds by which human policy can connect the rulers and the people together. It creates between them that communion of interest, and sympathy of sentiments, of which few governments have furnished examples; but without which every government degenerates into tyranny." --James Madison (Federalist No. 57, 19 February 1788), Reference: Madison, Federalist No. 57

Friday, Nov. 11, 2005 (Happy Veterans Day!)
"Gentlemen, you will permit me to put on my spectacles, for, I have grown not only gray, but almost blind in the service of my country." --George Washington (upon fumbling for his glasses before delivering the Newburgh Address, 15 March 1783), Reference: George Washington in the American Revolution, Flexner (507)