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Sunday, January 15, 2006

Daily Quote 1/15/2006

Monday, Jan. 9, 2006
"The Sun never shined on a cause of greater worth." --Thomas Paine (Common Sense, 1776), Reference: Paine: Collected Writings, Foner ed., Library of America (21)

"The only foundation of a free Constitution, is pure Virtue, and if this cannot be inspired into our People, in a great Measure, than they have it now. They may change their Rulers, and the forms of Government, but they will not obtain a lasting Liberty." --John Adams (letter to Zabdiel Adams, 21 June 1776), Reference: Our Sacred Honor, Bennett (371)

"The foundation of our Empire was not laid in the gloomy age of Ignorance and Superstition, but at an Epocha when the rights of mankind were better understood and more clearly defined, than at any former period." --George Washington (Circular to the States, 8 June 1783), Reference: Our Sacred Honor, Bennett (379)

"His mind was great and powerful, without being of the very first order; his penetration strong, though not so acute as that of Newton, Bacon, or Locke; and as far as he saw, no judgment was ever sounder"--Thomas Jefferson (on George Washington in a letter to Dr. Walter Jones, 2 January 1814), Reference: Jefferson: Writings, Peterson ed., Library of America (1318)

"It is the duty of parents to maintain their children decently, and according to their circumstances; to protect them according to the dictates of prudence; and to educate them according to the suggestions of a judicious and zealous regard for their usefulness, their respectability and happiness." --James Wilson (Lectures on Law, 1791), Reference: indicating the Founders, West (100); original Works, Wilson,