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Sunday, February 26, 2006

Daily Quote 2/26/2006

Monday, Feb. 20, 2006
"His Example is now complete, and it will teach wisdom and virtue to magistrates, citizens, and men, not only in the present age, but in future generations, as long as our history shall be read." --John Adams (message to the U.S. Senate, 19 December 1799), Reference: Life of Washington, John Marshal, vol. 5

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006
"All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression." --Thomas Jefferson (First Inaugural Address, 4 March 1801), Reference: Jefferson: Writings, Peterson ed., Library of America (492-93)

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006
"His person, you know, was fine, his stature exactly what one would wish, his deportment easy, erect and noble." --Thomas Jefferson (on George Washington in a letter to Dr. Walter Jones, 2 January 1814), Reference: Jefferson: Writings, Peterson ed., Library of America, (1319)

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006
"[W]here there is no law, there is no liberty; and nothing deserves the name of law but that which is certain and universal in its operation upon all the members of the community." --Benjamin Rush (letter to David Ramsay, Circa April 1788), Reference: Letters of Benjamin Rush, Butterfield, ed., vol. 1 (454)

Friday, Feb. 24, 2006
"All the property that is necessary to a Man, for the Conservation of the Individual and the Propagation of the Species, is his natural Right, which none can justly deprive him of: But all Property superfluous to such purposes is the Property of the Publick, who, by their Laws, have created it, and who may therefore by other laws dispose of it, whenever the Welfare of the Publick shall demand such Disposition. He that does not like civil Society on these Terms, let him retire and live among Savages. He can have no right to the benefits of Society, who will not pay his Club towards the Support of it.", --Benjamin Franklin (letter to Robert Morris, 25 December 1783), Reference: Franklin Collected Works, Lemay, ed., 1082.