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Sunday, April 30, 2006

Daily Quote 4/30/2006

Monday, April 24, 2006
"A constitution founded on these principles introduces knowledge among the people, and inspires them with a conscious dignity becoming freemen; a general emulation takes place, which causes good humor, sociability, good manners, and good morals to be general. That elevation of sentiment inspired by such a government, makes the common people brave and enterprising. That ambition which is inspired by it makes them sober, industrious, and frugal." --John Adams (Thoughts on Government, 1776), Reference: The Political Writings of John Adams, Peek, ed. (91); original The Works of John Adams, C.F. Adams, ed., vol. 4 (199)

Tuesday, April 25, 2006
"The steady character of our countrymen is a rock to which we may safely moor; and notwithstanding the efforts of the papers to disseminate early discontents, I expect that a just, dispassionate and steady conduct, will at length rally to a proper system the great body of our country. Unequivocal in principle, reasonable in manner, we shall be able I hope to do a great deal of good to the cause of freedom & harmony." --Thomas Jefferson (letter to Elbridge Gerry, 29 March 1801), Reference: Jefferson: Writings, Peterson ed., Library of America (1090)

Wednesday, April 26, 2006
"In America, no other distinction between man and man had ever been known but that of persons in office exercising powers by authority of the laws, and private individuals. Among these last, the poorest laborer stood on equal ground with the wealthiest millionaire, and generally on a more favored one whenever their rights seem to jar." --Thomas Jefferson (Answers to de Meusnier Questions, 1786), Reference: The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Lipscomb and Bergh, eds., 17:8.

Thursday, April 27, 2006
"For the same reason that the members of the State legislatures will be unlikely to attach themselves sufficiently to national objects, the members of the federal legislature will be likely to attach themselves too much to local objects." --James Madison (Federalist No. 47, 1 February 1788), Reference: Madison, Federalist No. 46.

Friday, April 28, 2006
"Equal and exact justice to all men, of whatever persuasion, religious or political." --Thomas Jefferson (First Inaugural Address, 4 March 1801), Reference: Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States.