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Sunday, October 15, 2006

Daily Quote 10/15/2006

Mon. 10/9/2006.
"I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast; for I intend to go in harm's way."

--John Paul Jones (letter to M. Le Ray de Chaumont, 16 November 1778); Reference: John Paul Jones: Fighter for Freedom and Glory, Lorenz (xii)

Tue. 10/10/2006.
"[T]he importance of piety and religion; of industry and frugality; of prudence, economy, regularity and an even government; all... are essential to the well-being of a family."

--Samuel Adams (letter to Thomas wells, 22 November 1780); Reference: Original Intent, Barton (346); original The Writings of Samuel Adams, Cushing, ed., vol. 4 (225)

Wed. 10/11/2006.
"[W]hen the resolution of enslaving America was formed in Great Britain, the British Parliament was advised by an artful man, - who was governor of Pennsylvania, to disarm the people; that it was the best and most effectual way to enslave them; but that they should not do it openly, but weaken them, and let them sink gradually, by totally disusing and neglecting the militia."

--George Mason (speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 14 June 1778); Reference: The Debates of the Several State..., Elliot, vol. 3 (380)

Thu. 10/12/2006.
"The duty of an upright administration is to pursue its course steadily, to know nothing of these family dissentions, and to cherish the good principles of both parties."

--Thomas Jefferson (letter to George Logan, 1805); Reference: The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, 11:71

Fri. 10/13/2006.
"The great object of my fear is the federal judiciary. That body, like gravity, ever acting, with noiseless foot, and unalarming advance, gaining ground step by step, and holding what it gains, is ingulfing insidiously the special governments into the jaws of that which feeds them."

--Thomas Jefferson (letter to Judge Spencer Roane, 9 March 1821); Reference: respec. Quote