My Newz 'n Ideas

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Sunday, December 17, 2006

Daily Quote 12/11-15/2006

Monday, Dec. 11, 2006.
"No one more sincerely wishes the spread of information among mankind than I do, and none has greater confidence in its effect towards supporting free and good government."

--Thomas Jefferson (letter to Trustees for the Lottery of East Tennessee College, 6 May 1810); Reference: The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Washington, ed., vol. 5 (521)

Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2006.
"Our country is in danger, but not to be despaired of. Our enemies are numerous and powerful; but we have many friends, determining to be free, and heaven and earth will aid the resolution. On you depend the fortunes of America. You are to decide the important question, on which rest the happiness and liberty of millions yet unborn. Act worthy of yourselves."

--Joseph Warren (Boston Massacre Oration, 6 March 1775); Reference: Life and Times of Joseph Warren, Frothingham (435)

Very encouraging. Too bad he would have censured for saying something like that today...

Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006.
"Tis well."

--George Washington (Last Words, 14 December 1799); Reference: The First of Men, Ferling (507)

Friday, Dec. 15, 2006.
"The prosperity of commerce is now perceived and acknowledged by all enlightened statesmen to be the most useful as well as the most productive source of national wealth, and has accordingly become a primary object of its political cares."

--Alexander Hamilton (Federalist No. 12, 27 November 1787); Reference: Hamilton, Federalist No. 12.