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Sunday, February 18, 2007

Daily Quotes: 2/12-16/2007

Mon, 2/12/2007.
"If men through fear, fraud or mistake, should in terms renounce and give up any essential natural right, the eternal law of reason and the great end of society, would absolutely vacate such renunciation; the right to freedom being the gift of God Almighty, it is not in the power of Man to alienate this gift, and voluntarily become a slave."

--John Adams (Rights of the Colonists, 1772)

Tue, 2/13/2007.
"In my judgement it is not only ripe for the measure, but in danger of becoming rotten for the want of it."

--John Witherspoon (debate over the Declaration, July 1776); Reference: The Piety of John Witherspoon, Tait.

Wed, 2/14/2007.
"I leave to others the sublime delights of riding in the storm, better pleased with sound sleep & a warmer berth below it encircled, with the society of neighbors, friends & fellow laborers of the earth rather than with spies & sycophants...I have no ambition to govern men. It is a painful and thankless office."

--Thomas Jefferson (letter to John Adams, 28 December 1796)

Thu, 2/15/2007.
"The same prudence which in private life would forbid our paying our own money for unexplained projects, forbids it in the dispensation of the public moneys."

--Thomas Jefferson (letter to Shelton Gilliam, 19 June 1808); Reference: respec quoted.

Fri, 2/16/2007.
"Patriotism is as much a virtue as justice, and is as necessary for the support of societies as natural affection is for the support of families."

--Benjamin Rush (letter to His Fellow Contrymen: On Patriotism, 20 October 1773); Reference: Letters of Benjamin Rush, Butterfield, ed., vol. 1 (83)

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