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Sunday, February 25, 2007

Daily Quotes: 2/19-23/2007

Mon. 2/19/2007.
"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.

Tue. 2/20/2007.
"The example of changing a constitution by assembling the wise men of the state, instead of assembling armies, will be worth as much to the world as the former examples we had give them. The constitution, too, which was the result of our deliberation, is unquestionably the wisest ever yet presented to men."

--Thomas Jefferson (letter to David Humphreys, 18 March 1789); Reference: 1787: The Grand Convention, Rossiter (257); original Papers of Jefferson, vol. 14 (678).

Wed. 2/21/2007.
"When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen; and we shall most sincerely rejoice with you in the happy hour when the establishment of American Liberty, upon the most firm and solid foundations shall enable us to return to our Private Stations in the bosom of a free, peacefully and happy Country."

--George Washington (address to the New York Legislature, 26 June 1775); Reference: Maxims of George Washington, Schroeder, ed. (94).

Thu. 2/22/2007.
"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).

Fri. 2/23/2007.
"... [The Judicial Branch] may truly be said to have neither FORCE nor WILL, but merely judgment; and must ultimately depend upon the aid of the executive arm even for the efficacy of its judgments."

--Alexander Hamilton (Federalist No. 78, 1788); Reference: The Federalist.

Here, here! Happy birthday, President George Washington. May you rest in peace.

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