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Sunday, February 11, 2007

Daily Quotes: 2/6-9/2006

Tuesday, 2/6/2007.
"His integrity was most pure, his justice the most inflexible I have ever known, no motives of interest or consanguinity, of friendship or hatred, being able to bias his decision. He was indeed, in every sense of the words, a wise, a good, and a great man."

--Thomas Jefferson (on George Washington in a letter to Dr. Walter Jones, 2 January 1814); Reference: Jefferson: Writings, Peterson ed., Library of America (1318-19).

Wednesday, 2/7/2007.
"If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy."

--Thomas Jefferson (letter to Thomas Cooper, 29 November 1802); Reference: respec quoted.

Thursday, 2/8/2007.
"If the federal government should overpass the just bounds of its authority and make a tyrannical use of its powers, the people, whose creature it is, must appeal to the standard they have formed, and take such measures to redress the injury done to the Constitution as the exigency may suggest and prudence justify."

--Alexander Hamilton (Federalist No. 33, 3 January 1788); Reference: The Federalist.

Friday, 2/9/2007.
"That wise Men have in all Ages thought Government necessary for the Good of Mankind; and, that wise Governments have always thought Religion necessary for the well ordering and well-being of Society, and accordingly have been ever careful to encourage and protect the Ministers of it, paying them the highest publick Honours, that their Doctrines might thereby meet with the greater Respect among the common People."

--Benjamin Franklin (On that Odd Letter of the Drum, April 1730); Reference: Franklin Collected Writings, Lemay, ed., 148.