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Sunday, March 04, 2007

Daily Quote 3/4/2007

Mon. 2/26/2007.
"Citizens by birth or choice of a common country, that country has a right to concentrate your affections. The name of American, which belongs to you, in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of Patriotism, more than any appellation derived from local discriminations."

--George Washington (Farewell Address, 19 September 1796); Reference: George Washington: A Collection, W.B. Allen, ed. (515).

Tue. 2/27/2007.
"Some talked, some wrote, and some fought to promote and establish it, but you and Mr. Jefferson thought for us all. I never take a retrospect of the years 1775 and 1776 without associating your opinions and speeches and conversations with all the great political, moral, and intellectual achievements of the Congress of those memorable years."

--Benjamin Rush (to John Adams, 17 February 1812); Reference: Letters of Benjamin Rush, Butterfield, ed., vol. 2 (1127).

Wed. 2/28/2007.
"Nothing then is unchangeable but the inherent and unalienable
rights of man."

--Thomas Jefferson (Letter to John Cartwright, 5 June 1824); Reference: Jefferson: Writings, Peterson ed., Library of America (1494).

Thu. 3/1/2007.
"It is a principle incorporated into the settled policy of America, that as peace is better than war, war is better than tribute."

--James Madison (letter to the Dey of Algiers, August 1816); Reference: Madison, III, page 17.