Daily Quote 3/6-9/2007
"The most important consequence of marriage is, that the husband and the wife become in law only one person... Upon this principle of union, almost all the other legal consequences of marriage depend. This principle, sublime and refined, deserves to be viewed and examined on every side."
--James Wilson (Of the Natural Rights of Individuals, 1792); Reference: The Works of James Wilson, Andrews, ed., vol.
"All see, and most admire, the glare which hovers round the external trappings of elevated office. To me there is nothing in it, beyond the lustre which may be reflected from its connection with a power of promoting human felicity."
--George Washington (letter to Catherine MacAuly Graham, 9 January 1790); Reference: George Washington: A Collection, W.B. Allen, ed. (537).
"The civil rights of none, shall be abridged on account of
religious belief or worship, nor shall any national religion be
established, nor shall the full and equal rights of conscience
be in any manner, or on any pretext infringed. "
--James Madison (proposed amendment to the Constitution, given in a speech in the House of Representatives, 1789); Reference: Madison: Writings, Rakove, ed., Library of America (442).
"We should never despair, our Situation before has been unpromising and has changed for the better, so I trust, it will again. If new difficulties arise, we must only put forth new Exertions and proportion our Efforts to the exigency of the times."
--George Washington (letter to Philip Schuyler, 7/15/1777); Reference: Washington's Maxims, 16.
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