The preservation of liberty depends upon the intellectual and moral character of the people. As long as knowledge and virtue are diffused generally among the body of a nation, it is impossible for them to be enslaved…. John Adams (pg 70 of David McCullough’s John Adams)
Take exercise. Exercise body and mind. Both will become torpid and diseased if exercise and study be neglected and disused. Charles Carroll of Carrollton in a letter to his son.
Smiling is good for the soul
Source: The Death of Patrick Henry-6/6/1799
They gave the praise thereof to God, who had wrought so wonderfully for them, this to enclose their enemies in their hands and give them so speedy a victory over so proud and insulting an enemy. William Bradford writing about the end of the Pequot War (taken from America’s Beginings by Tony Williams pg. 33)
“[Parties are] likely, in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government.” From Washington’s Farewell Address as written in Washington and Hamilton TheAlliance that Forged America by…
“It must be granted, that if men hastily and blindly adopt a system of government, they will as hastily and as blindly be led to alter or abolish it; and changes must ensue, one after another, till the peaceable and better part of the community will grow weary with changes, tumults and disorders, and be…