Sunday, June 17, 2007

Daily Quote 6/11-15/2007

Mon. June 11, 2007.
"Justice is the end of government. It is the end of civil society. It ever has been and ever will be pursued until it be obtained, or until liberty be lost in the pursuit."

--James Madison (Federalist No. 51, 8 February 1788); Reference: Madison, Federalist No. 51.

Tue. 6/12/07.
"The apportionment of taxes on the various descriptions of property is an act which seems to require the most exact impartiality; yet there is, perhaps, no legislative act in which greater opportunity and temptation are given to a predominant party to trample on the rules of justice. Every shilling which they overburden the inferior number is a shilling saved to their own pockets."

--James Madison (Federalist No. 10, 23 November 1787); Reference: Madison, Federalist No. 10.


Wed. 6/13/07.
"I have lived, Sir, a long time; and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this Truth, that God governs in the Affairs of Men. And if a Sparrow cannot fall to the Ground without his Notice, is it probable that an Empire can rise without his Aid?"

--Benjamin Franklin (Motion for Prayers in the Constitutional Convention, 28 June 1787); Reference: Franklin: Collected Works, Lemay, ed. (1138).

You just don't know how much I would have liked to have been there...

Thu. 6/14/07.
"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, 1796); Reference: Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States.

He was wise before his time.

Fri. 6/15/07.
"The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have past at home in the bosom of my family."

--Thomas Jefferson (letter to Francis Willis Jr., 18 April 1790).

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