Friday, July 24, 2009

Founders' Daily Quote(s): 7/20-24/09

Monday, July 20, 2009.
"Let justice be done though the heavens should fall."

--John Adams, letter to Elbridge Gerry, December 5, 1777

Tue. 7/21.
"The best and only safe road to honor, glory, and true dignity is justice."

--George Washington letter to Marquis de Lafayette, September 30, 1779

Wed. 7/22.
"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."

--Federalist No. 51, February 8, 1788

Thu. 7/23.
"If individuals be not influenced by moral principles; it is in vain to look for public virtue; it is, therefore, the duty of legislators to enforce, both by precept and example, the utility, as well as the necessity of a strict adherence to the rules of distributive justice."

--James Madison, response to Washington's first Inaugural address, 1789

Fri. 7/24.
"It will be worthy of a free, enlightened, and, at no distant period, a great Nation, to give to mankind the magnanimous and too novel example of a People always guided by an exalted justice and benevolence."

--George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796

Source: Patriot Post.

May you walk with the LORD always, and when you cannot take another step, may He carry you the rest of the way until you can walk along side Him again.

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