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John Quincy Adams1816
May our country always be successful, but whether successful or otherwise, always right.
John Quincy Adams1848
This is the last of Earth! I am content.
Samuel Adams1771
The liberties of our Country, the freedom of our civil constitution are worth defending at all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attack.
Louisa May Alcott
Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
Susan Bronwell Anthony1902
I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do to their fellows, because it always coincides with their own desires.
Benedict Arnold1801
Let me die in this old uniform in which I fought my battles. May God forgive me for ever having put on another.
Harriet Elizabeth Beecher1865
The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
Alexander Graham Bell
A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with -- a man is what he makes of himself.
Jacqueline Lee Bouvier
We should all do something to right the wrongs that we see and not just complain about them.
James Buchanan
What is right and what is practicable are two different things.
Aaron Burr
The rule of my life is to make business a pleasure and pleasure my business.
Richard Evelyn Byrd1938
Few men during their lifetime come anywhere near exhausting the resources dwelling within them. There are deep wells of strength that are never used.
George Catlin
nothing short of the loss of my life shall prevent me from visiting their country, and becoming their historian.
William Ellery Channing1819
God deliver us all from prejudice and unkindness, and fill us with the love of truth and virtue.
Salmon Portland Chase1845
True democracy makes no enquiry about the color of skin, or the place of nativity, whereever it sees man, it recognizes a being endowed by his Creator with original inalienable rights.
Stephen Grover Cleveland1866
A stream of light shall pierce the darkness of ignorance and man's oppression, until Liberty enlightens the world.
John Calvin "Silent Cal" Coolidge II
The words of a President have an enormous weight and ought not to be used indiscriminately.
James Dwight Dana
The grand old Book of God still stands; and this old earth, the more its leaves are turned over and pondered, the more it will sustain and illustrate the Sacred word.
Abraham Davenport1780
I am against adjournment. The day of judgment is either approaching, or it is not. If it is not, there is no cause for an adjournment; if it is, I choose to be found doing my duty. (On rumor of end of world)
Julia Boggs Dent
the light of his glorious fame still reaches out to me, falls upon me, and warms me.
John Dickinson1768
Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all! By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall.
Jonathan Edwards
Love is the active, working principle in all true faith. It is its very soul, without which it is dead. "Faith works by love."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I must be myself. I cannot break myself any longer for you, or you. If you can love me for what I am, we shall be the happier.
George III of England
I wish nothing but good; therefore, everyone who does not agree with me is a traitor and a scoundrel.
Victoria of England
Since it has pleased Providence to place me in this station, I shall do my utmost to fulfil my duty towards my country.
Edward Everett1852
Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.
James Abram Garfield1856
The world's history is a divine poem, of which the history of every nation is a canto, and every man a word.
William Lloyd Garrison
Wherever there is a human being, I see God-given rights inherent in that being, whatever may be the sex or complexion.
Ulysses Simpson Grant1869
Protect the law-abiding citizen, whether of native or foreign birth, wherever his rights are jeopardized or the flag of our country floats.
Alfred Whitney Griswold
Liberal learning is both a safeguard against false ideas of freedom and a source of true ones.
Edward Everett Hale1909
I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything; but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.
Nathan Hale1776
I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.
Alexander Hamiltonabt 1787
Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of men will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice, without constraint.
John Hancock1774
Some boast of being friends to government; I am a friend to righteous government, to a government founded upon the principles of reason and justice.
Warren Gamaliel Harding1921
The success of our popular government rests wholly upon the correct interpretation of the deliberate, intelligent, dependable popular will of America.
Benjamin Harrison1891
I pity the man who wants a coat so cheap that the man or woman who produces the cloth or shapes it into a garment will starve in the process.
William Henry Harrison1829
The strongest of all governments is that which is most free.
Rutherford Birchard Hayes
Fighting battles is like courting girls: those who make the most pretensions and are boldest usually win.
Rutherford Birchard Hayes1877
He serves his party best who serves the country best.
Robert Green Ingersoll1896
The present is the child, and the necessary child, of all the past, and the mother of all the future.
Andrew Jackson
Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.
John Jack Fitzgerald Kennedy1963
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.
Robert Francis Kennedy Sr.1964
There are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracks. They fear the future, mistrust the present, and invoke the security of a comfortable past which, in fact, never existed.
Abraham "Abe" Lincoln1863
Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
James Longstreet1867
The views that we hold cease to be principles because they are opposed to law. It is our duty to abandon ideas that are obsolete and conform to the requirements of law.
James Madison Jr.abt 1787
If men were angels, no government would be necessary.
James Madison Jr.1822
Religion & Government will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.
Horace Mann Sr.1838
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering cold iron.
Horace Mann Sr.1838
If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both.
John Marshall1821
A constitution is framed for ages to come, and is designed to approach immortality as nearly as human institutions can approach it.
George Mason IV1775
Every society, all government, and every kind of civil compact therefore, is or ought to be, calculated for the general good and safety of the community.
Julia McWilliams
The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook.
James Monroe
The best form of government is that which is most likely to prevent the greatest sum of evil.
Gouverneur Morris1810
It is not easy to be wise for all times, not event for the present - much less for the future; and those who judge the past must recollect that, when it was the present the present was future
Charles Eliot Norton
The United States has lost her unique position as a leader in the progress of civilization and has taken up her place simply as one of the grasping and selfish nations of the present day.
George Smith Patton III1933
Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of the men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory.
Franklin Pierce1855
The storm of frenzy and faction must inevitably dash itself in vain against the unshaken rock of the Constitution.
John Davison Rockefeller Jr.1956
I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty.
Hillary Diane Rodham1995
Let it be that human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights once and for all.
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt1939
Will people ever be wise enough to refuse to follow bad leaders or to take away the freedom of other people?
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt1951
It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt1933
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself - nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt1938
No democracy can long survive which does not accept as fundamental to its very existence the recognition of the rights of its minorities.
Benjamin Rush
Temperate, sincere, and intelligent inquiry and discussion are only to be dreaded by the advocates of error. The truth need not fear them.
William Tecumseh Sherman1864
You have heretofore read public sentiment in your newspapers, that live by falsehood and excitement; and the quicker you seek for truth in other quarters, the better.
Walt Whitman
To me every hour of the light and dark is a miracle, Every cubic inch of space is a miracle.
Roger Williams
Enforced uniformity confounds civil and religious liberty and denies the principles of Christianity and civility. No man shall be required to worship or maintain a worship against his will.
Elizabeth II Alexandra Mary Windsor1957
It has always been easy to hate and destroy. To build and to cherish is much more difficult.

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