Connecting the Dots in an Unconnected World

Friday, August 28, 2009

Quotable

"Nothing is more essential to the establishment of manners in a State than that all persons employed in places of power and trust must be men of unexceptionable characters."
~ Samuel Adams

"The virtues of men are of more consequence to society than their abilities. ... In selecting men for office, let principle be your guide. Regard not the particular sect or denomination of the candidate -- look to his character."
~ Noah Webster

"The foundation of national morality must be laid in private families. ... Public virtue cannot exist in a nation without private, and public virtue is the only foundation of republics."
~ John Adams

"[W]ith respect to future debt; would it not be wise and just for that nation to declare in the constitution they are forming that neither the legislature, nor the nation itself can validly contract more debt, than they may pay within their own age..."
~ Thomas Jefferson

"It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth -- and listen to the song of that siren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? ... For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it might cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it."
~ Patrick Henry

Attempting to connect the dots…

Wayne
Romans 1:16

Quotable:
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

1 Comments:

Blogger Tom Bryant said...

I like the John Adams quote

August 28, 2009 at 4:38 PM  

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