Quotes

If there is one principle more deeply rooted in the mind of every American, it is that we should have nothing to do with conquest. Thomas Jefferson

I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it. – Thomas Jefferson

Educate and inform the whole mass of the people… They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty. – Thomas Jefferson

 

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six hours sharpening my ax. – Abraham Lincoln

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. – Abraham Lincoln

 

 I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations. James Madison

 

Each generation should be made to bear the burden of its own wars, instead of carrying them on, at the expense of other generations. – James Madison

 
If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter. – George Washington 

The Constitution is the guide, which I never will abandon. – George Washington

The constitution vests the power of declaring war in Congress; therefore no offensive expedition of importance can be undertaken until after they shall have deliberated upon the subject and authorized such a measure. – George Washington

The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves. – George Washington

Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession. – George Washington

 

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. – John Adams

Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people.– John Adams

Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide. – John Adams

  

Aye, fight and you may die. Run, and you‘ll live… at least a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willin’ to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they’ll never take… OUR FREEDOM! William Wallace, Braveheart

 

 

 

 

 

The following are thoughts from me, written down to simply remind myself of my focus.
The gift of admiting you were wrong is wisdom. –Rani Merryman
I will fight to protect your rights so that I may keep mine — Rani Merryman
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3 Responses

  1. Look out poor Boston make a stand
    Don’t suffer any tea to land
    For if it once gets footing here
    then farewell Liberty most dear

    A Daughter of Liberty

  2. “Those who cannot remember the past, are condemed to repeat it”
    -Goerge Santayana

  3. At what point shall we expect the approach of danger? By what means shall we fortify against it?– Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant, to step the Ocean, and crush us at a blow? Never!–All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Buonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years.

    At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.

    Excerpt of Abrahm Lincoln’s Lyceum Address (paragraphs 2 & 3) quoted in the Hall of Presidents attraction at The Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World

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