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Presidents Day Quotations 2020
If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
True friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
Discipline is the soul of an army.
It makes small numbers formidable;
procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles,
the character of an honest man.
The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing is a vice so mean and low that every person of sense and character detests and despises it.
The alternate domination of one faction over another,
sharpened by the spirit of revenge natural to party dissension,
which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism.
But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism.
There is nothing which can better deserve your patronage, than the promotion of science and literature.
Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness.
Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your reputation;
for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
The basis of our political system is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government.
Nothing can be more hurtful to the service, than the neglect of discipline;
for that discipline, more than numbers gives one army the superiority over another.
I have no other view than to promote the public good and am unambitious of honors not founded in the approbation of my Country.
It will be found unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it.
The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves.
Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God.
Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.
I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do,
to see a plan adopted for the abolition of it – but there is only one proper and
the effectual mode by which it can be accomplished, and that is by Legislative authority:
and this, as far as my suffrage will go, shall never be wanting.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience.
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.
Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
My observation is that whenever one person is found adequate to the discharge of a duty…
it is worse executed by two persons, and scarcely done at all if three or more are employed therein.
There can be no greater error than to expect or calculate, upon real favors from nation to nation.
It is an illusion which experience must cure, which a just pride ought to discard.
We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors,
and to profit by dearly bought experience.
Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion.
Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.
Laws made by common consent must not be trampled on by individuals.
Some day, following the example of the United States of America,
there will be a United States of Europe.
I walk on untrodden ground. There is scarcely any part of my conduct which may not hereafter be drawn into precedent.
I beg you be persuaded that no one would be more zealous than myself
to establish effectual barriers against the horrors of spiritual tyranny and every species of religious persecution.
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few,
and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace,
one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War.
Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone,
and let your hand give in proportion to your purse.
War – An act of violence whose object is to constrain the enemy, to accomplish our will.
A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions,
not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.
Overgrown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty,
and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.
It may be laid down as a primary position, and the basis of our system,
that every Citizen who enjoys the protection of a Free Government,
owes not only a proportion of his property,
but even of his services to the defense of it.
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.
Being no bigot myself to any mode of worship, I am disposed to indulge the professors of Christianity in the church,
that road to heaven which to them shall seem the most direct plainest easiest and least liable to exception.
I am persuaded, you will permit me to observe,
that the path of true piety is so plain as to require but little political direction.
Let your Discourse with Men of Business be Short and Comprehensive.
Lenience will operate with greater force, in some instances than rigor.
It is, therefore, my first wish to have all of my conduct distinguished by it.
Bad seed is a robbery of the worst kind: for your pocket-book not only suffers by it,
but your preparations are lost and a season passes away unimproved.
“Life is always uncertain, and common prudence dictates to every man the necessity of settling his temporal concerns,
while it is in his power, and while the mind is calm and undisturbed.”
“It is infinitely better to have a few good men than many indifferent ones.”
“Be courteous to all, but intimate with few,
and let those few be well-tried before you give them your confidence.
True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo
and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to appellation.”
“I walk on untrodden ground. There is scarcely any part of my conduct which may not hereafter be drawn into precedent.”
“Nothing can be more hurtful to the service, than the neglect of discipline;
for that discipline, more than numbers gives one army the superiority over another.”
“I shall not be deprived … of comfort in the worst event,
if I retain a consciousness of having acted to the best of my judgment.”
“Bad seed is a robbery of the worst kind: for your pocket-book not only suffers by it,
but your preparations are lost and a season passes away unimproved.”
“Impressed with a conviction that the due administration of justice is the firmest pillar of good government,
I have considered the first arrangement of the judicial department as essential to the happiness of our country
and to the stability of its’ political system – hence the selection of the fittest characters to expound the laws,
and dispense justice, has been an invariable object of my anxious concern.”
“A primary object should be the education of our youth in the science of government.
In a republic, what species of knowledge can be equally important?
And what duty more pressing than communicating it to those who are to be the future guardians of the liberties of the country?”
“A free people ought not only to be armed but disciplined;
to which end a uniform and well-digested plan is requisite;
and their safety and interest require that they should promote such manufactories
as tend to render them independent of others for essential, particularly military, supplies.”
“There is a Destiny which has the control of our actions,
not to be resisted by the strongest efforts of Human Nature.”
“But lest some unlucky event should happen unfavorable to my reputation,
I beg it may be remembered by every gentleman in the room that I this day declare with the utmost sincerity,
I do not think myself equal to the command I am honored with.”
“The determinations of Providence are always wise, often inscrutable;
and, though its decrees appear to bear hard upon us at times, is nevertheless meant for gracious purposes.”
“If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace,
one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity,
it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War.”
“I sincerely wish, gentlemen, that you may in your social and
individual capacities taste those blessings which a gracious God bestows upon the righteous”
“Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your reputation;
for it is better to be alone than in bad company.”
“In politics as in philosophy, my tenets are few and simple.
The leading one of which, and indeed that which embraces most others,
is, to be honest, and just ourselves and to exact it from others,
meddling as little as possible in their affairs where our own are not involved.
If this maxim was generally adopted, wars would cease and
our swords would soon be converted into reap hooks and
our harvests are more peaceful, abundant, and happy.”
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