Quotes for February 18, 2008

Abraham Lincoln

  • You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
  • To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.
  • The provision of the Constitution giving the war-making power to Congress was dictated, as I understand it, by the following reasons. Kings had always been involving and impoverishing their people in wars, pretending generally, if not always, that the good of the people was the object. This, our Convention understood to be the most oppressive of all Kingly oppressions; and they resolved to so frame the Constitution that no one man should hold the power of bringing this oppression upon us.

George Washington

  • Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.
  • We ought not to look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dear-brought experience.
  • The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the republican model of government are justly considered… deeply, …finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.
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~ by swfreedomlover on February 18, 2008.

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