Monday, July 4, 2016

Independence Day Wisdom






We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  - Thomas Jefferson

The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.  - Thomas Jefferson

Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.  - John Adams

Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.  - John Adams

Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.  - George Washington

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

I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be. - Thomas Jefferson

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