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Quote 1420 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1420 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1420 The new government will demolish our Balloon Constitution. If it had no other merit, this would be enough with me. But it has a thousand other things to recommend it. It makes us a Nation. It rescues us from anarchy and Slavery. It revives agriculture and commerce. It checks moral and political iniquity. In a word, it makes a man both willing to live and to die. To live, because it opens to him fair prospects of great public and private happiness. To die, because it ensures peace, order, safety and prosperity to his children.


Quote 1422 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1422 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1422 ... encroachments of the two systems of tyranny [Cannon and Feudal Law], in opposition to which as has been observed already, they erected their government in church and state, but knowledge diffused generally through the whole body of the people.

John Adams: Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law - 1765
Quoted Document: A Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law

Quote 1427 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1427 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1427 The principles and modes of government are too important to be disregarded by an inquisitive mind and I think are well worthy of critical examination by all students that have health an leisure.

James Madison: To William Bradford, December 1, 1773
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Quote 1435 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1435 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1435 Such an institution, though local in its legal character, would be universal in its beneficial effects. By enlightening the opinions, by expanding the patriotism, and by assimilating the principles, the sentiments, and the manners of those who might resort to this temple of science, to be redistributed in due time through every part of the community, sources of jealousy and prejudice would be diminished, the features of national character would be multiplied, and greater extent given to social harmony. But, above all, a well- constituted seminary in the center of the nation is recommended by the consideration that the additional instruction emanating from it would contribute not less to strengthen the foundations than to adorn the structure of our free and happy system of government.

James Madison: Second annual message to congress, Dec 5, 1810

Quote 1437 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1437 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1437 The principal capacity of a free government is to derived from the sound morals and intelligence of the people; and the more extensive the means of education, the more confidently may we rely on the preservation of our public liberties.

James Monroe: A Narrative of a Tour of Observation 1818



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