Founding Father's Wrap Up!!

View from the Lounge Chair as I celebrate my Freedom by the Pool!!

Last month was great! I was able to learn a lot of cool quotes from our Founding Fathers! Each day a new quotation was posted on my facebook. Here they are for you in today’s roundup!

One day is worth two tomorrows; what I am to be, I am now becoming.-Benjamin Franklin

A people…who are possessed of the spirit of commerce, who see and who will pursue their advantages may achieve almost anything.-George Washington

Determine Never to be idle…It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.-Thomas Jefferson

Independence Forever.-John Adams

There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise about itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.-Alexander Hamilton

Conscience is the most sacred of all property.-James Madison
A little matter will move a party, but it must be something great that moves a nation.-Thomas Paine
By removing the Bible from schools we would be wasting so much time and money in punishing criminals and so little pains to prevent crime. Take the Bible out of our schools and there would be an explosion in crime.-Dr. Benjamin Rush
A morsel of genuine history is a thing so rare as to be always valuable.-Thomas Jefferson

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.-Thomas Jefferson

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.-Thomas Jefferson

To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.-Thomas Jefferson

He who dares not offend cannot be honest.-Thomas Paine

I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!-Patrick Henry

This is all the inheritance I give to my dear family. The religion of Christ will give them on e which will make them rich indeed.-Patrick Henry

Foreign influence is truly the Grecian horse to a republic. We cannot be too careful to exclude its influence.-Alexander Hamilton

Here sir, the people govern.-Alexander Hamilton

It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds.-Samuel Adams

Grievances cannot be redressed unless they are known; and they cannot be known but through complaints and petitions. If these are deemed affronts and the messengers punished as offenders, who will henceforth send petitions? And who will deliver them?-Benjamin Franklin

Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt.-Samuel Adams

Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclination, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.-John Adams

Be in general virtuous, and you will be happy.-Benjamin Franklin

I have always considered marriage as the most interesting event of one’s life, the foundation of happiness or misery.-George Washington

How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn’t make it a leg.-Abraham Lincoln*

It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought hter have thus far so nobly advanced.-Abraham Lincoln* Gettysburg Address

Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.-Abraham Lincoln*

Always bear in mind that your resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.-Abraham Lincoln*

That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.-Abraham Lincoln

Dost thou love life? Then do no squander time, for that’s the stuff life is made of.- Benjamin Franklin
Whatever you are, be a great one.-Abraham Lincoln*

Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.-Abigail Adams**

*Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States so he technically isn’t a Founding Father. However; I have found his wisdom and humor wonderful and contagious! He was a great President and human being.
**Abigail Adams was the wife of John Adams and our Second First Lady.


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