Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Ideas - Founding Fathers

Ideas - Founding Fathers











Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.
- Benjamin Franklin


Quotes - Founding Fathers











Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.
- Benjamin Franklin

Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.
- George Washington

I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. 
- Thomas Jefferson

More Quotes:
George Washington











Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.

If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.

Some day, following the example of the United States of America, there will be a United States of Europe.

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.

The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.

Thomas Jefferson











I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.

I cannot live without books.

It is neither wealth nor splendor, but tranquility and occupation which give happiness.

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

Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far.

Health is worth more than learning.

Benjamin Franklin











1. TEMPERANCE. Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation.

2. SILENCE. Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation.

3. ORDER. Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time.

4. RESOLUTION. Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve.

5. FRUGALITY. Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself; i.e., waste nothing.

6. INDUSTRY. Lose no time; be always employ'd in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions.

7. SINCERITY. Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly, and, if you speak, speak accordingly.

8. JUSTICE. Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits that are your duty.

9. MODERATION. Avoid extreams; forbear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve.

10. CLEANLINESS. Tolerate no uncleanliness in body, cloaths, or habitation.

11. TRANQUILLITY. Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable.

12. CHASTITY. Rarely use venery but for health or offspring, never to dulness, weakness, or the injury of your own or another's peace or reputation.

United States Constitution
United States Bill of Rights
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