Let us dare to read, think, speak and write.” John Adams

Those who do not remember their past are condemned to repeat their mistakes.” George Santayana

There is a word sweeter than Mother, Home or Heaven; that word is Liberty.” Matilda Joslyn Gage

The happiness of America is intimately connected with the happiness of all mankind” Marquis Lafayette

The time is now near at hand which probably determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves…The fate of unborn millions will now depend, under God, on the courage…of this army.” George Washington

“Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.” Franklin Roosevelt

Rather than quarrel about territory, let the poor, the needy, and oppressed of the earth…resort to the fertile plains of our western country, to the second land of promise, and there dwell in peace, fulfilling the first and great commandment.” George Washington

Anyone who knows history, particularly the history of Europe, will, I think, recognize that the domination of education or of government by any one particular religious faith is never a happy arrangement for the people.” Eleanor Roosevelt

I have often and often in the course of the season looked at that [sun] behind the president without being able to tell whether it was rising or setting. But now at length I have the happiness to know that is a rising and not a setting sun.” Benjamin Franklin in reference to the presidential chair in which George Washington sat with its image of the sun.

We have been accustomed for a long time to military display in all the finish and finery of garrison life; the troops just leaving us were as if equipped for show, and, with their scarlet uniforms and burnished arms, made a brilliant display. The troops that marched in, on the contrary, were ill-clad and weatherbeaten and made a forlorn appearance. But then they were our troops, and as I looked at them and thought upon all they had done and suffered for us, my heart and eyes were full and I admired and gloried in them the more, because they were weatherbeaten and forlorn.” Unknown, in reference to the British leaving after the Revolutionary War

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