I am going to give you some of the quotes today from a few of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. These are wise quotes for Independence Day-Founding Fathers.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of people taking care of themThomas Jefferson
I am doing good to the poor, but… I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. I observed… that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And on the contrary, the less that was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.Benjamin Franklin
Some people will really have issues with this, but I believe Benjamin Franklin was correct in saying this. It doesn’t do anything good by just giving some people everything. If a person doesn’t understand that they need to work in order to have, they will do nothing good for themselves or their families. I understand that difficult circumstances happen and people need help, but government help should never be considered permanent.
The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.Benjamin Franklin
Happiness can’t be given! Work hard for it!
Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope that you will make good use of it.John Adams
This is correct! Freedom is never free!
Honesty is the first chapter of the book wisdom.Thomas Jefferson
Learn to Appreciate
How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy.Thomas Jefferson
This is SO true!!! I heard a few years ago, some teens complain about our nation. They have no understanding how fortunate they are. I truly wish that everyone who complains about our nation, could go to a number of places on earth to truly experience and see what other people live in, then dare them to come back and complain!
Those who expect to be both ignorant and free, expect what never was and never will be.Thomas Jefferson
I don’t see many in schools today and our culture in general, reading, studying and researching what they hear. They are truly content being ignorant. We can’t do that! Study and know what you are learning and hearing. See if it is true or false.
The longer I live, the more I read, the more patiently I think, and the more anxiously I inquire, the less I seem to know… Do justly. Love mercy. Walk humbly. This is enough.John Adams
It is enough. While I wrote above to study, read, and know information, the best you can do is still to do justly, love mercy, walk humbly. A walk with God and treating people right is above all else.
The way to secure liberty is to place it in the people’s hand’s, that is, to give them the power at all times to defend it in the legislature and in the courts of justice.John Adams
Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.Benjamin Franklin
What is your favorite quote today? Why?