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Edmund Burke – A constitution of arithmetic

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Edmund BurkeIt is said that twenty-four millions ought to prevail over two hundred thousand. True, if the constitution of a kingdom be a problem of arithmetic.

Edmund Burke   (1729-1797)

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Benjamin Franklin – Death and taxes

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Benjamin FranklinOur new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.

Benjamin Franklin   (1706-1790)

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Abigail Adams – What shall I say with regard to daughters

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Abigail AdamsIf you complain of neglect of education in sons, what shall I say with regard to daughters…I most sincerely wish…that our new Constitution may be distinguished for encouraging learning and virtue. If we mean to have heroes, statesmen, and philosophers, we should have learned women.

Abigail Adams   (1744-1818)
Letter to John Adams

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Abraham Lincoln – Growing weary of government

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Abraham LincolnThis country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it.

Abraham Lincoln   (1809-1865)

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