Friday, September 05, 2014

Quote of the day.....

A wise man neither suffers himself to be governed,

nor attempts to govern others.

-- Jean de la Bruyere

quote of the day..........

May [the Declaration of Independence] be to the world, 

what I believe it will be (to some parts sooner,

to others later, but finally to all)

the signal of arousing men to burst the chains 

under which monkish ignorance and superstition 

had persuaded them to bind themselves, and 

to assume the blessings and security of self-government. 

That form which we have substituted, 

restores the free right to the unbounded

exercise of reason and freedom of opinion. 

All eyes are opened, or opening, to the rights of man.

-- Thomas Jefferson
(1743-1826), US Founding Father, 3rd US President
drafted the Declaration of Independence,June 24, 1826

Source: letter to Roger Weightman on June 24, 1826.  
It was his last letter, written ten days before his death - 
July 4th, 1826, the 50th anniversary of 
the signing of the Declaration of Independence.