Sunday, March 17, 2013

First, Our Fellowman

"There must be a positive passion for the public good, the public interest,honour, power and glory, established in the minds of the people, or there can be no republication government nor any real liberty; and this public passion must be superior to all private passions. Men must be ready, they must pride themselves and be happy to sacrifice their private pleasures, passions and interests, nay, their private friendships and dearest connections, when they stand in competition with the rights of society." ~John Adams; 1776

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