Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Slow But Sure

"Delay is preferable to error."

~Thomas Jefferson; letter to George Washington, 1792

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Show the World

"Let us therefore animate and encourage each other, and show the whole world that a Freeman, contending for liberty on his own ground, is superior to any slavish mercenary on earth."

~George Washington; New York, 1776

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Just Powers

"Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed."

~Thomas Jefferson; Declaration of Independence

Sunday, April 20, 2014


"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."

~Thomas Paine; The American Crisis No. 4; September 1777

Friday, April 18, 2014


"Books constitute capital. A library book lasts as long as a house, for hundreds of years. It is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, it is their only capital.

~Thomas Jefferson

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Circulating Library

"Nothing would do more extensive good at small expense than the establishment of a small circulating library."

~Thomas Jefferson

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Light Reading

"Light reading(by this I mean books of little importance) may amuse for the moment, but leaves nothing solid behind."

~George Washington

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Good Books

"Read good books because they will encourage as well as direct your feelings."

~Thomas Jefferson


"To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical."

~Thomas Jefferson

Monday, April 14, 2014

Learning Filial Duty

"A lively and lasting sense of filial duty is more effectually impressed on the mind of a son or daughter by reading King Lear, than by all the dry volumes of ethics, and divinity, than ever were written."

~Thomas Jefferson

Sunday, April 13, 2014


"A knowledge of books is the basis upon which other knowledge is to be built."

~George Washington