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Motivational Founding Quotes

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The founding fathers were not only brilliant,
they were system builders and systematic thinkers.
They came up with comprehensive plans and visions.
- Ron Chernow

I see happiness as a by-product.
I don't think you can pursue happiness.
I think that phrase is one of the very few mistakes
the Founding Fathers made.
- James Hillman

What's breaking into a bank compared with founding a bank?
- Bertolt Brecht

My answer to the racial problem in America is to not deal with it at all.
The founding fathers dealt with it when they made the Constitution.
- James Meredith


 

Second, marriage is an issue that our Founding Fathers
wisely left to the states.
- Judy Biggert

In the summer of 1776 our Founding Fathers sought to
secure our independence and the liberties that remain
the foundation of our nation today.
- Doc Hastings

The Founding Fathers in their wisdom decided that children
were an unnatural strain on parents.
So they provided jails called schools,
equipped with tortures called an education.
- John Updike


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Hey, our Founding Fathers wore long hair and powdered wigs -
I don't see anybody trying to look like them today,
either...
But we do look to them as role models.
- Leigh Steinberg

Our political differences, now matter how sharply they are debated,
are really quite narrow in comparison to the remarkably
durable national consensus on our founding convictions.
- John McCain

Partly because his life ended before the age of 50,
Hamilton was defined by the other founding fathers,
and he managed, with amazing consistency,
to alienate most of them.
- Ron Chernow

Our Founding Fathers would be proud of all that America has achieved,
and will continue to achieve, in the coming years.
- John Linder

The founding document of the United States of America
acknowledges the Lordship of Jesus Christ because we are a Christian nation.
- Pat Robertson

Personally, one of the down sides of founding a company
is that there is always too much work to do,
and sadly I find I don't have much time to code any more.
- Eric Allman

For the freedoms our founding fathers not only dreamed about,
but made into reality.
It is that same pursuit of freedom today that is helping
to make our world a safer place.
- John M. McHugh

The Founding Fathers would be sorry to see that America
had become so divided and factionalized.
- Michael Beschloss

The vision that the founding fathers had of rule of
law and equality before the law and no one above the law,
that is a very viable vision, but instead of that,
we have quasi mob rule.
- James Bovard

We believe that an Iraqi founding national assembly,
freely elected, must decide the future of Iraq.
- Jalal Talabani

I was on a founding members of the Canadian theatre
movement in the late 60's till the mid 70's and performed
theatre from Halifax to Vancouver and all places in between.
- Nick Mancuso

Equality, rightly understood as our founding fathers understood it,
leads to liberty and to the emancipation of creative differences;
wrongly understood,
as it has been so tragically in our time,
it leads first to conformity and then to despotism.
- Barry Goldwater

The Founding Fathers gave the free press the protection
it must have to bare the secrets of government and inform the people.
- Hugo Black

What is the robbing of a bank compared to the founding of a bank?
- Bertolt Brecht

Thousands of present day students, like many of our Founding Fathers,
are being taught at home.
- Ernest Istook

Government is necessary for our survival.
We need government in order to survive.
The Founding Fathers created a special place for government.
It is called the Constitution.
- Michael Badnarik

Don't tire yourself more than need be,
even at the price of founding a culture on the fatigue of your bones.
- Antonin Artaud

Since its founding in 1854, Penn State has proven to
be a leading institution of higher learning.
- Tim Holden

In my view, far from deserving condemnation for their courageous reporting,
the New York Times, the Washington Post and other newspapers
should be commended for serving the purpose that the
Founding Fathers saw so clearly.
- Hugo Black

Maintaining checks and balances on the power of the
Judiciary Branch and the other two branches is vital
to keep the form of government set up by our Founding Fathers.
- Todd Tiahrt

The Pledge of Allegiance reflects the truth that faith
in God has played a significant role in America since
the days of the founding of our country.
- Randy Neugebauer

In another situation, and in an active station in life,
I should have been keenly occupied, and the founding
of an order would have never come into my head.
- Adam Weishaupt

The fact is, almost every year since the founding of these United States,
our government has lived beyond its means.
- Paul Gillmor

The myth that the founding of American Republic was
based on the philosophy of John Locke could only have been maintained,
because the history of Leibniz's influence was suppressed.
- Robert Trout

Most Modern Orthodox are religious Zionists.
Despite all differences and nuances among us,
we consider the founding of the State a historic change.
We accept it as something that came from Providence.
- Norman Lamm

Most Americans aren't the sort of citizens the Founding Fathers expected;
they are contented serfs.
Far from being active critics of government,
they assume that its might makes it right.
- Joseph Sobran

I rise in support of the separation of powers as established
by our Founding Fathers in the Constitution.
The Constitution clearly delegates the power to deal with criminal matters,
like the use of drugs, to the States.
- Dana Rohrabacher

This line of research continued when I went,
and brought my research group with me,
to the new University of California,
Irvine campus in 1966 to become the founding Dean of
the School of Physical Sciences.
- Frederick Reines

You need only reflect that one of the best ways to
get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these
days is to go about repeating the very phrases which
our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence.
- Charles A. Beard

There's never been a nation like the United States,
ever.
It begins with the principles of our founding documents,
principles that recognize that our rights come from God,
not from our government.
- Marco Rubio

If the Founding Fathers and other patriots who fought
during the Revolutionary War could see the United States today,
I believe they would be proud of the path that the thirteen colonies,
now fifty strong states, have taken since then.
- John Linder

Genetic studies in Iceland have found that many of
the women who were the founding stock of Iceland came
from England and what is now France.
Some were probably captured and carried off in Viking
raids only 40 generations ago.
- Keith Henson

We have seen a central government promote the power of labor-union bosses,
and in turn be supported by that power,
until it has become entirely too much a government of and for one class,
which is exactly what our Founding Fathers wanted most to prevent.
- Robert Welch

Our Founding Fathers crafted a constitutional Republic
for the first time in the history of the world because
they were shaping a form of government that would not
have the failures of a democracy in it,
but had the representation of democracy in it.
- Steve King

How did we win the election in the year 2000? We talked
about a humble foreign policy:
No nation-building;
don't police the world.
That's conservative, it's Republican,
it's pro-American - it follows the founding fathers.
And, besides, it follows the Constitution.
- Ron Paul

Congress is functioning the way the Founding Fathers intended-not very well.
They understood that if you move too quickly,
our democracy will be less responsible to the majority.
- Barber B. Conable, Jr.

What has made America great have been the opportunities
given to everyone in this country.
Since our founding, individuals and families have come
to America to seek freedom,
opportunity and the choice for a better life.
- Cathy McMorris

And truly, when you look at the Constitution and our
founding fathers and their writings,
the things that made this country great,
you might draw those conclusions: That they were conservative.
They were fiscally conservative and socially conservative.
- Sharron Angle

We grew up founding our dreams on the infinite promise of American advertising.
I still believe that one can learn to play the piano
by mail and that mud will give you a perfect complexion.
- Zelda Fitzgerald

I have not failed.
I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
- Thomas Edison

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.
- Khalil Gibran

I have found that if you love life,
life will love you back.
- Arthur Rubinstein

Any human being who is becoming independent of conditionings,
of religions, scriptures, prophets and messiahs, has arrived home.
He has found the treasure which was hidden in his own being.
- Osho

I have found that hollow,
which even I had relied on for solid.
- Henry David Thoreau

I have found out that though the ways in which
I can make myself useful are few,
yet the work open to me is endless.
- Helen Keller

I have always found that mercy bears
richer fruits than strict justice.
- Abraham Lincoln

We have always found the Irish a bit odd.
They refuse to be English.
- Winston Churchill

If you have found your truth within yourself
there is nothing more in this whole existence to find.
- Osho

I found there was only one way to look thin:
hang out with fat people.
- Rodney Dangerfield

The presence of those seeking the truth
is infinitely to be preferred
to the presence of those who think they've found it.
- Terry Pratchett

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

For my part, I consider that it will be found much better
by all parties to leave the past to history,
especially as I propose to write that history myself.
- Winston Churchill

We may have found a cure for most evils;
but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all,
the apathy of human beings.
- Helen Keller

One thing I know: the only ones among you
who will be really happy are those
who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know:
the only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

I looked up my family tree and found out I was the sap.
- Rodney Dangerfield

The only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool.
Writers, alas, have to be fools in public,
while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
- Erica Jong

We need to find God, and he cannot
be found in noise and restlessness.
God is the friend of silence.
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass-
grows in silence; see the stars,
the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...
We need silence to be able to touch souls.
- Mother Teresa

In preparing for battle I have always found that
plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Science may have found a cure for most evils;
but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -
the apathy of human beings.
- Helen Keller

I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For who has sight so keen and strong,
That it can follow the flight of song -
The song from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The interests of a nation, when well understood,
will be found to coincide with their moral duties.
- Thomas Jefferson


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