Author: Henry David Thoreau (---.dsl.okcyok.swbell.net)
Date: 11-07-05 03:14
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Founding Fathers Quotes
An honorable Peace is and always was my first wish! I can take no delight in the effusion of human Blood; but, if this War
should continue, I wish to have the most active part in it.
John Paul Jones, letter to Gouverneur Morris, Sept 2, 1782
Religion: St. Augustine Quotes
For what is faith unless it is to believe what you do not see?
We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty
rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept
that each individual is accountable for his actions.
That god forbid, that made me first your slave,
I should in thought control your times of pleasure,
Or at your hand the account of hours to crave,
Being your vassal, bound to stay your leisure!
O! let me suffer, being at your beck,
The imprison'd absence of your liberty;
And patience, tame to sufferance, bide each check,
Without accusing you of injury.
Be where you list, your charter is so strong
That you yourself may privilage your time
To what you will; to you it doth belong
Yourself to pardon of self-doing crime.
I am to wait, though waiting so be hell,
Not blame your pleasure be it ill or well.