America and the American People

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J. & H.G. Langley, 1846 - 512 Seiten
 

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Seite 85 - Observe good faith and justice towards all nations : cultivate peace and harmony with all. It will be worthy of a free, enlightened, and at no distant period a great nation, to give to mankind the magnanimous and too novel example of a people always guided by an exalted justice and benevolence. " Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence,
Seite 85 - the spirit of party is inseparable from our nature, having its root in the strongest passions of the human mind. It exists, under different shapes, in all governments, more or less stifled, controlled, or repressed ; but in those of the popular form it is seen in its greatest rankness, and is truly their worst enemy.
Seite 307 - reason is left free to combat it. The basis of our government being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right ; and were it left to me to decide, whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter."*
Seite 85 - prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens.
Seite 86 - I anticipate with pleasing expectation that retreat in which I promise myself to realize without alloy the sweet enjoyment of partaking, in the midst of my fellow-citizens, the benign influence of good laws under a free government, the ever favorite object of my heart, and the happy reward, as I trust, of our mutual cares, labors, and dangers.
Seite 275 - agree with me in opinion, that there is nothing which can better deserve your patronage than the promotion of science and literature. Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness. In one in which the measures of government receive their impressions so immediately from the sense of the community as in ours, it is proportionably essential. The
Seite 85 - knowledge. In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion should be enlightened. " As a very important source of strength and security, cherish public credit. One method of preserving it is to use it as sparingly as possible. Observe good faith and justice towards all nations : cultivate peace and harmony with all.
Seite 71 - for the general welfare shall be defrayed out of a common treasury, which shall be supplied by the several states in proportion to the value of the lands and
Seite 268 - Every difference of opinion is not a difference of principle. We have called by different names brethren of the same principle. We are all republicans ; we are all federalists.
Seite 101 - in the wheel of fortune, an exchange of situation is among possible events ; that it may become probable by supernatural interference! The Almighty has no attribute which can take side with us in such a contest.''^ In

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