QUOTES FROM JOHN JAY

“Justice is the great end of government. It is the end of civil society.”

“The people who own the country ought to govern it.”

“Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation, to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.”

“It is much to be wished that slavery may be abolished. The honour of the States, as well as justice and humanity, in my opinion, loudly call upon them to emancipate these unhappy people.”

“Those who own the country ought to govern it.”

“Education is the key to a better future for us all.”

“The people are the only legitimate fountain of power, and it is from them that the constitutional charter, under which the various branches of government, are derived.”

“The happiness of society is the end of government.”

“The establishment of civil and religious liberty was the motive which induced me to the field of battle.”

“The moral character of the people is the foundation of all government.”

“I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in Providence for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the Earth.”

“The constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.”

“In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed, and in the next place, oblige it to control itself.” LITTLE RICHARD QUOTES

“The Constitution is the supreme law of the land, and all its provisions are to be enforced with the utmost vigilance.”

“The rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God.”

“All men have a right to remain in a state of nature as long as they please; and in case of intolerable oppression, civil or religious, to leave the society they belong to, and enter into another.”

“Government should not be absolute or uncontrollable.”

“I consider knowledge to be the soul of a republic and as the weak and the wicked are generally in alliance, as much care should be taken to diminish the number of the former, as of the latter.”

“Real patriots who may resist the intrigues of the favourite are liable to become suspected and odious, while its tools and dupes usurp the applause and confidence of the people to surrender their interests.”

“To persevere in one’s duty and be silent, is the best answer to calumny.”

“No power on earth has a right to take our property from us without our consent.”

“The ten commandments and the sermon on the mount contain my religion.”

“The judiciary of the United States is the subtle corps of sappers and miners constantly working underground to undermine our Constitution from beneath our feet. The judiciary is a dangerous thing because it is not a subordinate branch of government.”

“When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free.”