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Quotable Founding Fathers - Buckner F. Melton, Jr.

Quotable Founding Fathers

Hardcover Published: 1st April 2004
ISBN: 9781574886092
Number Of Pages: 346

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No group is quoted—and misquoted—more often than America’s founders. When a political controversy heats up, the nation’s speechwriters, politicians, reporters, editorial writers, and talking heads try to influence the debate by quoting their words. Year in and year out, teachers and political buffs look to their wisdom to illuminate the issues. How much easier it would be to find every key quote by the founders in a single source. The Quotable Founding Fathers, edited by Buckner F. Melton, Jr., provides just that source—a compilation of some 2,500 quotes summing up the wit and wisdom of the founders. While some of these quotations can be found in general quotation compilations such as Bartlett’s, these volumes offer only a fraction of what’s available. The Quotable Founding Fathers mines deeper into the founders’ essays, diaries, letters, speeches, and sermons to extract all the nuggets that are significant to the history of the country— and to the ongoing debate about the meaning of democracy in America.

Introductionp. ix
John Adamsp. 1
John Quincy Adamsp. 2
Samuel Adamsp. 2
Advice & Advisorsp. 3
Age & Agingp. 3
Aggressionp. 6
Agriculture & Farmingp. 6
Alcohol, Alcoholism, & Drunkennessp. 8
Ambitionp. 9
America & Americanismp. 11
Angerp. 18
Appearances & Vanityp. 19
Argument & Debatep. 20
Benedict Arnoldp. 20
Artsp. 20
Attention & Neglectp. 22
Bad Companyp. 23
Baltimorep. 23
Banks & Bankingp. 23
Bigotryp. 23
Bill of Rightsp. 24
Booksp. 25
Bostonp. 25
Botany & Gardeningp. 25
Bravery & Couragep. 26
Aaron Burrp. 26
Business & Tradep. 27
Changep. 30
Characterp. 30
Charityp. 31
Children & Parentingp. 32
Citiesp. 33
Civil Rightsp. 34
Compromise & Moderationp. 34
Congressp. 34
Connecticutp. 35
Consciencep. 36
Consistencyp. 37
Constitutionp. 38
Corruption & Briberyp. 48
Crime & Punishmentp. 48
Cynicismp. 49
Deathp. 51
Declaration of Independencep. 53
Defamation & Personal Attacksp. 56
Democracy & Republicanismp. 57
Dependencep. 63
Difficulties & Adversityp. 63
Disciplinep. 64
Due Processp. 65
Dutyp. 66
Economicsp. 67
Educationp. 67
Elections & Politicsp. 72
England (United Kingdom)p. 74
Envy & Malicep. 78
Equality & Equal Rightsp. 78
Errorp. 80
Excusesp. 81
Expansion & Manifest Destinyp. 81
Experiencep. 82
Facts & Opinionsp. 83
Faithp. 83
Familyp. 83
First Settlersp. 84
The Flagp. 89
Flattery & Praisep. 89
Force & Coercionp. 90
Foreign Influencep. 92
Foreign Relations & Policyp. 92
Francep. 96
Benjamin Franklinp. 97
Freedomp. 97
Freedom of Speech & Pressp. 99
Friends & Friendshipp. 104
Futurep. 106
Abraham Alfonse Albert Galatinp. 107
Gamblingp. 107
Geographyp. 107
Georgiap. 108
God & Providencep. 108
Good & Evilp. 110
Governmentp. 110
Government Spending & Public Debtp. 124
Great Men & Statesmenp. 126
Greedp. 127
Guns & Weaponsp. 127
Alexander Hamiltonp. 128
Happinessp. 128
Health & Medicinep. 130
Historyp. 131
Honestyp. 133
Honorp. 133
Human Naturep. 134
Humanityp. 134
Humilityp. 134
Hypocrisyp. 134
Immigrationp. 136
Impeachmentp. 137
Independence & National Freedomp. 137
Intelligence & Knowledgep. 142
Thomas Jeffersonp. 145
John Paul Jonesp. 146
Judiciary & the Courtsp. 147
Juriesp. 152
Justicep. 152
Kentuckyp. 154
Kings & Aristocratsp. 154
Labor & Workp. 157
Language & Writingp. 158
Lawsp. 160
Lawyersp. 165
Laziness & Slothp. 168
Libertyp. 168
Lies & Falsehoodsp. 176
Lovep. 177
Luck & Good Fortunep. 178
James Madisonp. 179
Majorities & Minoritiesp. 179
Mannersp. 180
Marriagep. 181
Massachusettsp. 184
Means & Endsp. 184
Memoryp. 184
Mercy & Compassionp. 184
Military & Warp. 185
Modestyp. 196
Moneyp. 196
James Monroep. 197
Morality & Moralistsp. 198
Motives & Intentionsp. 199
Native Americansp. 200
Natural Lawp. 205
Nature & Wildlifep. 207
Necessityp. 208
New Englandp. 208
North Carolinap. 209
Thomas Painep. 210
Passionp. 211
Patriotismp. 211
Patronage & Appointmentsp. 217
Peacep. 217
Pennsylvaniap. 219
Perseverance & Determinationp. 219
Pessimism & Optimismp. 220
Philosophy & Ethicsp. 220
Pleasure & Painp. 221
Political Parties & Factionsp. 221
Posterityp. 223
Poverty & Economic Inequalityp. 224
Powerp. 226
Presidencyp. 231
Pride & Vanityp. 233
Privacyp. 234
Progressp. 234
Propertyp. 234
Public Officep. 237
Public Opinion & Prejudicep. 239
Puritanismp. 242
Reasonp. 243
Religionp. 244
Revolution & Rebellionp. 263
Rhode Islandp. 280
Rights of the Peoplep. 280
Search & Seizurep. 285
Secrecy & Discretionp. 286
Self-Disciplinep. 287
Self-Interestp. 287
Self-Reliancep. 287
Separation of Powerp. 288
Slavery & Race Relationsp. 290
Solitudep. 302
Speeches & Orationp. 302
States' Rights & Federalismp. 302
Taxesp. 305
Theory & Practicep. 308
Timep. 308
Tobaccop. 309
Treasonp. 309
Truthp. 310
Tyrannyp. 311
Unityp. 314
Valuep. 317
Vengence & Revengep. 317
Vice Presidencyp. 318
Virtue & Vicep. 319
Warp. 321
George Washingtonp. 322
Witchcraftp. 323
Womenp. 325
Youthp. 328
Names Indexp. 329
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ISBN: 9781574886092
ISBN-10: 1574886096
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 346
Published: 1st April 2004
Publisher: Potomac Books Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.61