We've been running our Daily Colonial Quote feature for some time now, and the thought crossed our collective mind that some of these quotes may be of interest to you, Faithful Reader, in some other context than a randomized daily display: perhaps to be included in a report, an essay, presentation, or whatever.
Therefore, we decided to open up our collection of quotes to all, searchable by author or keyword. We hope you find them useful.
Jealousy, and local policy mix too much in all our public councils for the good government of the Union. In a words, the confederation appears to me to be little more than a shadow without the substance....
- Letter to James Warren, October 7, 1785
Justice is sweet and musical; but injustice is harsh and discordant.
Henry David Thoreau
Justice is the end of government. It is the end of civil society. It ever has been and ever will be pursued until it be obtained, or until liberty be lost in the pursuit.
- Federalist No. 51, February 8, 1788
Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth. It is the ligament which holds civilized beings and civilized nations together.