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In government as well as in trade a new era came ...
by Albert Bushnell Hart

In government as well as in trade a new era came to the colonies in 1763.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

England and France were rivals, not only on the continent,
but in the West Indies, in India, and in Europe.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

More emphasis was thus thrown upon the local governments than in England.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

Many attempts had been made by colonial legislatures
to cut off or to tax the importation of slaves.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

 

The old charters of Massachusetts, Virginia,
and the Carolinas had given title to strips of territory
extending from the Atlantic westward to the Pacific.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

Washington's defeat in 1754 was followed by active
military preparations on both sides.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

In any event, colonization and the grant of lands were provincial matters.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

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As often happens during a war, some parts of the country prospered,
notwithstanding the constant loss.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

Each colony became accustomed to planting new settlements
and to claiming new boundaries.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

One of the strongest and most persistent elements in
national development has been that inheritance of political
traditions and usages which the new settlers brought with them.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

Besides paid white laborers, there was everywhere a
class of white servants bound without wages for a term of years,
and a more miserable class of Negro slaves.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

In each colony in 1750 were to be found two sets of governing organizations,
- the local and the general.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

On March 10, 1764, preliminary resolutions passed the
House of Commons looking towards the Stamp Act.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

From William of Orange to William Pitt the younger
there was but one man without whom English history
must have taken a different turn,
and that was William Pitt the elder.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

Few characters in history are indispensable.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

The Stuart sovereigns of England steadily attempted
to strengthen their power,
and the resistance to that effort caused an immense
growth of Parliamentary influence.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

In appearance the labor system of all the colonies was the same.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

The colonies had little occasion to feel or to resent
direct royal prerogative.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

In 1763 the English were the most powerful nation in the world.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

Everywhere among the English-speaking race criminal justice was rude,
and punishments were barbarous; but the tendency was
to do away with special privileges and legal exemptions.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

In some of the middle colonies the towns and counties
were both active and had a relation with each other
which was the forerunner of the present system of local
government in the Western States.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

The residence of the Plymouth settlers in the Netherlands,
and the later conquest of the Dutch colonies,
had brought the Americans into contact with the singularly
wise and free institutions of the Dutch.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

The participation of the people in their own government
was the more significant,
because the colonies actually had what England only seemed to have,
- three departments of government.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

In comparison with other men of their time,
the Americans were distinguished by the possession
of new political and social ideas,
which were destined to be the foundation of the American commonwealth.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

The growth of constitutional government,
as we now understand it, was promoted by the establishment
of two different sets of machinery for making laws
and carrying on government.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

Winners Dream Big Dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

Am I not destroying my enemies
when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln

We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.
- Edward R. Murrow

All we are saying is give peace a chance.
- John Lennon

We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

If co-operation is a duty, I hold that non-co-operation
also under certain conditions is equally a duty.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Go to the people
Live among them
Learn from them
Love them
Serve them
Plan with them
Start with what they know
Build on what they have.
- Jimmy Yen (Y. C. James Yen)

I must dedicate my life to teaching my people,
for only education would make their lot less bitter,
their latent power more strong.
- Jimmy Yen

Power is not alluring to pure minds.
- Thomas Jefferson

The probability that we may fail
in the struggle ought not to deter us
from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
- Abraham Lincoln

If you want to be incrementally better: Be competitive.
If you want to be exponentially better: Be cooperative.
- Anonymous

The best road to progress is freedom's road.
- John F. Kennedy

You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.
- John Morley

Man lives freely only by his readiness to die, if need be,
at the hands of his brother, never by killing him.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Only aim to do your duty,
and mankind will give you credit where you fail.
- Thomas Jefferson

A leader is best when people barely know he exists;
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say: we did it ourselves.
- Lao Tzu

To know how to free oneself is nothing;
the arduous thing is to know what to do with one's freedom.
- Andre Gide

The best way to destroy an enemy
is to make him a friend.
- Abraham Lincoln

You can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

It is not desirable to cultivate
a respect for the law,
so much as for the right.
- Henry David Thoreau

They who can give up essential liberty
to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety.
- Benjamin Franklin

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory.
Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
- Sun Tzu

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression
and cruelty by the bad people
but the silence over that by the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

In matters of conscience,
the law of the majority has no place.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The buck stops here.
- Harry S. Truman

A small body of determined spirits
fired by an unquenchable faith
in their mission
can alter the course of history.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The price of greatness is responsibility.
- Winston Churchill

Kindness is the light that dissolves
all walls between souls, families, and nations.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

We may have all come on different ships,
but we're in the same boat now.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

In matters of truth and justice,
there is no difference between large and small problems,
for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.
- Albert Einstein

Resistance to the organized mass can be effected only
by the man who is as well organized
in his individuality as the mass itself.
- Carl Jung

It is better to displease the people
by doing what you know is right.
- William J. H. Boetcker

The hope of a secure and livable world
lies with disciplined nonconformists
who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Without forgiveness, there is no future.
- Archbishop Desmond Tutu

We must learn to live together as brothers
or perish together as fools.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The minority is always stronger than the majority,
because the minority is generally formed by those
who really have an opinion.
- Soren Kierkegaard

A leader is most effective when people barely know he exists.
When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
his troops will feel they did it themselves.
- Lao Tzu


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