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The old charters of Massachusetts, Virginia,
by 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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

Few characters in history are indispensable.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

We don't stop playing because we grow old;
we grow old because we stop playing.
- George Bernard Shaw

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

Where there's a will, there's a way.
- old English proverb

The trick is growing up without growing old.
- Casey Stengel

Comparisons are odious.
- old English Proverb

Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone;
For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth,
But has trouble enough of its own.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

And in the end, it's not
the years in your life that count,
it's the life in your years.
- Abraham Lincoln

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.
- Henry David Thoreau

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

"Be Prepared."
"Be prepared for what?"
"Why, for any old thing."
- Robert Baden-Powell,
the founder of Scouting.
[as quoted in the Boy Scout Handbook]

A mind that is stretched by a new experience
an never go back to its old dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

That old law about "an eye for an eye" leaves everybody blind.
The time is always right to do the right thing.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Forgiveness is the cleansing fire
that burns away old regrets and resentments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A man is not old until his regrets take the place of his dreams.
- Yiddish Proverb

There is no subject so old that something new cannot be said about it.
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

What old people say you cannot do,
you try and find that you can.
Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
- Henry David Thoreau

To raise new questions, new possibilities,
to regard old problems from a new angle,
requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
- Albert Einstein

I can't understand why people
are frightened by new ideas.
I'm frightened of old ones.
- John Cage

Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
- Henry David Thoreau

Sometimes new love comes between old friends.
Sometimes the best love was the one that was always there.
- Anonymous

You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
- old proverb often attributed to David Lloyd George

There are old heads in the world
who cannot help me by their example or advice
to live worthily and satisfactorily to myself;
but I believe that it is in my power
to elevate myself this very hour
above the common level of my life.
- Henry David Thoreau

I wept because I had no shoes
until I met a man who had no feet.
- old Persian Proverb

Every generation laughs at the old fashions,
but follows religiously the new.
- Henry David Thoreau

The best mirror is an old friend.
- Proverb

An old friend will help you move.
A good friend will help you move a dead body.
- Jim Hayes

Forgiveness ... is the finishing of old business
that allows us to experience the present,
free of contamination from the past.
- Joan Borysenko

Good things come in small packages.
- old proverb

Old age has deformities enough of its own.
It should never add to them the deformity of vice.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

A man's good name is his best monument
- from an old churchyard at Lockerbie, Scotland

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving
for my friends, the old and the new.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

One man with courage makes a majority.
- old saying probably repeated by Andrew Jackson
(falsely attributed to Jefferson)

It is one of the blessings of old friends
that you can afford to be stupid with them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It takes a long time to grow an old friend.
- John Leonard

Youth, large, lusty, loving -
Youth, full of grace, force, fascination.
Do you know that Old Age may come after you
with equal grace, force, fascination?
- Walt Whitman

I always like to know everything about my new friends,
and nothing about my old ones.
- Oscar Wilde

Getting old is a fascination thing.
The older you get, the older you want to get.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

As long as any adult thinks that he,
like the parents and teachers of old,
can become introspective,
invoking his own youth to understand
the youth before him,
he is lost.
- Margaret Mead

Take some time in a quiet place to contemplate
the balance between being of service -
both to this generation and to generations yet unborn -
and renewing your vitality with play and celebration.
Without play, one becomes old and dry.
Without service, life becomes meaningless.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process,
gradually changing opinions,
slowly eroding old barriers,
quietly building new structures.
- John F. Kennedy

A friendship will be young after the lapse of half a century;
a passion is old at the end of three months.
- Madame Swetchine

Finish each day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities have crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day;
you shall begin it serenely
and with too high a spirit
to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.
- Robert Browning

As we grow old, the beauty steals inward.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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