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A Quote by Thomas Paine on america, facts, fatherhood, government, life, men, and mystery

Uncritical reverence for the Founding Fathers was less ubiquitous while they actually lived. . . . "The Reign of Terror that raged in America during the latter end of the Washington Administration, and the whole of that of Adams, is enveloped in mystery to me. That there were men in the Government hostile to the representative system, was once their toast, though it is now their overthrow, and therefore the fact is established against them."

Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)

Source: Third Letter to the Citizens of the United States, 1802

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A Quote by Thomas Ken on blessings, death, duty, fatherhood, god, life, praise, sacrifice, sons, and soul

Awake, my soul, and with the sun thy daily course of duty run. Cast off dull sloth, and joyful rise to pay thy morning sacrifice. All praise to thee, who safe hast kept and hast refreshed me while I slept! Grant, Lord, when I from death shall wake, I may of endless life partake. All praise to thee, my God, this night for all the blessings of the light. Keep me, oh keep me, King of Kings, beneath Thine own almighty wings. Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow. Praise Him, all creatures here below. Praise Him above, ye heavenly host. Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Thomas Ken (1637 - 1711)

Source: hymn writen by Thomas Ken, Morning Hymn, 1695

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A Quote by Thomas Ken on blessings, fatherhood, god, praise, and sons

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow! Praise Him, all creatures here below! Praise Him above, ye heavenly host! Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!

Thomas Ken (1637 - 1711)

Source: Doxology, 1709

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on america, benevolence, certainty, character, christianity, country, effort, fatherhood, innocence, inventions, jesus, morality, religion, support, and traditions

The efforts of certain Christian factions to cast themselves as the inheritors of America's Judaeo-Christian tradition find little support in the embarrassing heterodoxy of this Founding Father: "But the greatest of all reformers of the depraved religion of his own country was Jesus of Nazareth. Abstracting what is really his from the rubbish in which it is buried, easily distinguished by its lustre from the dross of his biographers, and as separable as the diamond from the dunghill, we have the outlines of a system of the most sublime morality which has ever fallen from the lips of man; outlines which it is lamentable he did not live to fill up. . . . The establishment of the innocent and genuine character of this benevolent moralist, and the rescuing it from the imputation of imposture, which has resulted from artificial systems, invented by ultra-Christian sects, unauthorized by a single word ever uttered by him, is a most desirable object. . . ."

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Source: Letter to William Short, October 31 (Halloween), 1819

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on authors, fatherhood, freedom, independence, and religion

Here was buried Thomas Jefferson, Author of the Declaration of American Independence, Of the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, And Father of the University of Virginia.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Source: (Monticello, Virginia) {self-written}

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A Quote by Thomas Gray on fatherhood, god, hope, and merit

No further seek his merits to disclose, Or draw his frailties from their dread abode (There they alike in trembling hope repose), The bosom of his Father and his God.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: The Epitaph.

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A Quote by Thomas Alva Edison on america, bravery, business, courage, faith, fatherhood, and prosperity

Be courageous. I have seen many depressions in business. Always America has emerged from these stronger and more prosperous. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith! Go forward!

Thomas Edison (1847 - 1931)

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A Quote by Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh on children, fatherhood, love, and motherhood

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.

Theodore Hesburgh (1917 -)

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A Quote by Thelma Ritter on birth, fatherhood, innocence, judgment, justice, lawyers, love, neighbors, and trouble

Stella: I got a nose for trouble. I can smell it ten miles away. . . . I can smell trouble right here in this apartment. First you smash your leg. Then you get to lookin' out the window. See things you shouldn't see. Trouble. I can see you in court now, surrounded by a bunch of lawyers in double-breasted suits. You're pleading: 'Judge, it was only a little bit of innocent fun. I love my neighbors like a father.' And the Judge says, 'Well, congratulations, you've just given birth to three years in. . . .'

Thelma Ritter (19 -)

Source: As Stella speaking to Jeff (Jimmy Stewart) in Rear Window

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A Quote by Susan L. Warner on animals, christ, fatherhood, jesus, love, planning, sons, and world

Because our Heavenly Father wants us to know Him and to feel His love, He planned a world filled with magnificent creations that bear record of Him and His Son, Jesus Christ. Have you ever counted all the things that bear record of the Savior? There are sunsets and seashells, lilacs and lakes, insects and animals, miraculous mornings and star-strewn skies.

Susan L. Warner

Source: Friend December, 1998, “They Spoke to Us” © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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