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#1. Where will you find any code of laws among civilized men in which the commands and prohibitions are not founded on Christian principles? I need not specify the prohibition of murder, robbery, theft, trespass. - Author: Noah Webster
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#2. Ability is active power, or power to perform. - Author: Noah Webster
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#3. The ecclesiastical establishments of Europe which serve to support tyrannical governments are not the Christian religion but abuses and corruptions of it. - Author: Noah Webster
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#4. The Bible must be considered as the great source of all the truth by which men are to be guided in government as well as in all social transactions. - Author: Noah Webster
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#5. The laws are the sole guardians of right, and when the magistrate dares not act, every person is insecure. - Author: Noah Webster
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#6. To exterminate our popular vices is a work of far more importance to the character and happiness of our citizens than any other improvements in our system of education. - Author: Noah Webster
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#7. When a citizen gives his suffrage to a man of known immorality he abuses his trust; he sacrifices not only his own interest, but that of his neighbor; he betrays the interest of his country. - Author: Noah Webster
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#8. Whenever a man is known to seek promotion by intrigue, by temporizing, or by resorting to the haunts of vulgarity and vice for support, it may be inferred, with moral certainty, that he is not a man of real respectability, nor is he entitled to public confidence. - Author: Noah Webster
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#9. Whether you reed or rite, accustom yourselves to stand at a high desk - Author: Noah Webster
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#10. When you become entitled to exercise the right of voting for public officers, let it be impressed on your mind that God commands you to choose for rulers just men who will rule in the fear of God. The preservation of a republican government depends on the faithful discharge of this duty. - Author: Noah Webster
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#11. In selecting men for office, let principle be your guide. Regard not the particular sect or denomination of the candidate - look to his character. - Author: Noah Webster
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#12. The causes which destroyed the ancient republics were numerous; but in Rome, one principal cause was the vast inequality of fortunes. - Author: Noah Webster
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#13. Tyranny is the exercise of some power over a man, which is not warranted by law, or necessary for the public safety. A people can never be deprived of their liberties, while they retain in their own hands, a power sufficient to any other power in the state. - Author: Noah Webster
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#14. The Moral Law is summarily contained in the Decalogue or Ten Commandments; written by the finger of God on two tablets of stone, and delivered to Moses on Mount Sinai. - Author: Noah Webster
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#15. Unaffected modesty is the sweetest charm of female excellence, the richest gem in the diadem of her honor. - Author: Noah Webster
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#16. An immense effect may be produced by small powers wisely and steadily directed. - Author: Noah Webster
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#17. A national language is a band of national union. - Author: Noah Webster
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#18. It is admitted that all men have an equal right to the enjoyment of their life, property and personal security; and it is the duty as it is the object, of government to protect every man in this enjoyment. - Author: Noah Webster
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#19. In the formation of our constitution the wisdom of all ages is collected-the legislators of antiquity are consulted, as well as the opinions and interests of the millions who are concerned. It short, it is an empire of reason. - Author: Noah Webster
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#20. As a general rule, it may be affirmed that the man who never intrigues for office may be most safely entrusted with office ... Such a man cannot desire promotion unless he received it from the respectable part of the community, for he considers no other promotion to be honorable. - Author: Noah Webster
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#21. Any system of education ... which limits instruction to the arts and sciences and rejects the aids of religion in forming the characters of citizens, is essentially defective. - Author: Noah Webster
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#22. The moral principles and precepts contained in the Scripture ought to form the basis of all our civil constitutions and laws. - Author: Noah Webster
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#23. In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to be instructed. - Author: Noah Webster
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#24. Let the people have property and they will have power - a power that will forever be exerted to prevent the restriction of the press, the abolition of trial by jury, or the abridgment of any other privilege. - Author: Noah Webster
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#25. Aam AAM, noun [Chaldee for a cubit, a measure containing 5 or 6 palms.] A measure of liquids among the Dutch equal to 288 English pints. - Author: Noah Webster
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#26. There are two powers only which are sufficient to control men, and secure the rights of individuals and a peaceable administration; these are the combined force of religion and law, and the force or fear of the bayonet. - Author: Noah Webster
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#27. The heart should be cultivated with more assiduity than the head. - Author: Noah Webster
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#28. The minds of youth are perpetually led to the history of Greece and Rime or to Great Britain; Boys are constantly repeating the declamations of Demosthenes and Cicero, or debates upon some political question in the British Parliament. - Author: Noah Webster
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#29. The principles of all genuine liberty, and of wise laws and administrations are to be drawn from the Bible and sustained by its authority. The man therefore who weakens or destroys the divine authority of that book may be assessory to all the public disorders which society is doomed to suffer. - Author: Noah Webster
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#30. Treason is the highest crime of a civil nature of which a man can be guilty. - Author: Noah Webster
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#31. All the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible. - Author: Noah Webster
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#32. A pure democracy is generally a very bad government, It is often the most tyrannical government on earth; for a multitude is often rash, and will not hear reason. - Author: Noah Webster
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#33. The reasonableness of the command to obey parents is clear to children, even when quite young. - Author: Noah Webster
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#34. Power is always right, weakness always wrong. Power is always insolent and despotic. - Author: Noah Webster
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#35. Discipline our youth in early life in sound maxims of moral, political, and religious duties. - Author: Noah Webster
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#36. The man who has half a million of dollars in property ... has a much higher interest in the government, than the man who has little or no property. - Author: Noah Webster
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#37. A military force, at the command of Congress, can execute no laws, but such as the people perceive to be just and constitutional; for they will possess the power, and jealousy will instantly inspire the inclination, to resist the execution of a law which appears to them unjust and oppressive. - Author: Noah Webster
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#38. The liberty of the press, trial by jury, the Habeas Corpus Writ, even Magna Carta itself, although justly deemed the paladia of freedom, are all inferior considerations, when compared with the general distribution of real property among every class of people. - Author: Noah Webster
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#39. It is the sincere desire of the writer that our citizens should early understand that the genuine source of correct republican principles is the bible, particularly the New Testament or the Christian religion. - Author: Noah Webster
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#40. Education is useless without the Bible. The Bible was America's basic text book in all fields. God's Word, contained in the Bible, has furnished all necessary rules to direct our conduct. - Author: Noah Webster
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#41. Relief of distress or compassion shown to victims of misfortune.
A blessing that is an act of Divine compassion. - Author: Noah Webster
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#42. Knowledge, learning, talents are not necessarily connected with sound moral and political principles ... And eminent abilities, accompanied with depravity of heart, render the possessor tenfold more dangerous in a community. - Author: Noah Webster
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#43. Almost all the civil liberty now enjoyed in the world owes its origin to the principles of the christian religion. - Author: Noah Webster
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#44. To suppose that man without language taught himself to speak, seems to me as absurd as it would be to suppose that without legs he could teach himself to walk. Language, therefore, must have been the immediate gift of God. - Author: Noah Webster
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#45. AB'ACOT, noun The cap of State, formerly used by English Kings, wrought into the figure of two crowns. - Author: Noah Webster
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#46. No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people. - Author: Noah Webster
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#47. Let us reject the spirit of making proselytes to particular creeds by any other means than persuasion. - Author: Noah Webster
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#48. [T]he Christian religion, in its purity, is the basis, or rather the source of all genuine freedom in government ... and I am persuaded that no civil government of a republican form can exist and be durable in which the principles of that religion have not a controlling influence. - Author: Noah Webster
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#49. The Bible was America's basic textbook in all fields. - Author: Noah Webster
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#50. The Bible is the chief moral cause of all that is good and the best corrector of all that is evil in human society; the best book for regulating the temporal [secular] concerns of men. - Author: Noah Webster
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#51. The duties of men are summarily comprised in the Ten Commandments, consisting of two tables; one comprehending the duties which we owe immediately to God-the other, the duties we owe to our fellow men. - Author: Noah Webster
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#52. In some countries the common people are not permitted to read the Bible at all. In ours, it is as common as a newspaper and in schools is read with nearly the same degree of respect. - Author: Noah Webster
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#53. Compassion is a mixed passion, composed of love and sorrow. - Author: Noah Webster
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#54. Every child in America should be acquainted with his own country. He should read books that furnish him with ideas that will be useful to him in life and practice. As soon as he opens his lips, he should rehearse the history of his own country. - Author: Noah Webster
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#55. Language, as well as the faculty of speech, was the immediate gift of God. - Author: Noah Webster
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#56. Facts which were new to me were daily presenting themselves to my mind. - Author: Noah Webster
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#57. ABAC'TOR, noun [Latin from abigo, ab and ago, to drive.] In law, one that feloniously drives away or steals a herd or numbers of cattle at once, in distinction from one that steals a sheep or two. - Author: Noah Webster
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#58. Might his last glance behold the glorious ensign of the Republic still full high advanced, its arms and trophies streaming in all their original lustre. - Author: Noah Webster
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#59. ABAD'DON, noun [Hebrew Chaldee Syriac Samaritan to be lost, or destroyed, to perish.] 1. The destroyer, or angel of the bottomless pit. Revelation 9. 2. The bottomless pit. Milton. - Author: Noah Webster
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