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FISHER AMES
American orator and statesman
(1758 - 1808)

America is rising with a giant's strength. Its bones are yet but cartilages.
      - [America]

But perhaps he excels all the great men that ever lived in the steadiness of his adherence to his maxims of life, and in the uniformity of his conduct to the same maxims. These maxims, though wise, were yet not so remarkable for their wisdom as for their authority over his life; for if there were any errors in his judgment (and he discovered as few as any man), we know of no blemishes in his virtue. He was the patriot without reproach; he loved his country enough to hold his success in serving it an ample recompense. Thus far self-love and love of country coincided; but when his country needed sacrifices few could, or perhaps would, be willing to make, he did not even hesitate. This was virtue its most exalted character.
      - [Washington, George]

No man ever did or ever will become truly eloquent without being a constant reader of the Bible, and an admirer of the purity and sublimity of its language.
      - [Eloquence]

That can never be reasoned down which was not reasoned up.
      - [Fanaticism]

The gentleman puts me in mind of an old hen which persists in setting after her eggs are taken away.
      - [Persistence]

Time never fails to bring every exalted reputation to a strict scrutiny.
      - [Reputation]

I consider biennial elections as a security that the sober, second thought of the people shall be law.
      - Speech [Politics]


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