Most Americans aren’t the sort of citizens the Founding Fathers expected; they are contented serfs. Far from being active critics of government, they assume that its might makes it right.
The Founding Fathers would be sorry to see that America had become so divided and factionalized.
To be as good as our fathers we must be better, imitation is not discipleship.
And how can man die better than facing fearful odds, for the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his Gods?
Sexism is not the fault of women – kill your fathers, not your mothers.
In the fifties, no one wore beards. In Eisenhower’s day, as in the time of the Founding Fathers, all chins were smooth, while during the Civil War, beards were as common as sepsis.
Franklin was the best known of the Founding Fathers. His death could not go without some sort of official notice. The House of Representatives, after listening to a brief tribute by James Madison, voted to wear badges of mourning for two months and then got on with business.
Fathers and mothers have lost the idea that the highest aspiration they might have for their children is for them to be wise… specialized competence and success are all that they can imagine.
Slumber not in the tents of your fathers. The world is advancing.
The fundamental defect of fathers, in our competitive society, is that they want their children to be a credit to them.