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Henry Knox Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Henry Knox

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Every friend to the liberty of his country is bound to reflect,
and step forward to prevent the dreadful consequences
which shall result from a government of events.
- Henry Knox

Men at a distance, who have admired our systems of
government unfounded in nature,
are apt to accuse the rulers, and say that taxes have
been assessed too high and collected too rigidly.
- Henry Knox

We imagined that the mildness of our government and
the wishes of the people were so correspondent that
we were not as other nations,
requiring brutal force to support the laws.
- Henry Knox

Having proceeded to this length, for which they are now ripe,
we shall have a formidable rebellion against reason,
the principle of all government, and against the very name of liberty.
- Henry Knox

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That taxes may be the ostensible cause is true,
but that they are the true cause is as far remote from
truth as light from darkness.
- Henry Knox

Something is wanting, and something must be done,
or we shall be involved in all the horror of failure,
and civil war without a prospect of its termination.
- Henry Knox

They wish for a general government of unity,
as they see that the local legislatures must naturally
and necessarily tend to retard the general government.
- Henry Knox


 

The frame of mind in the local legislatures seems to
be exerted to prevent the federal constitution from having any good effect.
- Henry Knox

Our political machine, composed of thirteen independent sovereignties,
have been perpetually operating against each other
and against the federal head ever since the peace.
- Henry Knox

We have arrived at that point of time in which we are
forced to see our own humiliation,
as a nation, and that a progression in this line cannot
be a productive of happiness,
private or public.
- Henry Knox

The powers of Congress are totally inadequate to preserve
the balance between the respective States,
and oblige them to do those things which are essential
for their own welfare or for the general good.
- Henry Knox

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard PHOTO

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer PHOTO

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous PHOTO

The greatest gift is a portion of thyself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love is the only force capable of
transforming an enemy into friend.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The best way to destroy an enemy
is to make him a friend.
- Abraham Lincoln

The most called-upon prerequisite of a friend is an accessible ear.
- Maya Angelou

I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new,
meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The language of Friendship is not words, but meanings.
It is an intelligence above language.
- Henry David Thoreau

Why live?
Adding one to my count of days, or postponing
a feared death by another day do not inspire me.
I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new, meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The easiest kind of friendship for me
is with ten thousand people.
The hardest is with one.
- Joan Baez

The price of freedom for a nation is lives and money.
Often, the price of freedom for an individual
is challenging the closed minds of family and friend.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that
they can grow separately without growing apart.
- Elisabeth Foley

Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.
- Henry David Thoreau

Our chief want is someone who will inspire us
to be what we know we could be.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you,
whose presence calls forth your best.
- Epictetus

Lord, grant comfort, joy and health
to those I call friend,
to those I call enemy,
and to those I have cursed by my indifference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The meeting of two personalities is
like the contact of two chemical substances:
if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
- Carl Jung

The happiest moments my heart knows are those in which
it is pouring forth its affections to a few esteemed characters.
- Thomas Jefferson

The finest kind of friendship is between people
who expect a great deal of each other but never ask it.
- Anonymous

The greatest compliment that was ever paid me
was when one asked me what I thought,
and attended to my answer.
- Henry David Thoreau

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance,
chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast,
a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude makes sense of our past,
brings peace for today,
and creates a vision for tomorrow.
- Melody Beattie

The feeling of friendship is like that
of being comfortably filled with roast beef;
love, like being enlivened with champagne.
- Samuel Johnson

My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.
- Henry Ford

A friend knows the song in my heart
and sings it to me when my memory fails.
- Donna Roberts

You are my friend when you can guard my failure,
challenge my thought and celebrate my success.
- Anonymous

A true friend is the one who
walks in when others walk out.
- Walter Winchell

An insincere and evil friend is more
to be feared than a wild beast;
a wild beast may wound your body,
but an evil friend will wound your mind.
- The Buddha

Moreover if your brother shall trespass against you,
go and tell him his fault between you and him alone.
- Matthew 18:15

Everyone has a "best friend" during each stage of life,
but only a precious few have the same one.
- Anonymous

What is a friend? I will tell you ...
it is someone with whom you dare to be yourself.
- Frank Crane

Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend,
but it requires a very fine nature
to sympathize with a friend's success.
- Oscar Wilde

You can learn how to let go of the past.
Whether you have experienced a break up
with someone you cared for deeply,
whether death has taken a loved one,
whether you have had a feud with a friend or family member,
whether you have lost a job.
Move on and let go.
Life can be joyful and rewarding again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
- Benjamin Franklin

A friend or co-worker shares a political,
religious, economic, or social opinion
that is opposite to yours -
does that drive a wedge between your hearts?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Walking with a friend in the dark is better
than walking alone in the light.
- Helen Keller

He's my friend that speaks well of me behind my back.
- Thomas Fuller

It is a great confidence in a friend
to tell him your faults;
greater to tell him his.
- Benjamin Franklin

A best friend is like a four leaf clover,
hard to find and lucky to have.
- Anonymous

The only way to have a friend is to be one.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A friend to all is a friend to none.
- Aristotle

I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar,
but I cherish the friend who for me
does not consult his calendar.
- Robert Brault

In everyone's life, at some time,
our inner fire goes out.
It is then burst into flame
by an encounter with another human being.
We should all be thankful for those people
who rekindle the inner spirit.
- Albert Schweitzer

There is danger that we lose sight of
what our friend is absolutely,
while considering what she is to us alone.
- Henry David Thoreau

When you part from your friend, you grieve not;
For that which you love most in him may be
clearer in his absence,
as the mountain to the climber
is clearer from the plain.
- Khalil Gibran

A friend is someone who won't stop
until he finds you and brings you home.
- Fraser Sr. in the movie Due South

We need to find God, and he cannot
be found in noise and restlessness.
God is the friend of silence.
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass-
grows in silence; see the stars,
the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...
We need silence to be able to touch souls.
- Mother Teresa

Time is my friend.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

The best mirror is an old friend.
- Proverb

Better to be a nettle in the side of your friend than his echo.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A friend is one who walks in when others walk out
- Walter Winchell

A true friend is a source of strength and hope.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A true friend sees the good in everything,
and brings out the best in the worst of things.
- Sasha Azevedo

I never found a companion that was
so companionable as solitude.
- Henry David Thoreau

The best friend is the man who in wishing me well
wishes it for my sake.
- Anonymous

A friend is one before whom I can think aloud.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A friend should be a master at guessing and keeping still.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

A single rose can be my garden...
a single friend, my world.
- Leo Buscaglia

A friend is someone who understands my past,
believes in my future,
and accepts me just the way I am.
- Anonymous


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