If men of wisdom and knowledge, of moderation and temperance…




If men of wisdom and knowledge, of moderation and temperance…

If men of wisdom and knowledge, of moderation and temperance… --Samuel Adams

If men of wisdom and knowledge, of moderation and temperance, of patience, fortitude and perseverance, of sobriety and true republican simplicity of manners, of zeal for the honour of the Supreme Being and the welfare of the commonwealth; if men possessed of these other excellent qualities are chosen to fill the seats of government, we may expect that our affairs will rest on a solid and permanent foundation.

Samuel Adams

Year: 1780
Context: Letter to Elbridge Gerry
Tags: Wisdom, commonwealth, fortitude, foundation, honour, knowledge, manners, moderation, patience, perseverance, republican, sobriety, supreme Being, temperance



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