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“A cool breeze stirred my hair at that moment, as the night wind began to come down from the hills, but it felt like a breath from another world.”
“Do we really know anybody? Who does not wear one face to hide another?”
“Every man carries with him the world in which he must live.”
“Fighting in the Revolutionary War, well, is terrifying. But I'm terrifyingly terrified that the terrified Regulars won't be terrified no longer.”
“I am in love and my sweetheart is Liberty. Be that heavenly nymph my companion, and these woods shall have charms beyond London and Paris in slavery.
To have no proud monarch driving over me with his gilt coaches; nor his host of excise-men and tax-gatherers insulting and robbing me; but to be my own master, my own prince and sovereign, gloriously preserving my national dignity, and pursuing my true happiness.
Planting my vineyards, and eating their lucious fruits; and sowing my fields, and reaping the golden grain: and seeing millions of brothers all around me, equally free and happy as myself.
This, sir, is what I long for.”
“In spite of Jean-Jacques Rousseau and his school, men are not everywhere born free, any more than they are everywhere in chains, unless these be of their own individual making.”
“Jealousy is the forerunner of love, and often its awakener.”
“More battles, engagements, and skirmishes were fought in South Carolina during the Revolution than in any other colony. Conservative estimates place the number of combat actions in the state at more than two hundred, a third of all that took place in the entire war.
No other colony had as many inches of its territory affected by battle; of the state’s forty-six present-day counties, forty-five ended up seeing Revolutionary War actions.
Nearly 20 percent of all Americans who died in battle in the Revolution died in South Carolina in the last two years of the war.”
“No one person can possibly combine all the elements supposed to make up what everyone means by friendship.”
“Promises that you make to yourself are often like the Japanese plum tree – they bear no fruit.”
“They fell, but o'er their glorious grave floats free the banner of the cause they died to save.”
“To expect defeat is nine-tenths of defeat itself. It becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.
It is best to plan for all eventualities then believe in success, and only cross the failure bridge if you come to it!”
“What a strange pattern the shuttle of life can weave.”
“Who can doubt that God created us to be happy, and thereto made us to love one another? It is plainly written as Gospel.
The heart is sometimes so embittered that nothing but Divine love can sweeten it, so enraged that devotion can only becalm it, and so broken down that it takes all the forces of heavenly hope to raise it.
In short, the religion of Jesus Christ is the only sure and controlling power over sin.”
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