Friday, July 17, 2009

Quote of the Day: Sam Houston

“The great misfortune is that a notion obtains with those in power that the world,or the people,require more governing than is necessary. To govern well is a great science but no country is ever improved by too much governing…most men think when they are elevated to position, that it requires an effort to discharge their duties, and they leave common sense out of the question” - Sam Houston, Texas President & Texas Governor

More from Sam Houston:
“Texas has yet to learn submission to any oppression, come from what source it may.”

“I would give no thought of what the world might say of me, if I could only transmit to posterity the reputation of an honest man.”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Chalk up another one for the home schooled. Sure, he went to a grammar school for a few years, but not past about sixth grade. after that, it was just auto-didactic reading.
Michael Adams