George Mason - Quotes

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We came equals into this world, and equals shall we go out of it.

We came equals into this world, and equals shall we go out of it.

As nations can not be rewarded or punished in the next world they must be in this. ---->>>

I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few public officials. ---->>>

A few years' experience will convince us that those things which at the time they happened we regarded as our greatest misfortunes have proved our greatest blessings. ---->>>

There is a Passion natural to the Mind of man, especially a free Man, which renders him impatient of Restraint. ---->>>

In all our associations; in all our agreements let us never lose sight of this fundamental maxim - that all power was originally lodged in, and consequently is derived from, the people.

In all our associations; in all our agreements let us never lose sight of this fundamental maxim - that all power was originally lodged in, and consequently is derived from, the people.

The poor despise labor when performed by slaves. ---->>>

Your dear baby has died innocent and blameless, and has been called away by an all wise and merciful Creator, most probably from a life to misery and misfortune, and most certainly to one of happiness and bliss. ---->>>

All men are by nature born equally free and independent. ---->>>

Slavery discourages arts and manufactures. ---->>>

Taught to regard a part of our own Species in the most abject and contemptible Degree below us, we lose that Idea of the dignity of Man which the Hand of Nature had implanted in us, for great and useful purposes. ---->>>

I begin to grow heartily tired of the etiquette and nonsense so fashionable in this city. ---->>>

I retired from public Business from a thorough Conviction that it was not in my Power to do any Good, and very much disgusted with Measures, which appeared to me inconsistent with common Policy and Justice. ---->>>

Every society, all government, and every kind of civil compact therefore, is or ought to be, calculated for the general good and safety of the community. ---->>>

I wish I knew where to get a good one myself; for I find cold Sheets extreamly disagreeable. ---->>>

As much as I value an union of all the states, I would not admit the southern states into the union, unless they agreed to the discontinuance of this disgraceful trade, because it would bring weakness and not strength to the union. ---->>>

Attend with Diligence and strict Integrity to the Interest of your Correspondents and enter into no Engagements which you have not the almost certain Means of performing. ---->>>

Habituated from our Infancy to trample upon the Rights of Human Nature, every generous, every liberal Sentiment, if not extinguished, is enfeebled in our Minds. ---->>>

The augmentation of slaves weakens the states; and such a trade is diabolical in itself, and disgraceful to mankind. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: December 11, 1725
Birthplace: likely present-day Fairfax County, Colony of Virginia, British America
Die: October 7, 1792
Occupation: Statesman
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George Mason (sometimes referred to as George Mason IV; December 11, 1725 [O.S. November 30, 1725] – October 7, 1792) was a Virginia planter and politician, and a delegate to the U.S. Constitutional Convention of 1787, one of three delegates who refused to sign the constitution. His writings have been a significant influence on political thought and events, including substantial portions of the Fairfax Resolves of 1774, the Virginia Declaration of Rights of 1776, and his Objections to this Constitution of Government (1787) in opposition to ratification of the constitution (wikipedia)