"A little matter will move a party, but it must be something great that moves a nation."

-- Thomas Paine, Rights of Man, 1792
 
 
"Objects of the most stupendous magnitude and measure, in which the lives and liberties of millions yet unborn are intimately interested, are now before us. We are in the very midst of a revolution the most complete, unexpected and remarkable of any in the history of nations."

-- John Adams, letter to William Cushing, 1776

 
 
"A little matter will move a party, but it must be something great that moves a nation."

-- Thomas Paine, Rights of Man, 1792


 
 
__“If at any time I declare concerning a nation or a kingdom that I will pluck up and break down and destroy it, and if that nation, concerning which I have spoken, turns from its evil, I will repent of the evil I intended to do to it."

-- Jeremiah 18:7-8