To all of my fellow Americans: Happy Independence Day! For everyone else, Happy July 4th (everyone should have a happy day).
As I’ve done on previous July 4ths, I’m sharing wisdom from America’s founding fathers. This year, I turn to William Ellery, one of the Rhode Island representatives to sign the Declaration of Independence.
Here are some very insightful quotes from Ellery:
We look forward to the time when the power to love will replace the love of power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.
The only distinctions which should be recognized are those of the soul, of strong principle, of incorruptible integrity, of usefulness, of cultivated intellect, of fidelity in seeking the truth.
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
The bottom line: Have a great day, full of love, integrity, and overcoming difficulties!