While cleaning the garage, my wife ran across some copies of quotes collected decades ago. I would like to share one from time to time. This one is from Samuel Adams:
But neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest Laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt. He therefore is the truest friend to the liberty of his country who tries most to promote its virtue, and who, so far as his power and influence extend, will not suffer a man to be chosen into any office of power and trust who is not a wise and virtuous man.