George Mason Quotes

- Notable George Mason Quotes Index -

Born: December 11, 1725, Fairfax County, Virginia
Birth Country: USA
Died: Gunston Hall, Fairfax County, Virginia, October 7, 1792
Occupation: Politician

1.
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.
- George Mason

2.
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.
- George Mason

3.
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.
- George Mason

4.
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.
- George Mason

5.
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.
- George Mason

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