At Wisdom of the Founders you will find
the words and wisdom of the Founding Fathers in an easily
accessible format. The Founding Fathers wrote on a variety
of subjects. Many of the statements you will find here
were written during the period between the Constitutional
Convention and the adoption of the U. S. Constitution.
Others are from both before and after this period. Regardless
of the time-frame, the statements they made were a reflection
of the feelings and sentiments they had on topics like
Freedom and Liberty; the characteristics of a Good Government
and the difficulty of keeping one; and the Rights of
the People, which are to be protected by Good Governments.
Along with each quote presented here, we
have included not only the author's name, but also the document
name and date from which the quote was taken. Our hope is
that as you read what the Founding Fathers said, and find
quotes that are of particular interest to you, you will
be inspired to read the entire document that the quote was
taken from. We believe that through reading and learning
what the Founding Fathers actually said, we can get a better
picture of the country and Government that they intended
to create. Through this understanding, we get a clearer
picture of how far we as a country have come from what the
Founding Fathers intended and what we need to do to correct
To get started, just click on the
"The Founders on..." menu button and select one
of the topics listed to see what the Founding Fathers said
about these subjects, or you can view some of the documents
that formed the foundation for our country by clicking on
the "Founding Documents" menu button.
We will be adding features,
topics and content on a regular basis, so please check back
with us often.
We have not attempted to update, change, correct, or otherwise modify archaic spellings used in the source documents.