"Let the American youth never forget,
that they possess a noble inheritance,
bought by the toils, and sufferings, and
blood of their ancestors; and capacity, if
wisely improved, and faithfully guarded,
of transmitting to their latest posterity
all the substantial blessings of life, the
peaceful enjoyment of liberty, property,
religion, and independence."
-- Joseph Story (Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833)Reference: Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 718.