I had rather die broke because I had been spending my money in doing worthwhile things than sitting around cutting coupons.
Simon Lake - submarine builder
We are just beginning to ask one another how we may preserve the little that remains, for ourselves and our children
George "Bird" Grinnell - conservationist
People sometimes say they pulled themselves up by their own bootstraps.
There is usually a helping hand, but it's much more dramatic to say you did it alone.
Joseph Foran - educator
I had the canopy of heaven for my hospital and the ground for my hammock, having no other friend present but the sun to smile upon me.
Joseph Plumb Martin - Revolutionary war diarist
If you live long enough you’ll automatically get recognition.
Helen Langner - early child psychiatrist
If you don’t keep up with the trend of the times and if you let up on your work, someone else will step in and take your place.
Sylvester Poli - theater magnate
I quit this foolishness about retiring, went back to work, lost all my money, and have been quite happy
Simon Lake - submarine builder
To me, medicine is the most interesting thing in the world.
Helen Langner - early child psychiatrist
Voted, That the earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof.
Voted, That the earth is given to the saints.
Voted, That we are the saints
Revrand Peter Prudden's 1640 prayer
We are a cheerful people, and we refuse to believe what we do not want to believe.
Simon Lake - submarine builder
I try to cultivate the young, making up for the losses I have had.
Helen Langner - early child psychiatrist
War consists almost entirely of killing and destruction.
Simon Lake - submarine builder
If you remember that there is a distinct difference between who a a person IS and how he or she PERFORMS at a job, you will get along
Joseph Foran - educator
There is always more to do than you can do.
Helen Langner - early child psychiatrist
Ansantawae

Nevertheless Ansantawae’s tribe did not rely solely on Long Island Sound as a resource, as land was plentiful too. Milford’s wildlife proved bountiful with pigeons, quails, turkeys, partridges, cranes, geese, ducks and beavers to hunt for food, skins, and feathers. Though the Wepawaugs did not largely depend on agriculture, they were able to grow maize, tobacco and beans to support themselves. They also were known for gathering strawberries, blueberries and blackberries. Ansantawae and his tribe were successful in drawing a healthful diet from the bountiful lands around the Wepawaug.
In May of 1637 the “Hector” sailed from London to Boston carrying John Davenport, Theophilus Eaton and others from London. It was followed by another ship weeks later carrying many of the original English settlers of Milford, including Robert Treat, John Sherman, Thomas Tibbals, John Fletcher and led by Peter Prudden. Although they remained in the Massachusetts Bay Colony for almost a year, Davenport and Prudden had from the start desired to establish their own colony. In August 1637 on an expedition during the Pequot War, the region at the mouth of the Quinnipiac River in Connecticut was discovered and marked as a potential location for settlement. Davenport and company decided this was the place to settle their colony which would later become present day New Haven. After the Pequot war, as the Connecticut and Massachusetts militia began to pursue the remnants of the Pequot tribe along the Connecticut coast, Sergeant Thomas Tibbals noticed the region above the mouth of the Wepawaug River. Using an old Indian trail that is today the Boston Post Road, Tibbals and his troops explored the area that is today Milford and appraised it as an ideal spot for settlement.