Your search for "foundation of our nation" returned 88 results from 34 Founders.
Daniel Webster:"Let our object be, Our Country, our whole Country, and nothing but our Country."source: Speech at the setting of the counerstone for the Bunker Hill monument, June 17, 1825.patriotism, country
George Washington:"There is no truth more certain than that all our enjoyments fall short of our expectations."source: To Elizabeth Parke Custis, September 14, 1794.pleasure, expectations
Thomas Jefferson:"We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt."source: Letter to Samuel Kercheval, July 12, 1816.debt, deficit, spending
Thomas Paine:"It is impossible to conquer a nation determined to be free!"source: Letter to the People of France, 1792.freedom, rights, determination, liberty

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