Ethan Allen

1738 - 1789

A Quote by Ethan Allen on lies, mortality, philosophy, and spirit

The mortal remains of Ethan Allen, fighter, writer, statesman, and philosopher, lie in this cemetery beneath the marble statue. His spirit is in Vermont now.

Ethan Allen (1738 - 1789)

Source: (Greenmount Cemetery; Burlington, Vermont)

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A Quote by Ethan Allen on angels, doctors, and fear

In response to an attending doctor who attempted to comfort him by saying, "General, I fear the angels are waiting for you." Waiting are they? Waiting are they? Well-let 'em wait.

Ethan Allen (1738 - 1789)

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A Quote by Ethan Allen on consequences, deed, evil, god, goodness, impossibility, mankind, nature, punishment, and truth

For mankind to hate truth as it may bring their evil deeds to light and punishment, is very easy and common, but to hate truth as truth, or God as God, which is the same as to hate goodness for its own sake, unconnected with any other consequences, is impossible even to a (premised) diabolical nature itself .

Ethan Allen (1738 - 1789)

Source: Reason the Only Oracle of Man. Page 31

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A Quote by Ethan Allen on authority and congress

Captain Delaplace, Commandant at Fort Ticonderoga, New York, on May 10, 1775, gazed at Allen in bewildered astonishment. "By whose authority do you act?" exclaimed he. "In the name of the great Jehovah, and the Continental Congress!" replied Allen.

Ethan Allen (1738 - 1789)

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A Quote by Ethan Allen on reason

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Reason the Only Oracle of Man

Ethan Allen (1738 - 1789)

Source: Title of pamphlet, Bennington, Vermont, 1784 (first free thought publication in America)

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