John Winthrop

1588 - 1649

A Quote by John Winthrop on setting example, moral obligation, and democracy

For we must consider that we shall be a city upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us, so that if we shall deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken, and so cause Him to withdraw His present help from us, we shall be made a story and a byword through the world.

John Winthrop (1588 - 1649)

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A Quote by John Winthrop on authority, good, honesty, justice, and liberty

Liberty is the proper end and object of authority, and cannot subsist without it; and it is liberty to that which is good, just, and honest.

John Winthrop (1588 - 1649)

Source: Life and Letters. Vol. ii. p. 341.

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