Samuel Adams

1722 - 1803

A Quote by Samuel Adams on country, independence, and satisfaction

The country shall be independent, and we will be satisfied with nothing short of it.

Samuel Adams (1722 - 1803)

Source: History of Rise, Progress, & Est., of the Independence of the USA, March 9, 1774

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A Quote by Samuel Adams on america, citizenship, constitution, and people

The Constitution shall never be construed . . . to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.

Samuel Adams (1722 - 1803)

Source: 1788

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A Quote by Samuel Adams on freedom, home, liberty, love, peace, posterity, tranquility, and wealth

If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.

Samuel Adams (1722 - 1803)

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A Quote by Samuel Adams on duty, laws, liberty, life, nature, and support

Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: first, a right to life; secondly, to liberty; thirdly to property; together with the right to support and defend them in the best manner they can. Those are evident branches of, rather than deductions from, the duty of self-preservation, commonly called the first law of nature.

Samuel Adams (1722 - 1803)

Source: The Rights of the Colonists, 1772

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A Quote by Samuel Adams on conscience, country, direction, earth, freedom, happiness, judgment, privacy, and thought

Driven from every corner of the earth, freedom of thought and the right of private judgment in matters of conscience direct their course to this happy country as their last asylum.

Samuel Adams (1722 - 1803)

Source: Speech, Philadelphia, August 1, 1776.

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A Quote by Samuel Adams on belief, people, and slavery

I believe that no people ever yet groaned under the heavy yoke of slavery but when they deserved it.

Samuel Adams (1722 - 1803)

Source: Article published in 1771.

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A Quote by Samuel Adams on necessity and perseverance

The necessity of the times, more than ever, calls for our utmost circumspection, deliberation, fortitude, and perseverance.

Samuel Adams (1722 - 1803)

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A Quote by Samuel Adams on commitment, democracy, and suicide

There never was a democracy that did not commit suicide.

Samuel Adams (1722 - 1803)

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A Quote by Samuel Adams on feeling, mankind, and reason

Mankind are governed more by their feelings than by reason.

Samuel Adams (1722 - 1803)

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A Quote by Samuel Adams on earth, liberty, mankind, and religion

Our contest is not only whether we ourselves shall be free, but whether there shall be left to mankind an asylum on earth for civil and religious liberty.

Samuel Adams (1722 - 1803)

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