Samuel Adams

1722 - 1803

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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