Category Archives: Samuel Adams

Perverting the Plain Meaning of Words…

Samuel Adams

Samuel Adams

“How strangely will the tools of a tyrant pervert the plain meaning of words!” — Samuel Adams, to John Pitts, 1776

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Let Us Disappoint the Men Who are Raising Themselves on the Ruin of This Country…

Samuel Adams

Samuel Adams

“Let us disappoint the Men who are raising themselves on the ruin of this Country. Let us convince every invader of our freedom, that we will be as free as the constitution our fathers recognized, will justify.” — Samuel Adams, A State of the Rights of the Colonists, 1772

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Let Us Become a Virtuous People…

Samuel Adams

Samuel Adams

“He therefore is the truest friend to the liberty of his country who tries most to promote its virtue, and who, so far as his power and influence extend, will not suffer a man to be chosen into any office of power and trust who is not a wise and virtuous man… The sum of all is, if we would most truly enjoy this gift of Heaven, let us become a virtuous people.” — Samuel Adams

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No Knowledgeable and Virtuous People will Tamely Surrender Their Liberties…

Samuel Adams

Samuel Adams

“No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffused and virtue is preserved. On the Contrary, when people are universally ignorant, and debauched in their manners, they will sink under their own weight without the aid of foreign invaders.” — Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, 1775

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No People Will Tamely Surrender Their Liberties

Samuel Adams

Samuel Adams

“No people will tamely surrender their liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffused and virtue is preserved. On the contrary, when people are universally ignorant, and debauched in their manners, they will sink under their own weight without the aid of foreign invaders.” — Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, 1775

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“Our Country Needs Patriots to Prevent Its Ruin…”

Samuel Adams

“If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.” – Samuel Adams

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Each Citizen is Accountable to God and Country for His Vote

Samuel Adams

“Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that … he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.” – Samuel Adams

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