Mankind are governed more by their feelings than by reason.

Samuel Adams on feelings
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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 on asylum
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It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds.

Samuel Adams on brush
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Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: first, the 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 on liberty
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If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.

Samuel Adams on liberty
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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 on arms
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What a man has honestly acquired is absolutely his own, which he may freely give, but cannot be taken from him without his consent.

...it does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds...

Samuel Adams on protest
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Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: First a right to life, secondly to liberty, and thirdly to property; together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can.

Samuel Adams on colonists
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The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending against all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks.

Samuel Adams on attacks
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The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on Earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man, but only to have the law of nature for his rule.

Samuel Adams on authority
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The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks ... It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men.

Samuel Adams on america
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He who is void of virtuous attachments in private life is, or very soon will be, void of all regard for his country. There is seldom an instance of a man guilty of betraying his country, who had not before lost the feeling of moral obligations in his private connections.

Samuel Adams on attachments
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About Samuel Adams

Name Samuel Adams
Quotes 15 quotations
Nationality American
Profession Revolutionary
Birthday September 27, 1722
About Samuel Adams was an American statesman, political philosopher, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.
Top topics liberty, defend, freedom, arms, constitution

And if we now cast our eyes over the nations of the earth, we shall find that, instead of possessing the pure religion of the Gospel, they may be divided either into infidels, who deny the truth; or politicians who make religion a stalking horse for their ambition; or professors, who walk in the trammels of orthodoxy, and are more attentive to traditions and ordinances of men than to the oracles of truth.

Samuel Adams on belief
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If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquillity of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.

Samuel Adams on freedom
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How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!

Samuel Adams on meaning
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