1. 10

    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.

    97
  2. 9

    A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy.

    118
  3. 8

    Nil desperandum, -- Never Despair. That is a motto for you and me. All are not dead; and where there is a spark of patriotic fire, we will rekindle it.

    123
  4. 7

    Our union is now complete; our constitution composed, established, and approved. You are now the guardians of your own liberties.

    136
  5. 6

    For no People will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can they easily be subdued, where Knowledge is diffusd and Virtue preservd . 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.

    145
  6. 5

    Mankind are governed more by their feelings than by reason.

    167
  7. 4

    It is in the interest of tyrants to reduce the people to ignorance and vice. For they cannot live in any country where virtue and knowledge prevail.

    172
  8. 3

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

    177
  9. 2

    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.

    198
  10. 1

    If ever a 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.

    263
  11. Last Update: 28 January 2023

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