The end of democracy and the defeat of the American Revolution will occur when government falls into the hands of lending institutions and moneyed incorporations.— Thomas Jefferson
Delightful American Revolution quotations
Revolution is a serious thing, the most serious thing about a revolutionarys life. When one commits oneself to the struggle, it must be for a lifetime.
Proceed, great chief, with virtue on thy sideThy every action let the goddess guide.
I am determined to defend my rights and maintain my freedom or sell my life in the attempt.
The die is now cast; the colonies must either submit or triumph.... we must not retreat.
Freedom is not a gift bestowed upon us by other men, but a right that belongs to us by the laws of God and nature.
With regard to military discipline, I may safely say that no such thing existed in the Continental Army.
Our countrymen have all the folly of the ass and all the passiveness of the sheep.
You must not deprive the colonies of their right to make laws for themselves.
Parliament should only make laws necessary for the empire as a whole.
The John Birch Society is Communism's greatest ally.
With its help we will divide and confuse the American people until they have lost faith in their Government, their nation has ceased to be a major world power, and their country is ripe for revolution.
The people are turbulent and changing; they seldom judge right or make good decision.
We must be unanimous; there must be no pulling different ways; we must hang together.
There! His Majesty can now read my name without glasses. And he can double the reward on my head!
A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy.
It cannot be good to tax the Americans... You will lose more than you gain.
It is essential to our interest and the security of our colonies that the several nations or tribes of Indians... who live under our protection, should not be molested or disturbed.
The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.
The distinctions between Virginians, Pennsylvanians, New Yorkers, and New Englanders are no more. I Am Not A Virginian, But An American!
The role of the artist is to make the revolution irresistible
We are determined to listen to nothing from the illegal congress.
Our revolution in Burkina Faso draws on the totality of mans experiences since the first breath of humanity. We wish to be the heirs of all the revolutions of the world, of all the liberation struggles of the peoples of the Third World. We draw the lessons of the American revolution.
James Watt patented his steam engine on the eve of the American Revolution, consummating a relationship between coal and the new Promethean spirit of the age, and humanity made its first tentative steps into an industrial way of life that would, over the next two centuries, forever change the world.
The rebels did more in one night than my whole army would have done in one month.
I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.
To say that obesity is caused by merely consuming too many calories is like saying that the only cause of the American Revolution was the Boston Tea Party.
Whatever deficiencies the leaders of the American Revolution may have had, reticence, fortunately, was not one of them.
Make no mistake; the American Revolution was not fought to obtain freedom, but to preserve the liberties that Americans already had as colonials. Independence was no conscious goal, secretly nurtured in cellar or jungle by bearded conspirators, but a reluctant last resort, to preserve "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."
The American war is over, but this is far from being the case with the American Revolution.
It is when a people forget God, that tyrants forge their chains.
I call upon all of you to wage a second American nonviolent revolution, to use civil disobedience, and to demand that this president leave town, to get up, to put the Quran down, to get up off his knees, and to figuratively come out with his hands up.
Mankind may amuse themselves with theoretic systems of liberty.
.. but we can only discern its true value by the practical and wretched effects of slavery.
If you were lost for America, there is nobody who could keep the army and the revolution [going] for six months.
The American people understand that we need real change in this country, in my view, a political revolution, which says to the people on top, "You know what, you guys can't have it all."
Three millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us. Beside, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of Nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us.