I am determined to defend my rights and maintain my freedom or sell my life in the attempt.— Nathanael Greene
Astounding Revolutionary War quotations
With regard to military discipline, I may safely say that no such thing existed in the Continental Army.
I had a right to my own political opinions.
I am a Southern woman, born with Revolutionary blood in my veins. Freedom of speech and of thought were my birthright, guaranteed, signed and sealed by the blood of our fathers.
The rich are only defeated when running for their lives.
The pacifist's task today is to find a method of helping and healing which provides a revolutionary constructive substitute for war.
The revolutionary war is a war of the masses;
it can be waged only by mobilizing the masses and relying on them.
America's veterans and troops serving abroad today fought hard to preserve our red, white and blue, from the Revolutionary War to today's Global War Against Terrorism, and Congress' action today is appropriate for one of our most sacred symbols.
All the other large and small nationalities and peoples are destined to perish before long in the revolutionary world storm. The next world war will result in the disappearance from the face of the earth not only of reactionary classes and dynasties, but also of entire reactionary peoples. And that, too, is a step forward.
The only path to the final defeat of imperialism and the building of socialism is revolutionary war.
The shot heard round the world.
Secession, like any other REVOLUTIONARY ACT, may be morally justified by the extremity of oppression; but to call it a constitutional right is confounding the meaning of terms.
In all their wars against the French they [the Americans] never showed such conduct, attention and perseverance as they do now.
I loved when Bush came out and said, 'We are losing the war against drugs.
' You know what that implies? There's a war being fought, and the people on drugs are winning it.
Revolutionary war is an antitoxin which not only eliminates the enemy's poison but also purges us of our own filth.
Revolutions and revolutionary wars are inevitable in class society, and without them it is impossible to accomplish any leap in social development and to overthrow the reactionary ruling classes and therefore impossible for the people to win political power.
History shows that there are no invincible armies.
I am not a communist and neither is the revolutionary movement, but we do not have to say that we are anticommunists just to fawn on foreign powers.
The slanders poured down like Niagara.
If you take into consideration the setting -- the war and the revolution -- and the character of the accused -- revolutionary leaders of millions who were conducting their party to the sovereign power -- you can say without exaggeration that July 1917 was the month of the most gigantic slander in world history.
During the darkest days of the Revolutionary War, the Continental Congress and George Washington - I call him the first George W. - (laughter and applause) - urged citizens to pray and to give thanks and to ask for God's protection.
Most people do not realize that there was a paid chaplain in Congress even before the Revolutionary War ended.
We would be deceiving both ourselves and the people if we concealed from the masses the necessity of a desperate, bloody war of extermination, as the immediate task of the coming revolutionary action.
All counter-revolutionary wars are unjust, all revolutionary wars are just.
It [eBook] is like introducing the machine gun to a revolutionary war.
It changes everything. If you can reach your fans directly without having to go through a middle man, the entire economics of the publishing business changes.
Our flag means all that our fathers meant in the Revolutionary War.
It means all that the Declaration of Independence meant. It means justice. It means liberty. It means happiness.... Every color means liberty. Every thread means liberty. Every star and stripe means liberty.
Let us therefore rely on the goodness of the cause, and the aid of the supreme Being, in whose hands victory is, to animate and encourage us to great and noble actions.
We fought the Revolutionary War for no taxation without representation, it seems to me that we are much worse off today, because we are heavily taxed, and only the king's corporations control this Country, together with mob rule, of the special interests.
[The South] is ****ed for its virtues and praised for its faults, and there are those who wish its annihilation. But most revealing of all is the fear that it gestates the revolutionary impulse of our future.
[It was] the poverty caused by the bad influence of the English bankers on the Parliament which has caused in the colonies hatred of the English and . . . the Revolutionary War.
The intelligence community is so vast that more people have top secret clearance than live in Washington. The U.S. will spend more on the war in Afghanistan this year, adjusting for inflation, than we spent on the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War, the Civil War and the Spanish-American War combined.
When the Revolutionary War ended in 1781, not everyone was celebrating.
It is estimated that between 15 and 20 percent of the population back then were loyal to the British Crown and thus were not so thrilled when Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown.
Before the Civil War, the Southern states were selling a lot of cotton to England and didn't seem to mind British occupation. By and large, the Revolutionary War wasn't at all great for business.
Writing for a newspaper is like running a revolutionary war.
You go to battle not when you are ready, but when action offers itself.
If the Founding Fathers and other patriots who fought during the Revolutionary War could see the United States today, I believe they would be proud of the path that the thirteen colonies, now fifty strong states, have taken since then.
Revisiting the Revolutionary War is a bracing reminder that the fate of a continent, and the shape of the modern world, turned on the free choices of remarkably few Americans defying an empire.
Rick Perry said America's revolutionary war was fought in the 16th century.
When told it was actually the 18th century, Perry apologized and said, 'I never said I was a geology major.'