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Inspiring Quotes From Great Americans

Updated on September 27, 2011

In their own words

We need less anger and more thoughtful reflection. Mario Cuomo

All should have freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. Franklin D. Roosevelt

The church builders have so distorted and deformed the doctrines of Jesus as to shock reasonable thinkers. Thomas Jefferson

I am compelled to face danger but never fear it, and while our soldiers can stand and fight, I can stand and feed and nurse them. Clara Barton

I am captive to the word of God. I cannot and will not recant in any way, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. Dr. Martian Luther King, Jr.

My father has given me this nation. In protecting them I have had a hard time. Song of Sitting Bull

There are two things I had a right to, liberty and death; if I could not have one I would take the other. Harriet Tubman

For all men have being originally equals, no one by birth could have a right to set up his own family in perpetual preference to all others for ever. English born Thomas Paine. He was invited to live in the Colonies by Benjamin Franklin.

Those who can afford to should pay for the well being of the Colony. Farmers and craftsmen who are barely making enough to feed their families can't continue to bear such burdens. Benjamin Franklin

That Government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth. Abraham Lincoln

We cannot even prophesy the capacity and power of women for the uplifting of humanity. Susan B. Anthony

The arguement against my learning to read only served to inspire me with a desire and determination to learn. Fredrick Douglas.

Look back and know who you are; know where you come from so you know where you are going. Actress Eva Longoria

This a collection of famous quotes of great Americans. They all have inspired me to seek positive changes in my life and in the world. Joanne Kathleen Farrell, author of Liberty for the Lion Shield

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