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10 Best Samuel Adams Quotes

Updated on September 12, 2012

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Samuel Adams Quotes


Samuel Adams one of the main founding fathers of the United States of America. He has achieved so much by being politically active, even during colonial times. Adams lived from September 16, 1722 - October 2, 1803. Adams help start the American Revolution against the British army. Samuel Adams was born in Boston and went to Harvard College.

Sam Adams Quotes

It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.
Samuel Adams

Freedom is not something that is held for very long during any period of time. Sometimes you have to reeducate the people about freedom. It doesn't take a majority of people for freedom prevail, all you need is a minority who is persistent and won't give up. Ron Paul's campaign is a perfect example. Although, Ron Paul didn't win the presidential election, he helped spread the message of liberty.

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

If you love money more than your freedom then so be it. Leave us to be free and do what you want. We don't want your advice or your help. Bow down to your master and be a slave. You are no longer one of our countrymen.

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

We must defend the freedom this country holds. No country in the world has had as much freedom of the US. We are starting to give up the freedom given to us by our founders. We must do whatever is necessary to preserve liberty.

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

The Second Amendment states that the American people have the right to bear arms. Peaceful citizens should be allowed to hold guns. It is so important the people are able to protect themselves from government.

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

Someone who doesn't have higher moral standards in their private life, will become void of all care for his country. It is rare that a man being guilty of betraying their country, that didn't lose the feelings of their moral duty.



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

Tyrants who control the government always reword meanings of words. It is deception. A great example is the Patriot Act. There is nothing patriotic about this legislation. It goes against the Constitution of the US.

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

This must have been before the Revolution. This what the American Revolution was fought for. The right to life, liberty, and property. If you are given the right to live, and have the freedom to do as you please, and own property, you will have happiness. Liberty and freedom is the key element to maintaining prosperity.

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

Everyone person should be free. They should be given their rights and be able to live however they feel fit, as long as they don't harm anyone. The main law should be don't harm anyone and don't steal. As long as you follow those simple rules, you should be free to do whatever you want.

Mankind are governed more by their feelings than by reason.
Samuel Adams

People don't have common sense anymore. Politicians make laws confusing and easy to misinterpret, because of this people can't reason. People respond to things by their feelings.

We cannot make events. Our business is wisely to improve them.
Samuel Adams

We can only learn from our mistakes or improve on our inventions. We didn't invent Jets, we improved on the first airplane. We can only grow from what we already know.

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