Quotes - Samuel Adams
Samuel Adams, Founding
Father & American Patriot:
"... it does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate,
tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds ...."
Samuel Adams, printed in
"Debates and Proceedings in the Convention of the Commonwealth of
Massachusetts", at 86-87 (Peirce & Hale, eds., Boston, 1850):
"That the said Constitution shall never be construed to authorize
Congress to infringe the just liberty of the press or the rights of
conscience; or to prevent the people of The United States who are
peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms ...."
Samuel Adams, speech at the
Philadelphia State House, August 1, 1776:
"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude
better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We
ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed
you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that
ye were our countrymen."