“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” — Benjamin Franklin
“Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people, who have a rightâ€¦and a desire to know; but besides this, they have a right, an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible, divine right to that most dreaded and envied kind of knowledge, I mean of the characters and conduct of their rulers.” — John Adams
“We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.” — Benjamin Franklin
“Yesterday, the greatest question was decided which ever was debated in America; and a greater perhaps never was, nor will be, decided among men. A resolution was passed without one dissenting colony, that those United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States.” — John Adams Letter to Mrs. Adams, July 3, 1776
“One man with courage makes a majority.” — Patrick Henry
You know its bad when you open your firends blog and think “oh, its the 4th of July”.
Yeah, I’m on it, man…nothing slips past me *coughs*
Ben Franklin was right. And very hot. I’d have been one of his groupies.
Happy 4th, Shan
Love that first quote by Ben Franklin! It’s one of my favorite.