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"...you are to consider, that a great Empire, like a great Cake, is most easily diminished at the edges."
Benjamin Franklin
Rules by Wich a Great Empire May Be Reduced to a Small One
"However peacably your Colonies have submitted to your Government, shewn their Affection to your Interest, and patiently borne your Grievances, you are to suppose them always inclined to revolt..."
Benjamin Franklin
Rules by Wich a Great Empire May Be Reduced to a Small One
"Let the Parliaments flout their Claims, rejects their petitions, refuse even to suffer the reading of them, and treat the petitioners with the utmost Contempt. Nothing can have a better Effect, in producing the alienation proposed; for thogh many can forgive Injuries, none ever forgave Contempt
Benjamin Franklin
Rules by Wich a Great Empire May Be Reduced to a Small One
"I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience."
Patrick Henry
Give Me Liberty of Give Me Death
"Suffer not yourselves to be betrayed with a kiss."
Patrick Henry
Give Me Liberty of Give Me Death
"There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations, who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us."
Patrick Henry
Give Me Liberty of Give Me Death
"Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?"
Patrick Henry
Give Me Liberty of Give Me Death
"Prudence indeed will dictate that governments should not be changed for light and transient causes."
Thomas Jefferson
Declaration of Independence
"But when a long train of abuses and usurptions, begun at a distinguishing period and pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such a government, and to provide new guards for their future security."
Thomas Jefferson
Declaration of Independence
"He has waged cruel war against human nature itself, violating its most sacred rights of life and liberty in the persons of a distant people, who never offended him, captivating and carrying them into slavery in another hemisphere."
Thomas Jefferson
Declaration of Independence
"In every stage of these oppressions we have petitioned for redress in the most humble terms; our repeated petitions have been answered only by repeated injury."
Thomas Jefferson
Declaration of Independence
"The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from service of their country..."
Thomas Paine
The American Crisis
"...I cannot see on what grounds the King of Britain can look up to heaven for help against us: a common murderer, a highwayman, or a house-breaker has as good a pretence as he."
Thomas Paine
The American Crisis
"...both officers and men, though greatly harassed and fatigued, frequently without rest, covering, or provision, the inevitable consequences of a long retreat, bore it with manly and martial spirit."
Thomas Paine
The American Crisis
"Every Tory is a coward; for servile, slavish, self-interested fear is the foundation of Toryism; and a man under such influence, though he may be cruel, never can be brave."
Thomas Paine
The American Crisis
"I call not upon a few, but upon all: not on this state or that state, but on every state: up and help us; lay your shoulders on the wheel; better have too much force that too little. when so great an object is at stake."
Thomas Paine
The American Crisis
"Not all the treasures of the world, so far as I believe, could have induced me to support an offensive war, for I think it murder; but if a thief breaks into my house, burns and destroys my property, and kills or threatens to kill me, or those that are in it, and to 'bind me in all cases whatsoever' to his absolute will, am I to suffer it?
Thomas Paine
The American Crisis
"What then is American, this new man? He is either an European, or the descendent of an European, hence that strange mixture of blood, which you will find in no other country."
Crevecoeur
Letters From an American Farmer
"If they are peaceable subjects, and are industrious, what is it to their neighbors how and in what manner they think fit to address their prayers to the Supreme Being?"
Crevecoeur
Letters From an American Farmer
"There is room for every body in America; has he any particular talent, or industry? he exerts it in order to procure a livelihood, and it succeeds."
Crevecoeur
Letters From an American Farmer
"Go thou and work and till; thou shalt prosper, provided thou be just, grateful and industrious."
Crevecoeur
Letters From an American Farmer
"Thy various works, imperial queen, we see,/ How bright their forms! how deck'd by pomp by thee!"
Phillis Wheatley
On Imagination
"Winter austere forbids me to aspire,/ And northern tempests damp the rising fire;/ They chill the tides of Fancy's flowing sea,/ Cease then, my song, cease the unequal lay."
Phillis Wheatley
On Imagination
"Remember, Christians, Negroes black as Cain,/ May be refin'd, and join th' angelic train."
Phillis Wheatley
On Being Brought from Africa to America
"Thee, first in peace and honours, -we demand/ The grace and glory of the martial band./ Fam'd for thy valor, for thy virtues more,/ hear every tongue thy guardian aid implore!"
Phillis Wheatley
To His Excellency George Washington
"The land of freedom;s heaven-defended race!/ Fix'd are the eyes of nation on the scales,/ For in their hopes Columbia's are prevails."
Phillis Wheatley
To His Excellency George Washington
"Stranger, their humble graves adorn;/ You too may fall, and ask a tear;/ 'Tis not the beauty of the morn/ That proves the evening shall be clear."
Philip Frenau
To The Memory of the Brave Americans
"And reason's self shall bow the knee/ To shadows and delusions here."
Philip Frenau
The Indian Burial Ground
"For when you die you are the same;/ ...The space between is but an hour,/ ...The frail duration of a flower."
Philip Frenau
The Wild Honey-Suckle
"With eyes of fire, he then looks through,/ Crushes the vile despotic crew,/ And Pride in ruins lays."
Philip Frenau
The Republican Genius of Europe