Patriot Quotes

 – Thomas Jefferson Quotes –

“I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”

“Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto.”

“Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the with the Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every free state.”

“I sincerely believe that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.”

“The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.”

“Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.”

“To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.”

“When the people fear their government, there is tyranny, when the government fears the people there is liberty”

“When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe.”

“Whenever a man has cast a longing eye of offices, a rottenness beings in his conduct.”

“A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.

“I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious.”

“No free man shall ever be de-barred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain their right to keep and bear arms is as a last resort to protect themselves against tyranny in government.” (not for hunting folks)

“I hold it, that a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.”

“Does government fear us? Or do we fear the government? When the people fear the government, tyranny has found victory. The federal government is our servant, not our master!”

“I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it.”

“When once a republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil”

“Our citizens may be deceived for awhile, and have been deceived; but as long as the presses can be protected, we may trust to them for light.” (if you believe the presses are still protected)

“I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.”

“It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.”

“Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.”

“Never spend your money before you have earned it.”

“Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none.”

“The advertisement is the most truthful part of a newspaper.”

“The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.”

“The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.”

“The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.”

“When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.”

– Patrick Henry Quotes –

 “Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slaver? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”

“It is when people forget God that tyrants forge their chains.”

“I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided; and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging the future but by the past.”

“I like dreams of the future better than the history of the past.”

“Perfect freedom is as necessary to the health and vigor of commerce as it is to the health and vigor of citizens.”

“It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship.”

“The liberties of a people never were, nor will ever be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.”

“For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst and provide for it.”

“If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable; let it come! I repeat, Sir, let it come!”

“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government – lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.”

“Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense?”

“Fear is the passion of slaves.”

“Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing with preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.”

“When American spirit was in its youth, the language of America was different: Liberty, sir, was the primary object.”

“The Bible is worth all the other books which have ever been printed.”

“I have now disposed of all my property to my family. These is one thing I wish I could give them, and that is the Christian religion.”

– George Washington Quotes –

“Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.”

“It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.”

“I can only say that there not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do to see a plan adopted for the abolition of slavery.”

“It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.”

“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”

“The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.”

“Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the people’s liberty teeth.”

“When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen.”

“There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily.”

“The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.”

“The constitution vests the power of declaring war on Congress; therefore no offensive expedition of importance can be undertaken until after they shall have deliberated upon the subject and authorized such a measure.”

“Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.”

“It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it.”

“It is our true policy to steer clear of any permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world.”

“Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is forces. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”

“Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for ‘tis better to be alone than in bad company.”

“Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be tell tried before you give them confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.”

“War – an act of violence whose object is to constrain the enemy, to accomplish our will.”

“The Nation which indulges toward another in habitual hatred or in habitual fondness is in some degree a slave. It is a slave to its animosity or to affection, either of which is sufficient to lead it astray from its duty and its interest.”

“The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing is a vice so mean and low that every person of sense and character detests and despises it.”

“Experience teaches us that is it much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have gotten possession.”

“Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.”

“I walk on untrodden ground. There is scarcely any part of my conduct which may not hereafter be drawn into precedent.”

“Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God.”

“I hope I shall always possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an Honest Man.”

“If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War.”

“Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.”

“Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse.”

“My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, War, banished from the earth.”

“Observe good faith, and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.”

“Someday, following the example of the United States of America, there will be a United States of Europe.”

“The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference – they deserve a place of honor with all that’s good.”

“To be prepared for War is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.”