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Samuel Adams
(1722-1803) born on
Sep 27
US revolutionary, statesman. He was leader of the Massachusetts "radicals," and the force behind the Boston Tea Party, 1773; signer of the Declaration of Independence.
         
   
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The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; . . . . We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors . . . [they] transmitted them to us with care and diligence.

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Driven from every other corner of the earth, freedom of thought and the right of private judgment in matters of conscience direct their course to this in happy country as their last asylum.
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Mankind are governed more by their feelings than by reason.
N
We cannot make events. Our business is wisely to improve them.
K
The necessity of the times, more than ever, calls for our utmost circumspection, deliberation, fortitude, and perseverance.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Article published in 1771.
R: In "Shorter Bartlett's Familiar Quotations," by John Bartlett, 1937, 1980, 1992.
A: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
N: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
K: From an Internet collection of quotations.
   


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