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Independence Day Quotes From America's Founding Fathers

Signing the Declaration of Independence was not without its costs. Below are quotes are  from some of the signers of  America's Declaration of Independence.

There, I guess King George will be able to read that. - John Hancock

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Benjamin Franklin

We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.  - Benjamin Franklin

The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the Republican model of Government, are justly considered as deeply, perhaps as finally staked, on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.- George Washington 


My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!  - Thomas Jefferson
 

 The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government. - Thomas Jefferson

 

It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more. You will think me transported with Enthusiasm but I am not. I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. Yet through all the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory. I can see that the End is more than worth all the Means. And that Posterity will tryumph in that Days Transaction, even altho We should rue it, which I trust in God We shall not.  - John Adams

 I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth. - John Adams

The question is, not what rights naturally belong to man, but how they may be most equally and effectually guarded in society. - Roger Sherman

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.- Thomas Paine




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