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68 American Revolution Sayings

Revolution Sayings

In this post, you will find amazing American Revolution sayings.

American Revolution Sayings


“War is when the government tells you who the bad guy is. Revolution is when you decide that for yourself.” —Benjamin Franklin


“Know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death.” —Patrick Henry


“The American Revolution was a beginning, not a consummation.” —Woodrow Wilson


“Fear is the passion of slaves.” —Patrick Henry


“Revolutions are not made by men in spectacles.” —Unknown


“The end of democracy and the defeat of the American Revolution will occur when government falls into the hands of lending institutions and moneyed incorporation.” —Thomas Jefferson


“The duty of a patriot is to protect his country from his government.” —Thomas Paine


“They who can give up essential Liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty not safety.” Benjamin Franklin


“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” —Elmer Davis


“If you are ashamed to stand by your colors, you had better seek another flag.” —Unknown


“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” —John F. Kennedy


“I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.” —Nathan Hale


“United we stand, divided we fall.” —Unknown


“Before the American Revolution there were frequent slave uprisings, and a lot of people would run away.” —Edward Ball


“The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves.” —George Washington


“National defense is one of the cardinal duties of a statesman.” —Unknown


“The cement of this union is the heart-blood of every American.” —Thomas Jefferson


“Well, I am actually a daughter of the American Revolution.” —Katie Pavlich


“Revolutions never go backward.” —Wendell Phillips


“We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.” —Benjamin Franklin


“A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one.” —Unknown


“If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.” —Thomas Paine


“Without the pen of Paine, the sword of Washington would have been wielded in vain.” —John Adams


“I think the game will be pretty well up.” —George Washington


“A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.” —Benjamin Franklin


“I have not yet begun to fight.” —John Paul Jones


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


“Remember, officers and soldiers that you are fighting for the blessings of liberty.” —George Washington


“Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.” —Winston Churchill


“The American war is over, but this is far from being the case with the American Revolution.” —Benjamin Rush


“For in my opinion, there was never a good war or a bad peace.” —Benjamin Franklin


“We need a revolution every 200 years, because all governments become stale and corrupt after 200 years.” —Benjamin Franklin


“Don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.” —John Parker


“The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” —Thomas Paine


“My patriotic heart beats red, white and blue.” —Unknown


“If we don’t hang together, we’ll all hang separately.” —Benjamin Franklin


“Where liberty dwells, there is my country.” —Benjamin Franklin


“The house shakes. with the roar of the cannon. No sleep for me tonight.” —George Washington


“Don’t fire until you see the whites of their eyes. Then fire low.” —Israel Putnam


“We have it in our power to begin the world over again.” —Thomas Paine


“One of the most essential branches of English liberty is the freedom of one’s house. A man’s house is his castle.” —James Otis


“I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom.” —Simone de Beauvoir


“A great revolution is never the fault of the people, but of the government.” —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


“If the cause is advanced, indifferent is it to me where or in what quarter it happens.” —George Washington


“A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one.” —Alexander Hamilton


“We fight, get beat, rise and fight again.” —General Nathanael Greene


“Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!” —George Washington


“The die is now cast; the colonies must either submit or triumph.we must not retreat.” —King George III


“One of the most essential branches of English liberty is the freedom of one’s house. A man’s house is his castle.” —James Otis


“Patriotism is as much a virtue as justice, and is as necessary for the support of societies as natural affection is for the support of families.” —Benjamin Rush


“Where liberty dwells there is my country.” —Unknown


“this day declare with the utmost sincerity, I do not think my self equal to the Command I am  honoured with.” —George Washington


“The American Revolution was a beginning, not a consummation.” —Woodrow Wilson


“In all their wars against the French they [the Americans] never showed such conduct, attention and perseverance as they do now.” —Thomas Gage


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


“We began a contest for liberty ill provided with the means for the war, relying on our patriotism to supply the deficiency. We expected to encounter many wants and distressed.we must bear the present evils and fortitude.” —George Washington


“Every revolution was first a thought in one man?s mind.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson


“The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.” —Patrick Henry


“I know of no way of judging the future but by the past.” —Patrick Henry


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


“Men love their country, not because it is great, but because it is their own.” —Seneca


“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.” —Thomas Jefferson


“I love my freedom, I love my America.” —Unknown


“Humanity has won its battle. Liberty now has a country.” —Marquis De Lafayette


“A great empire and little minds go ill together.” —Edmund Burke


“We can’t all be Washington’s, but we can all be patriots.” —Charles F. Browne


“We dare not forget that we are the heirs of that first revolution.” —John F. Kennedy




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