This is from Warrior Scout.



Here are 10 quotes from 1776 every red-blooded American needs to know.

  1. “There is a time for all things, a time to preach and a time to pray, but those times have passed away. There is a time to fight and that time has now come.” – Rev. Peter Muhlenberg, in a sermon delivered in Woodstock, Va.

  1. “These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.” – Thomas Paine, The America Crisis No. 1
  1. “My hand trembles, but my heart does not.” – (attributed) Stephen Hopkins upon signing the Declaration of Independence
  1. “The hour is fast approaching, on which the Honor and Success of this Army, and the safety of our bleeding Country depend. Remember officers and Soldiers, that you are free men, fighting for the blessings of Liberty – that slavery will be your portion, and that of your posterity, if you do not acquit yourselves like men. – Gen. George Washington, General Orders, July 2

  1. “Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” – The Declaration of Independence

  1. “We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.” – (attributed) Benjamin Franklin
  1. “The dons, the bashaws, the grandees, the patricians, the sachems, the nabobs, call them by what names you please, sigh and groan and fret, and sometimes stamp and foam and curse, but all in vain. The decree is gone forth, and it cannot be recalled, that a more equal liberty than has prevailed in other parts of the earth must be established in America.” – John Adams, in a letter to Patrick Henry

  1. “There! His Majesty can now read my name without glasses. And he can double the reward on my head!” – (attributed) John Hancock, upon signing the Declaration of Independence

  1. “The cause of America is in a great measure the call of all mankind.” – Thomas Paine, Common Sense
  1. “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.” -Nathan Hale, (his final words before being hanged by the British)