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[M]en will be free no longer then while they remain virtuous. Samuel Adams

The country shall be independent, and we will be satisfied with nothing short of it. Samuel Adams

The diminution of public virtue is usually attended with that of public happiness, and the public liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals. Samuel Adams

If virtue & knowledge are diffused among the people, they will never be enslav'd. This will be their great security. Samuel Adams

The necessity of the times, more than ever, calls for our utmost circumspection, deliberation, fortitude, and perseverance. Samuel Adams

There never was a democracy that did not commit suicide. Samuel Adams

Let no man thirst for good beer. Samuel Adams

Shame on the men who can court exemption from present trouble and expense at the price of their own posterity's liberty! Samuel Adams

It is a very great mistake to imagine that the object of loyalty is the authority and interest of one individual man, however dignified by the applause or enriched by the success of popular actions. Samuel Adams

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 happy country as their last asylum. Samuel Adams

What a glorious morning is this! Samuel Adams

He therefore is the truest friend to the liberty of his country who tries most to promote its virtue, and who, so far as his power and influence extend, will not suffer a man to be chosen into any office of power and trust who is not a wise and virtuous man... Samuel Adams

I ... [rely] upon the merits of Jesus Christ for a pardon of all my sins. Samuel Adams

The name of the Lord (says the Scripture) is a strong tower; thither the righteous flee and are safe (Proverbs 18:10). Let us secure His favor and He will lead us through the journey of this life and at length receive us to a better. Samuel Adams

If men, through fear, fraud, or mistake, should in terms renounce or give up any natural right, the eternal law of reason and the grand end of society would absolutely vacate such renunciation. The right to freedom being the gift of Almighty God, it is not in the power of man to alienate this gift and voluntarily become a slave. Samuel Adams

[N]either the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt. Samuel Adams

'Revelation assures us that 'righteousness exalteth a nation.' Communities are dealt with in this world by the wise and just Ruler of the Universe. He rewards or punishes them according to their general character. The diminution of public virtue is usually attended with that of public happiness, and the public liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals. Samuel Adams

Give credit to whom credit due. Samuel Adams

What a glorious morning this is! Samuel Adams

Ignorance and credulous hope make the market for most proprietary remedies. Samuel Hopkins Adams

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