Great Quotes Form Great People

“Law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.” – Thomas Jefferson
“There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.” – John Adams
“Society in every state is a blessing, but government even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.” – Thomas Paine
“The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive. … I like a little rebellion now and then. It is like a storm in the atmosphere.” – Thomas Jefferson
“A government is like fire, a handy servant, but a dangerous master.” – George Washington
“Our rulers can have authority over such natural rights only as we have submitted to them.” – Thomas Jefferson
“Those that can give up essential liberty to gain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Ben Franklin
“If ye love the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. … Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.” – Samuel Adams
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