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Quotations by Samuel Adams
Samuel AdamsAll men have a right to remain. . . - All men have a right to remain in a state of nature as long as they please; and in case of intolerable oppression, civil or religious, to leave the society they belong to, and enter into another.

Our country will stand in need of its patriots - If ever the time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest Seats in Government, our Country will stand in need of its experienced Patriots to prevent its Ruin.

If ye love wealth greater than. . . - If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains set lightly upon you; and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.