"I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death" and "The distinctions between Virginians, Pennsylvanians, New Yorkers, and New Englanders are no more. I AM NOT A VIRGINIAN, BUT AN AMERICAN"
"I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country"
"We claim nothing but the liberty and privileges of Englishman"
"The sun never shineth on a cause of greater worth" (Common Sense) and "These are the times that try men's souls"
"...remember the ladies, and be more generous and favorable to them than you ancestors"
John Paul Jones
"I have not yet begun to fight"
" We must all hang together, or assuredly, we shall all hang separately"
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal"
Marquis de Lafayette
"Humanity has won its battle. Liberty now has a country"
King George III of England
"Nothing of importance happened today" (George wrote this July 4, 1776)
Richard Henry Lee
" These united colonies are, and of right, ought to be, free and independent states"
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