"We cannot make events. Our business is wisely to improve them."
"There. I guess King George will be able to read that."
"I knew what they were after, that I had alarmed the country all the way up."
"Give me liberty, or give me death!"
"These are the times that try men's souls."
"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent."
"We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately."
"Remember all men would be tyrants if they could."
"The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people . . . ."
"Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth."
"Let me die in this old uniform (Colonial) in which I fought my battles. May God forgive me for ever having put on another."
John Paul Jones
"I have not yet begun to fight!"
British General Thomas Gage
"A large army must at length be employed to reduce these people."
"I never saw such fighting since God made me."