” It does not take a majority to prevail… but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men. “


” It is not infrequent to hear men declaim loudly upon liberty, who, if we may judge by the whole tenor of their actions, mean nothing else by it but their own liberty – to oppress without control, or the restraint of laws, all who are poorer and weaker than themselves. “


” There is a solid satisfaction in one’s having and being conscious that he merits the good opinion of men of true discernment and real worth. But to have a name among the weak and the wicked is shame and reproach. “


” Power is, in its nature, encroaching, and such is the human make that men who are vested with a share of it are generally inclined to take more than it was intended they should have. “



All 4 Samuel Adams Quotes about Men in picture


It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.
It is not infrequent to hear men declaim loudly upon liberty, who, if we may judge by the whole tenor of their actions, mean nothing else by it but their own liberty - to oppress without control, or the restraint of laws, all who are poorer and weaker than themselves.
There is a solid satisfaction in one
Power is, in its nature, encroaching, and such is the human make that men who are vested with a share of it are generally inclined to take more than it was intended they should have.

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