John Hancock quotes

  • Resistance to tyranny becomes the Christian and social duty of each individual… Continue steadfast and, with a proper sense of your dependence on God, nobly defend those rights which heaven gave, and no man ought to take from us.
    -- John Hancock

    #Christian #Men #Rights

  • Sensible of the importance of Christian piety and virtue to the order and happiness of a state, I cannot but earnestly commend to you every measure for their support and encouragement ... Manners, by which not only the freedom, but the very existence of the republics, are greatly affected, depend much upon the public institutions of religion and the good education of youth; in both these instances our fathers laid wise foundations, for which their posterity have had reason to bless their memory.
    -- John Hancock

    #Christian #Wise #Encouragement

  • There! His Majesty can now read my name without glasses. And he can double the reward on my head!
    -- John Hancock

    #Glasses #Names #Liberty

  • A chip on the shoulder is too heavy a piece of baggage to carry through life.
    -- John Hancock

    #Liberty #Pieces #Baggage

  • We must be unanimous; there must be no pulling different ways; we must hang together.
    -- John Hancock

    #Together #Different #Way

  • The more people who own little businesses of their own, the safer our country will be, and the better off its cities and towns; for the people who have a stake in their country and their community are its best citizens.
    -- John Hancock

    #Country #Business #People

  • I congratulate you and my country on the singular favor of heaven in the peaceable and auspicious settlement of our government upon a Constitution formed by wisdom, and sanctified by the solemn choice of the people who are to live under it. May the Supreme ruler of the world be pleased to establish and perpetuate these new foundations of liberty and glory....Thank God, my country is saved and by the smile of Heaven I am a free and independant man.
    -- John Hancock

    #Country #Men #People

  • I shall look forward to a pleasant time.
    -- John Hancock

    #Looks #Famous Last Words #Last Words

  • Sensible of the importance of Christian piety and virtue to the order and happiness of a state, I cannot but earnestly commend to you every measure for their support and encouragement
    -- John Hancock

    #Christian #Encouragement #Order

  • In circumstances as dark as these, it becomes us, as Men and Christians, to reflect that whilst every prudent measure should be taken to ward off the impending judgments, ...at the same time all confidence must be withheld from the means we use; and reposed only on that God rules in the armies of Heaven, and without His whole blessing, the best human counsels are but foolishness.
    -- John Hancock

    #Christian #Taken #Mean

  • Let this sad tale of death never be told without a tear: let every parent tell the shameful story to his listening children, till tears of pity glisten in their eyes, or boiling passion shakes their tender frames.
    -- John Hancock

    #Children #Passion #Eye

  • Some boast of being friends to government; I am a friend to righteous government, to a government founded upon the principles of reason and justice; but I glory in publicly avowing my eternal enmity to tyranny.
    -- John Hancock

    #Government #Justice #Principles

  • ...that all may bow to the scepter of our Lord Jesus Christ and that the whole Earth may be filled with his glory.
    -- John Hancock

    #Bible #God #Religious

  • Though we are politically enemies, yet with regard to Science it is presumable we shall not dissent from the practice of civilized people in promoting it
    -- John Hancock

    #Practice #People #Enemy

  • I glory in publicly avowing my eternal enmity to tyranny.
    -- John Hancock

    #Enmity #Glory #Tyranny

  • The British ministry can read that name without spectacles; let them double their reward.
    -- John Hancock

    #Names #Ministry #Rewards

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