Henry Knox quotes

  • Something is wanting, and something must be done, or we shall be involved in all the horror of failure, and civil war without a prospect of its termination.
    -- Henry Knox

    #War #Failure #Done

  • Men at a distance, who have admired our systems of government unfounded in nature, are apt to accuse the rulers, and say that taxes have been assessed too high and collected too rigidly.
    -- Henry Knox

    #Distance #Men #Taxes

  • That taxes may be the ostensible cause is true, but that they are the true cause is as far remote from truth as light from darkness.
    -- Henry Knox

    #Light #Darkness #May

  • The eyes of all America are upon us, as we play our part posterity will bless or curse us.
    -- Henry Knox

    #Eye #Play #America

  • We imagined that the mildness of our government and the wishes of the people were so correspondent that we were not as other nations, requiring brutal force to support the laws.
    -- Henry Knox

    #Government #Law #People

  • For God's sake, take care of your men. If they fire, they die!
    -- Henry Knox

    #Men #Fire #Care

  • The powers of Congress are totally inadequate to preserve the balance between the respective States, and oblige them to do those things which are essential for their own welfare or for the general good.
    -- Henry Knox

    #Balance #Essentials #Welfare

  • Every friend to the liberty of his country is bound to reflect, and step forward to prevent the dreadful consequences which shall result from a government of events.
    -- Henry Knox

    #Country #Government #Liberty

  • Having proceeded to this length, for which they are now ripe, we shall have a formidable rebellion against reason, the principle of all government, and against the very name of liberty.
    -- Henry Knox

    #Government #Uprising #Names

  • First, I think it proper to express my unshaken opinion of the immortality of my soul or mind; and to dedicate and devote the same to the supreme head of the Universe - to that great and tremendous Jehovah, - Who created the universal frame of nature, worlds, and systems in number infinite . . . To this awfully sublime Being do I resign my spirit with unlimited confidence of His mercy and protection . . .
    -- Henry Knox

    #Thinking #Numbers #Soul

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