Joseph Warren quotes

  • Our country is in danger, but not to be despaired of. Our enemies are numerous and powerful; but we have many friends, determining to be free, and heaven and earth will aid the resolution. On you depend the fortunes of America. You are to decide the important question, on which rest the happiness and liberty of millions yet unborn. Act worthy of yourselves.
    -- Joseph Warren

    #Country #Powerful #America

  • Nevertheless, to the persecution and tyranny of his cruel ministry we will not tamely submit - appealing to Heaven for the justice of our cause, we determine to die or be free . . . .
    -- Joseph Warren

    #Justice #Heaven #Causes

  • Let us prefer the lonely cottage, while blest with liberty, to gilded palaces, surrounded with the ensigns of slavery.
    -- Joseph Warren

    #Lonely #Liberty #Cottages

  • May our land be a land of liberty, the seat of virtue, the asylum of the oppressed, a name and a praise in the whole Earth, until the last shock of time shall bury the empires of the whole world in one common undistinguished ruin!
    -- Joseph Warren

    #Land #Names #Liberty

  • Stain not the glory of your worthy ancestors, but like them resolve never to part with your birthright; be wise in your deliberations, and determined in your exertions for the preservation of your liberties. Fllow not the dictates of passion, but enlist yourselves under the sacred banner of reason; use every method in your power to secure your rights.
    -- Joseph Warren

    #Wise #Passion #Rights

  • Mathematicians use intuition, conjecture and guesswork all the time except when they are in the classroom.
    -- Joseph Warren

    #Time #Intuition #Use

  • Has the grim savage rushed again from the wilderness? Or does some fiend... twang her deadly arrows at our breast? No, none of these: it is the hand of Britain that inflicts the wound.
    -- Joseph Warren

    #Hands #Arrows #Doe

  • That man is formed for social life is an observation which, upon our first inquiry, presents itself immediately to our view, and our reason approves that wise and generous principle which actuated the first founders of civil government, an institution which hat its origin in the weakness of individuals, and hath for its end the strength and security of all; and so long as the means of effecting this important end are thoroughly known and religiously attended to government is one of the richest blessings to mankind, and ought to be held in the highest veneration
    -- Joseph Warren

    #Wise #Mean #Patriotic

  • And it is undeniably true that the greatest and most important right of a British subject is that he shall be governed by no laws but those to which he, either in person or by his representatives, hath given his consent; and this, I will venture to assert, is the great basis of British freedom; it is interwoven with the Constitution, and whenever this is lost, the Constitution must be destroyed.
    -- Joseph Warren

    #Patriotic #Law #Important

  • I think in this country we're committed to developing plays, and many plays I've seen have been rewritten too much. The scenes are tight, the play ends at the right time, you know exactly what the scene is about, but it seems flat; you can almost see that too many hands have been on the play. The individual voice is gone.

  • Josh: So, Toby, it’s election night. What do you say about a country that goes out of its way to protect even those citizens that try to destroy it? Toby: God bless America.

  • A hero would die for his country, but he'd much rather live for it.

  • Fifty-seven countries in the world, a third of the United Nations, do not recognize Israel. In a way, I think North Korea has better international relations than Israel.

  • I think the names of colors are at the edge, between where language fails and where it's at its most powerful.

  • We need to move beyond the demonisation of overpaid traders ... In finance and economics, ill-designed policy is a more powerful force for harm than individual greed or error.

  • The single most powerful element of youth is that you don't have the life experiences to know what can't be done.

  • If you're powerful, you are much more likely to be blind and deaf to signals from outside.

  • America didn’t bypass or escape civilization. It did something far more profound, far cleverer: it simply changed what civilization could be.

  • All that harms labor is treason to America.

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