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Quote 1425 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1425 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1425 And liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people, who have a right, from the frame of nature, to knowledge, as their great Creator, who does nothing in van, has given them understanding and a desire to know; but besides this, they have a right, an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible, divine right to the most dreaded and envied kind of knowledge, I mean, of the characters and conduct of their rulers.

John Adams: Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law - 1765
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Quote 1431 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1431 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1431 The blessings of knowledge can be extended to the poor and laboring part of the community only by means of free schools. ... To a people enlightened in the principles of liberty and Christianity , arguments, it is to be hoped, will be unnecessary to persuade them to adopt these necessary and useful institutions.

Benjamin Rush: to The Citizens of Philadelphia, March 28, 1787
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Quote 1440 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1440 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1440 The natural liberty of man, by entering into society, is abridged or restrained, so far only as is necessary for the great end of society, the best good of the whole.

Samuel Adams: The Rights of the Colonists - Nov 20, 1772

Quote 1441 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1441 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1441 The absolute rights of Englishmen and all freemen, in or out of civil society, are principally personal security, personal liberty, and private property.

Samuel Adams: The Rights of the Colonists - Nov 20, 1772

Quote 1445 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1445 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1445 But when you consider that e are petitioning and dressing the august body the great legislative of the empire for redress and grievances; that in order to point out those grievances it was likewise necessary to set forth the Liberty we have, and out to Enjoy, (as free born Englishmen) according to the British Constitution.


Quote 1451 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1451 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1451 A diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty.


Quote 1452 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1452 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1452 Political contests are necessary sometimes, as well as military, to afford exercise and practice, and to instruct in the art of defending liberty and property.

James Madison: to William Bradford, Jr. Jan, 214, 1774
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