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Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: First a right to life, secondly to liberty, and thirdly to property; together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can.


Samuel Adams

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SAMUEL JOHNSON
Fraud and falsehood only dread examination. Truth invites it.
SAMUEL JOHNSON
Without economy none can be rich, and with it few will be poor.
SAMUEL JOHNSON
A man would rather have a hundred lies told of him than one truth which he does not wish should be k...
SAMUEL JOHNSON
If a madman were to come into this room with a stick in his hand, no doubt we should pity the state ...
SAMUEL JOHNSON
Fanatical religion driven to a certain point is almost as bad as none at all, but not quite.
SAMUEL JOHNSON
I wish there were some cure, like the lover's leap, for all heads of which some single idea has obt...
SAMUEL JOHNSON
Getting money is not all a man's business: to cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business ...
SAMUEL JOHNSON
A peasant and a philosopher may be equally satisfied, but not equally happy. Happiness consists in t...
SAMUEL JOHNSON
I don't want any yes-men around me. I want everybody to tell me the truth even if it costs them thei...
SAMUEL GOLDWYN
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist ought to have his head examined.
SAMUEL GOLDWYN
He who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
SAMUEL SMILES
Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily attai...
SAMUEL JOHNSON
All philosophies, if you ride them, are nonsense, but some are greater nonsense than others.
SAMUEL BUTLER
Silence propagates itself, and the longer talk has been suspended, the more difficult it is to find ...
SAMUEL JOHNSON
The drama's laws, the drama's patrons give, for we that live to please, must please to live.
SAMUEL JOHNSON
The fact is, it seems, that the most you can hope is to be a little less, in the end, the creature y...
SAMUEL BECKETT
Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness.
SAMUEL BECKETT
Ever tried? Ever failed? No Matter, try again, fail again, Fail better.
SAMUEL BECKETT
I want everyone to tell me the truth, even if it costs him his job.
SAMUEL GOLDWYN
It is easy to be tolerant of the principles of other people if you have none of your own.
HERBERT SAMUEL
There is nothing so unthinkable as thought, unless it be the entire absence of thought.
SAMUEL BUTLER
Worth seeing? Yes; but not worth going to see.
SAMUEL JOHNSON
He is no wise man who will quit a certainty for an uncertainty.
SAMUEL JOHNSON
Every other enjoyment malice may destroy; every other panegyric envy may withhold; but no human powe...
SAMUEL JOHNSON
The virtue of some people consists wholly in condemning the vices in others.
HERBERT SAMUEL
No government power can be abused long. Mankind will not bear it. There is a remedy in human nature ...
SAMUEL JOHNSON
Every man's work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, i...
SAMUEL BUTLER
Every other author may aspire to praise; the lexicographer can only hope to escape reproach, and eve...
SAMUEL JOHNSON
Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind; it is not a matter of rosy cheeks, red lips and ...
SAMUEL ULLMAN
Our brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.
SAMUEL JOHNSON
When I was as you are now, towering in the confidence of twenty-one, little did I suspect that I sho...
SAMUEL JOHNSON
It is the doom of laziness and gluttony to be inactive without ease, and drowsy without tranquility.
SAMUEL JOHNSON
It is possible that the scrupulously honest man may not grow rich so fast as the unscrupulous and di...
SAMUEL SMILES
Patriotism having become one of our topicks, Johnson suddenly uttered, in a strong determined tone, ...
SAMUEL JOHNSON
No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into jail; for being in a ship is ...
SAMUEL JOHNSON