Saturday, October 04, 2008

Quotes ~ Samuel Adams on Virtues II

"No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued,
when knowledge is diffusd and Virtue is preservd.
On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant,
and debauchd in their Manners,
they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders."

-- Samuel Adams (letter to James Warren, 4 November 1775)


AirmanMom said...

How come they were so smart back in 1775? What happened over the years?

~AirmanMom returning to her blog...

Buck said...

I agree with AirmanMom... Wha' Happened? (Which is a rhetorical question, coz we KNOW what the answer is...)