Liberty Letters Quote of the Day, John Adams
Liberty, that has been compelled to skulk about in Corners of the Earth, and been everlastingly persecuted by the great, the rich, the noble, the reverend, the proud, the lazy, the ambitious, avaricious, and revengeful, who have from the beginning constituted almost all of the sons of Adam. Liberty, that complication of real honor, piety, virtue, dignity, and glory, which has never been enjoyed, in its full perfection, by more than ten or twelve millions of men at any time, since the Creation, will reign in America, over hundreds and thousands of millions at a time.
Source: John Adams, 1765.
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