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“A perpetual jealousy respecting liberty is absolutely requisite in all free states."
"Confidence is everywhere the parent of despotism.”
“Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.”
(Attributed to) Patrick Henry.
"A man's country is not a certain area of land, but it is a principle, and patriotism is loyalty to that principle."
George William Curtis.
"Republics exist only on tenure of being agitated.”
"M. Guizot: How long, Mr. Lowell, will your republic last?
“Mr. Lowell: It will last, Sir, as long as the ideas of the men who founded it.”
"It is not thus [by arms that the liberty of this country is to be destroyed. It is to be subverted only by a pretense of adhering to all the forms of law and yet by breaking down all the substance of our liberties."
"The principles of Jefferson are the definitions and axioms of free society.”
AN ANTHOLOGY OF STRIKING AND SIGNIFICANT
AND LEADERS FROM 1619 TO 1924
Compiled and with an Introduction by
JESSE LEE BENNETT
"How is the spirit of a free
THE ESSENTIAL AMERICAN TRADITION