"He therefore is the truest friend to the liberty of his country
who tries most to promote its virtue, and who,
so far as his power and influence extend,
will not suffer a man to be chosen
into any office of power and trust
who is not a wise and virtuous man...
The sum of all is, if we would most truly enjoy this gift of Heaven,
let us become a virtuous people."
Samuel Adams (more quotes by Samuel Adams or books by/about Samuel Adams)
(1722-1803), was known as the "Father of the American Revolution."
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