"Freedom may come quickly in robes of peace,
or after ages of conflict and war;
but come it will, and abide it will,
so long as the principles by which
it was acquired are held sacred."
(1794-1865) American politician and educator from Massachusetts. US Representative, US Senator, 15th Governor of Massachusetts, Minister to Great Britain, US Secretary of State, professor and president of Harvard
Orations and Speeches. Address, Aug. 25, 1835. Before the Literary Societies of Amherst College.