Declaration of Independence Quotes

I have never had a feeling, politically, that did not spring from the sentiments embodied in the Declaration of Independence… I have often inquired of myself what great principle or idea it was that kept this Confederacy so long together. It was not the mere separation of the colonies from the motherland, but that sentiment […]

The Declaration of Independence was formed by the representatives of American liberty from thirteen states… Now, my countrymen, if you have been taught doctrines which conflict with the great landmarks of the Declaration of Independence, if you have listened to suggestion which would take from its grandeur, and mutilate the symmetry of its proportions… let […]

Yesterday, the greatest question was decided which ever was debated in America; and a greater perhaps never was, nor will be, decided among men. A resolution was passed without one dissenting colony, that those United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States.

The die was now cast; I had passed the Rubicon. Sink or swim, lie or die, survive or perish with my country, was my unalterable determination. (After deciding to cast his vote for the adoption of the Declaration of Independence)