Revolutionary War Quotes

Revolutionary War Quotes by Tucker Max, Nathan Hale, Nathanael Greene, Benjamin Franklin, Stephen Ambrose, George Washington and many others.

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Tucker Max
I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.
Nathan Hale
We fight, get beat, rise, and fight again.
Nathanael Greene
[It was] the poverty caused by the bad influence of the English bankers on the Parliament which has caused in the colonies hatred of the English and . . . the Revolutionary War.
Benjamin Franklin
Winning the Revolutionary War, or the Civil War, or World War II were the turning points in our history, the sine qua non of our forward progress.
Stephen Ambrose
I am determined to defend my rights and maintain my freedom or sell my life in the attempt.
Nathanael Greene
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few.
George Washington
Writing for a newspaper is like running a revolutionary war. You go to battle not when you are ready, but when action offers itself.
Norman Mailer
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
George Washington
Revolutionary war is an antitoxin which not only eliminates the enemy’s poison but also purges us of our own filth.
Mao Zedong
True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.
George Washington
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Thomas Jefferson
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
John F. Kennedy
My first direct encounter with the military was when I joined ROTC as a graduate student, although my father, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps, can trace the military service in our family all the way back to the Revolutionary War.
Tammy Duckworth
During the darkest days of the Revolutionary War, the Continental Congress and George Washington – I call him the first George W. – (laughter and applause) – urged citizens to pray and to give thanks and to ask for God’s protection.
James Monroe
I descend from both Philadelphia Quakers and Carolina colonists whose families were separated by the Revolutionary War. That helped give me insight into the agony of Patriots who, until the British government denied their claims, had always, like Ben Franklin himself, thought of themselves as free-born Englishmen.
Edward Rutherfurd
Many, many people of the Revolutionary generation, the generation that fought in the Revolutionary War, understood that slavery was somehow in contradiction to what America was saying it was. And many of those folks also, at the very least, gave land to African Americans when they were liberated.
Ta-Nehisi Coates
Revisiting the Revolutionary War is a bracing reminder that the fate of a continent, and the shape of the modern world, turned on the free choices of remarkably few Americans defying an empire.
George Will
More than two decades later, it is hard to imagine the Revolutionary War coming out any other way.
George W. Bush
The American idea my ancestors fought for during the Revolutionary War is as exciting and revolutionary today as it was 250 years ago.
Madison Cawthorn
The only path to the final defeat of imperialism and the building of socialism is revolutionary war.
Bill Ayers
In all their wars against the French they [the Americans] never showed such conduct, attention and perseverance as they do now.
Thomas Gage
If the Founding Fathers and other patriots who fought during the Revolutionary War could see the United States today, I believe they would be proud of the path that the thirteen colonies, now fifty strong states, have taken since then.
John Linder
The rich are only defeated when running for their lives.
C. L. R. James
Let us therefore rely on the goodness of the cause, and the aid of the supreme Being, in whose hands victory is, to animate and encourage us to great and noble actions.
George Washington
The revolutionary war is a war of the masses; it can be waged only by mobilizing the masses and relying on them.
Mao Zedong
The United States established itself as a trustworthy new nation in its first two decades after the Revolutionary War by paying its debts, even when many in the country believed it had no obligation to do so. Alexander Hamilton, the founder of this newspaper, insisted on it.
John Podhoretz
Before the Civil War, the Southern states were selling a lot of cotton to England and didn’t seem to mind British occupation. By and large, the Revolutionary War wasn’t at all great for business.
Henry Rollins
I don’t know if you’ve ever been to England, but as soon as they find out you’re from America, they hate you. They just think they’re more sophisticated than we are. They’re so pissed at us. You know what it is? They’re mad because they lost the Revolutionary War, and they should be because there was only like nine of us.
Jay Mohr
As soon as I moved to Princeton in 1978, I became fascinated by local history, much of it Revolutionary War-era; and I became fascinated by the presidency of Woodrow Wilson at Princeton University.
Joyce Carol Oates