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Quotes From 9 Revolutionary Leaders

Seven men offer their advice from the Revolutionary time period of America. These leaders founded our country with their blood and their perseverance. Quotes from these men

From the beginning of time, we can learn from leaders. They offer great wisdom in their actions and the comments stated. Take a few minutes to see what some American Revolution men say.


George Washington:

Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company.

Patrick Henry:

I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death.

Benjamin Franklin:

The heart of a fool is in his mouth but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.

Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox:

Promises that you make to yourself are often like the Japanese plum tree - they bear no fruit.

Martha Washington:

I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.

John Witherspoon:

That religion which God requires, and will accept, does not consist in weak, dull, lifeless wishes, raising but a little above a state of indifference. God in His Word, greatly insists upon it, that we be in good earnest, fervent in spirit, and our hearts vigorously engaged in mercies.

John Paul Jones:

Whoever can surprise well must conquer.

John Adams:

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting poetry music architecture statuary tapestry and porcelain.

James Madison:

If men were angels; no government would be necessary.


When we look at the words of those Americans who founded our country, we can learn from their lives as leaders. They had a broader picture of America's destination, than just politics. They believed that a successful nation founded on religion and morality will ensure future generations to be free.

Training our children to lead and maintain our freedom is essential for America. Are you raising your children to follow or lead our country as a free nation?

Submitted by:

Kerry Beck

Kerry Beck, author of Raising Leaders, Not Followers, encourages parents to train children to be leaders who rule wisely. Get here free report, Leadership Education in the Homeschool Curriculum at http://www.CurriculumConnection.net/leaders.htm


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