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Revolutionary Leaders Quotes

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:

Let your hand feel for the afflictions and distresses of everyone and let your hand give in proportion to your purse: remembering always the estimation of the widow's mite that it is not everyone that asketh that deserveth charity; all however are worthy of the inquiry or the deserving may suffer. This is the mettle of character.

Patrick Henry:

Books and friends should be few but good.

Benjamin Franklin:

A lie stands on one leg; truth on two.

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:

If fear is cultivated it will become stronger if faith is cultivated it will achieve mastery.

John Adams:

Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom.

James Madison:

If men were angels; no government would be necessary.


What can you learn from the quotes of these revolutionary leaders? These men in leadership show us that religion and morality are important to keep our nation free. Leaders of today should learn the lessons from the past if they want to keep our freedom.

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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