Quotes of Federalists

The Founder's Thoughts
"Statesmen my dear Sir, may plan and speculate for Liberty, but it is Religion and Morality alone, which can establish the Principles upon which Freedom can securely stand. ... The only foundation of a free Constitution is pure Virtue, and if this cannot be inspired into our People, in a great Measure, than they have it now, They may change their Rulers, and the forms of Government, but they will not obtain a lasting Liberty." --
John Adams
"They define a republic to be a government of laws, and not of men." --John Adams
"Let the pulpit resound with the doctrine and sentiments of religious liberty. Let us hear of the dignity of man's nature, and the noble rank he holds among the works of God. ... Let it be known that...liberties are not the grants of princes and parliaments." --John Adams
"Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom." --John Adams
"Religion in a Family is at once its brightest Ornament & its best Security." --Samuel Adams
"If Virtue & Knowledge are diffused among the People, they will never be enslaved.  This will be their great Security." --Samuel Adams
"The public cannot be too curious concerning the characters of public men." --Samuel Adams
"Work as if you were to live 100 Years, Pray as if you were to die Tomorrow." --Benjamin Franklin
"They that can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." -- Benjamin Franklin
"That wise Men have in all Ages thought Government necessary for the Good of Mankind; and, that wise Governments have always thought Religion necessary for the well ordering and well-being of Society, and accordingly have been ever careful to encourage and protect the Ministers of it, paying them the highest publick Honours, that their Doctrines might thereby meet with the greater Respect among...