73 American Revolution Quotes from the American History

The American Revolution was a major event that happened in the late 18th century when 13 American colonies decided they didn’t want to be part of the British Empire anymore and this led to the formation of the United States.

This was a time of big changes and struggles from 1775 to 1783, ending with a big win for the Americans in a war in October 1781.

This happened after they formally said they wanted to be independent in 1776, with the Declaration of Independence.


There are many famous quotes from this time that capture the brave spirit and big changes of the Revolution.

These quotes tell the story of how a new country was born that would become very powerful.

This post will share some of these amazing quotes that show the importance of the American Revolution and how it changed history.

Top 10 American Revolution Quotes


For in my opinion, there was never a good war or a bad peace. ~ Benjamin Franklin.


The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. ~ Thomas Paine.


The American Revolution was a beginning, not a consummation. ~ Woodrow Wilson.


The cement of this union is the heart-blood of every American. ~ Thomas Jefferson.


Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages. ~ George Washington.


If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. ~ Thomas Paine.


I have not yet begun to fight. ~ John Paul Jones.


Where liberty dwells there is my country. ~ Unknown.


Don’t fire until you see the whites of their eyes. Then fire low. ~ Israel Putnam.


Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others. ~ Winston Churchill.

Famous American Revolution Quotes

Well, I am actually a daughter of the American Revolution. ~ Katie Pavlich.


Revolutions never go backward. ~ Wendell Phillips.

One of the most essential branches of English liberty is the freedom of one’s house. A man’s house is his castle. ~ James Otis.

These are the times that try men’s souls. ~ Thomas Paine.


One of the most essential branches of English liberty is the freedom of one’s house. A man’s house is his castle. ~ James Otis.

If you are ashamed to stand by your colors, you had better seek another flag. ~ Unknown.


In all their wars against the French they [the Americans] never showed such conduct, attention and perseverance as they do now. ~ Thomas Gage.

My patriotic heart beats red, white and blue. ~ Unknown.

I think the game will be pretty well up. ~ George Washington.


It’s not tyranny we desire; it’s a just, limited, federal government. ~ Alexander Hamilton.

Without the pen of Paine, the sword of Washington would have been wielded in vain. ~ John Adams.


National defense is one of the cardinal duties of a statesman. ~ Unknown.

Best American Revolution Quotes

The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. ~ Patrick Henry.

War is when the government tells you who the bad guy is. Revolution is when you decide that for yourself. ~ Benjamin Franklin.


Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it. ~ Tom Paine.

The end of democracy and the defeat of the American Revolution will occur when government falls into the hands of lending institutions and moneyed incorporation. ~ Thomas Jefferson.

I am determined to defend my rights and maintain my freedom or sell my life in the attempt. ~ Nathanael Greene.


Every revolution was first a thought in one man’s mind. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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Men love their country, not because it is great, but because it is their own. ~ Seneca.

I know of no way of judging the future but by the past. ~ Patrick Henry.


This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. ~ Elmer Davis.

When the American spirit was in its youth, the language of America was different: Liberty, sir, was the primary object. ~ Patrick Henry

Know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death. ~ Patrick Henry.


The duty of a patriot is to protect his country from his government. ~ Thomas Paine.

To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace. ~ Unknown.

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure. ~ Thomas Jefferson.


A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one. ~ Unknown.

Deep American Revolution Quotes

They who can give up essential Liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty not safety. ~ Benjamin Franklin.


Don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here. ~ John Parker.

Revolutions are not made by men in spectacles. ~ Unknown.

Remember, officers and soldiers that you are fighting for the blessings of liberty. ~ George Washington.


Patriotism is as much a virtue as justice, and is as necessary for the support of societies as natural affection is for the support of families. ~ Benjamin Rush.

Freedom is not a gift bestowed upon us by other men, but a right that belongs to us by the laws of God and nature. ~ Benjamin Franklin.

A great empire and little minds go ill together. ~ Edmund Burke.

Profound American Revolution Quotes

The house shakes. with the roar of the cannon. No sleep for me tonight. ~ George Washington.


If we don’t hang together, we’ll all hang separately. ~ Benjamin Franklin.

United we stand, divided we fall. ~ Unknown.

We fight, get beat, rise and fight again. ~ General Nathanael Greene.


The American war is over, but this is far from being the case with the American Revolution. ~ Benjamin Rush.

We need a revolution every 200 years, because all governments become stale and corrupt after 200 years. ~ Benjamin Franklin.

We have it in our power to begin the world over again. ~ Thomas Paine.

Thought-Provoking American Revolution Quotes


I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom. ~ Simone de Beauvoir.

Before the American Revolution there were frequent slave uprisings, and a lot of people would run away. ~ Edward Ball.

The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves. ~ George Washington.


Fear is the passion of slaves. ~ Patrick Henry.

The die is now cast; the colonies must either submit or triumph. we must not retreat. ~ King George III.

This day declare with the utmost sincerity, I do not think myself equal to the Command I am honored with. ~ George Washington.

Powerful American Revolution Quotes

A great revolution is never the fault of the people, but of the government. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.


We dare not forget that we are the heirs of that first revolution. ~ John F. Kennedy.

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. ~ John F. Kennedy.


Humanity has won its battle. Liberty now has a country. ~ Marquis De Lafayette.

We began a contest for liberty ill provided with the means for the war, relying on our patriotism to supply the deficiency. We expected to encounter many wants and distressed.we must bear the present evils and fortitude. ~ George Washington.

Where liberty dwells, there is my country. ~ Benjamin Franklin.

Strong American Revolution Quotes

The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive. ~ Thomas Jefferson.


Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind! ~ George Washington.

I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country. ~ Nathan Hale.

If the cause is advanced, indifferent is it to me where or in what quarter it happens. ~ George Washington.


A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one. ~ Alexander Hamilton.

A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats. ~ Benjamin Franklin.

We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately. ~ Benjamin Franklin.

So these were the 73 top quotes about American Revolution.

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