Declaration Of Independence Quotes

Declaration Of Independence Quotes by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, John Eliot, Thomas Jefferson, P. J. O’Rourke, Will Durant, Daniel Fried and many others.

We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men a

We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Elevated levels of confidence are omnipresent among history’s greatest overachievers. Benjamin Franklin, one of the most famous men in the world even before he signed the Declaration of Independence once lamented about humility, “I cannot boast of much success in acquiring the reality of this virtue.”
John Eliot
The Declaration of Independence . . . [is the] declaratory charter of our rights, and the rights of man.
Thomas Jefferson
There are twenty-seven specific complaints against the British Crown set forth in the Declaration of Independence. To modern ears they still sound reasonable. They still sound reasonable, in large part, because so many of them can be leveled against the federal government of the United States.
P. J. O’Rourke
Nature has never read the Declaration of Independence. It continues to make us unequal.
Will Durant
Lincoln is quoted more often than he’s understood, and he understood that the founding principle of our nation is, in fact, the Declaration of Independence.
Daniel Fried
America is the only nation in the world that is founded on creed. That creed is set forth with dogmatic and even theological lucidity in the Declaration of Independence; perhaps the only piece of practical politics that is also theoretical politics and also great literature.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
The Declaration of Independence, the words that launched our nation — 1,300 words. The Bible, the word of God — 773,000 words. The Tax Code, the words of politicians — 7,000,000 words — and growing!
Steve Forbes
. . . is it to be understood that the principles of the Declaration of Independence bear no relation to half of the human race?
Harriet Martineau
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Thomas Jefferson
Robert Treat Paine was a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Treat Williams
May it be to the world… to assume the blessings and security of self-government.
Thomas Jefferson
I have never had a feeling, politically, that did not spring from the Declaration of Independence that all should have an equal chance. This is the sentiment embodied in the Declaration of Independence, I would rather be assassinated on this spot than surrender it.
Abraham Lincoln
The Declaration of Independence was always our vision of who we wanted to be, our ideal of freedom and justice, how we were going to be different, and what the American experiment was going to be about.
Marian Wright Edelman
But Aristotle’s philosophy was the intellect’s Declaration of Independence.
Ayn Rand
Here we are signing autographs for people who essentially know know how to write their name and are functionally literate. But if you cease to teach cursive writing, how does one know how to, I don’t know, replicate the Declaration of Independence? Or the orations of Cicero? Is it just going to be on the internet?
Peter Weller
I think [John] Adams was correct when he said that his May resolutions were “an Epocha, a decisive Event,” and tantamount to a declaration of independence.
Gordon S. Wood