Your search for "administration or rights" returned 100 results from 26 Founders.
Thomas Jefferson:"I believe the Indian to be in body and mind equal to the white man."source: Letter to Francois Jean de Beauvoir, June 7, 1785.native americans, race, civil rights
Thomas Paine:"It is impossible to conquer a nation determined to be free!"source: Letter to the People of France, 1792.freedom, rights, determination, liberty
Benjamin Franklin:"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety!"source: Reva Marx Wadsworth. "American Constitution: Made Easy." AMCE. 1991. pg v.liberty, security, rights, temporary safety, deserve
Samuel Adams:"The true patriot therefore, will enquire into the causes of the fears and jealousies of his countrymen; and if he finds they are not groundless, he will be far from endeavoring to allay or stifle them: On the contrary, constrain'd by the Amor Patriae and from public views, he will by all proper means in his power foment and cherish them: He will, as far as he is able, keep the attention of this fellow citizens awake to their grievances; and not suffer them to be at rest, till the causes of their just complaints are removed. --At such a time Philanthrop's Patriot [a King's man] may be "very cautious of charging the want of ability or integrity to those with whom any of the powers of government are entrusted": But the true patriot, will constantly be jealous of those very men: Knowing that power, especially in times of corruption, makes men wanton; that it intoxicates the mind; and unless those with whom it is entrusted, are carefully watched, such is the weakness or the perverseness of human nature, they will be apt to domineer over the people, instead of governing them, according to the known laws of the state, to which alone they have submitted. If he finds, upon the best enquiry, the want of ability or integrity; that is, an ignorance of, or a disposition to depart from, the constitution, which is the measure and rule of government & submission, he will point them out, and loudly proclaim them: He will stir up the people, incessantly to complain of such men, till they are either reform'd, or remov'd from that sacred trust, which it is dangerous for them any longer to hold. "source: Essay in the Boston Gazette, 1771.patriotism, truth, corruption, power, power of free speech, removal from office
Patrick Henry:"Is life so dear, or peaceful so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!"source: Speech at the Virginia Convention (There is some question whether Henry ever used these words, which were first reported five decades later by his biographer William Wirt.) March 23, 1775.liberty, slavery, sacrifice, freedom
William Penn:"Do good with what thou hast, or it will do thee no good."source: Some Fruits of Solitude, 1693.charity, benevolence
Thomas Jefferson:"He is happiest of whom the world says least, good or bad."source: To John Adams, August 27, 1786modesty, gossip, hearsay, happiness

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