Your search for "rights of all mankind" returned 100 results from 28 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
George Washington:"We must... make the best of mankind as they are, since we cannot have them as we wish."source: To Phillip Schuyler, December 24, 1775.human nature
Alexander Hamilton:"One great error is that we suppose mankind more honest than they are."source: At the Constitutional Convention, June 22, 1787.honesty
Samuel Adams:"The truth is, all might be free if they valued freedom, and defended it as they ought."source: Article in the Boston Gazette, October 14, 1771.freedom, defense
Thomas Jefferson:"The only security of all is in a free press."source: Letter to Marquis de Lafayette, 1823.right of speech, free press, news, internet

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