Historic Americans and the Things They Say

In contrast to all the back-biting in today’s electoral landscape, we thought it would be good to celebrate some of our history with quotes that can and should be embraced by left, right and center alike. Remember that these now venerated hero’s of American history also had their detractors in their day and that only over time can history truly judge.  

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“Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” is considered by some as part of one of the most well crafted, influential sentences in the history of the English language. Get it at Chop Shop.

 

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It was just a week after signing a treaty that ended the Revolutionary War when America’s only true cosmopolitan personality got real, saying: “There was never a good war or a bad peace”. Get it at Chop Shop.

 

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During his engagement with HMS Serapis, Jones uttered, the legendary reply to a taunt about surrender from the British captain: “I have not yet begun to fight!”. Get it at Chop Shop.

 

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Although there is some controversy over whether of not Lincoln was the true originator of the quote, there is ample evidence that he had on several occasions been quoted as stating, “You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time”. Even if it was not his, it is the classic Abe humor. Get it at Chop Shop.

 

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