American Revolution Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old american revolution quotes, american revolution sayings, and american revolution proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.     

John Quincy Adams

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

Benjamin Rush

So far as the economic condition of society and the general mode of living and thinking were concerned, I might claim to have lived in the time of the American Revolution.     

Simon Newcomb

The American Revolution was a beginning, not a consummation.     

Woodrow Wilson

The progress of the American Revolution has been so rapid and such the alteration of manners, the blending of characters, and the new train of ideas that almost universally prevail, that the principles which animated to the noblest exertions have been nearly annihilated.     

Mercy Otis Warren

The American Revolution was sparked by a series of taxes and tariffs on tea. More recently, the Thatcher and Reagan 'revolutions' were rooted in overturning the status quo - excessive taxation - to empower the individual and encourage a free society and prosperous economy.     

Priti Patel

The American Revolution and Declaration of Independence, it has often been argued, were fueled by the most radical of all American political ideas.     

Carl Bernstein

It's worth noting that at the time of the American Revolution, no sane person would have given two cents for its success.      

Diana Gabaldon

But what do we mean by the American Revolution? Do we mean the American war? The Revolution was effected before the war commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments, of their duties and obligations ... This radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people was the real American Revolution.     

John Adams

There are no words to express the extraordinary strength and character of this breed of people we call American. They are the kind of men and women Tom Paine had in mind when he wrote, during the darkest days of the American Revolution, we have it in our power to begin the world over again.     

Ronald Reagan

The American Revolution was the grand operation, which seemed to be assigned by the Deity to the men of this age in our country, over and above the common duties of life.     

Patrick Henry

Divine right went out with the American Revolution and doesn't belong to the White House aides. What meat do they eat that makes them grow so great?     

Sam Ervin

The American revolutionaries believed in the power of the word. But they had only word of mouth and the printing press. We have the Internet.     

Robert Darnton