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The Declaration of Independence Quotes

21 of the best book quotes from The Declaration of Independence
  1. #1
    “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness…”
  2. #2
    “When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another…a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.”
  3. #3
    “For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent”
  4. #4
    “We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America…solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States”
  5. #5
    “For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever”
  6. #6
    “He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures”
  7. #7
    “They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.”
  1. #8
    “For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury”
  2. #9
    “But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”
  3. #10
    “Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government”
  4. #11
    “…whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”
  5. #12
    He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
  6. #13
    “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights…”
  7. #14
    “…as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do.”

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  1. #15
    “In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury.”
  2. #16
    “We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations…They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity”
  3. #17
    “He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people”
  4. #18
    “And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor”
  5. #19
    “The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States”
  6. #20
    “A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people”
  7. #21
    “Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes…”
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