The Founding Fathers were a group of men who helped shape the destiny of the United States of America. They were participants in the American Revolutionary War, signed the Declaration of Independence, and helped frame the Constitution. Here are a few of their best quotes that have inspired freedom and liberty for generations.

“Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!”
by George Washington

“Energy and persistence conquer all things.”
by Benjamin Franklin

“If you would persuade, you must appeal to interest rather than intellect.”
by Benjamin Franklin

“Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.”
by: Thomas Jefferson

“All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.”
by: Thomas Jefferson

“Power must never be trusted without a check.”
by John Adams

“Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives.”
by John Adams

“If men were angels, no government would be necessary.”
by James Madison

“The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty.”
by James Madison

“The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.”
by Thomas Jefferson