Inspiration From 1775

January 19, 2012 |  by

Excerpt from a speech to Revolutionary War soldiers. Translates strangely well as a 2012 motivational piece.

Replace tyranny with apathy or sleep (if necessary).

Never was a cause more important or glorious than that which you are engaged in. Not only your wives, your children, and distant posterity, but humanity at large, the world of mankind, are interested in it; for if tyranny should prevail in this great Country, we may expect liberty will expire through the world; therefore, more human glory and happiness may depend upon your exertions than ever yet depended upon any of the sons of men.


Cambridge, November 24, 1775.



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