"Duty is ours; results are God's."
— President John Quincy Adams
"Statesmen, my dear Sir, may plan and speculate for liberty, but it is Religion and Morality alone, which can establish the Principles upon which Freedom can securely stand."
— John Adams, 1776
"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters."
— Benjamin Franklin, 1787