Humanity has won its suit and liberty will never more want an asylum.
As quoted in Journal of Proceedings and Addresses (1891) by National Educational Association, p. 107
I read, I study, I examine, I listen, I reflect, and out of all of this I try to form an idea into which I put as much common sense as I can. I shall not speak much for fear of saying foolish things; I will risk still less for fear of doing them, for I am not disposed to abuse the confidence which they have deigned to show me. Such is the conduct which until now I have followed and will follow.Lafayette, Gilbert Du Motier, Marquis De
Humanity has gained its suit; Liberty will nevermore be without an asylum.Lafayette, Gilbert Du Motier, Marquis De
Humanity has won its battle. Liberty now has a country.Lafayette, Gilbert Du Motier, Marquis De
When the government violates the people's rights, insurrection is, for the people and for each portion of the people, the most sacred of the rights and the most indispensable of duties.Lafayette, Gilbert Du Motier, Marquis De
True republicanism is the sovereignty of the people. There are natural and imprescriptible rights which an entire nation has no right to violate, just as national sovereignty is above the secondary agreements of the government.Lafayette, Gilbert Du Motier, Marquis De
Liberty consists in the freedom to do everything which injures no one else; hence the exercise of the natural rights of each man has no limits except those which assure to the other members of the society the enjoyment of the same rights.Lafayette, Gilbert Du Motier, Marquis De
If the liberties of the American people are ever destroyed, they will fall by the hands of the Romish clergy.Lafayette, Gilbert Du Motier, Marquis De
He devoted himself, his life, his fortune, his hereditary honors, his towering ambition, his splendid hopes, all to the cause of liberty. He came to another hemisphere to defend her. He became one of the most effective champions of our Independence; but, that once achieved, he returned to his own country, and thenceforward took no part in the controversies which have divided us.Lafayette, Gilbert Du Motier, Marquis De
Till the hour when the trump of the Archangel shall sound to announce that Time shall be no more, the name of Lafayette shall stand enrolled upon the annals of our race, high on the list of the pure and disinterested benefactors of mankind.Lafayette, Gilbert Du Motier, Marquis De
Lafayette valued reputation and glory, but cared little for the power that generally results from them. Having one day been asked who was in his opinion the greatest man of this age: "In my idea," replied he, "General Washington is the greatest man, for I look upon him as the most virtuous."Lafayette, Gilbert Du Motier, Marquis De
No one deserves more than he the esteem which he enjoys here. He is a prodigy for his age, full of courage, spirit, judgment, good manners, feelings of generosity and of zeal for the cause of liberty on this continent.Lafayette, Gilbert Du Motier, Marquis De
Lafayette is a young man of royal birth, with liberal politics and what Jefferson later called "a canine appetite for fame." Someone said he was "a statue in search of a pedestal." But he was intoxicated with, [had] a rather theoretical love of, liberty. It was theoretical because liberty wasn't known to many Europeans. [Lafayette] was a great romantic and he fell in love with America, the concept of America that the French had. This wild new world where you could start the world over, to use Tom Paine's phrase.Lafayette, Gilbert Du Motier, Marquis De
Lafayette, nous voilà!Lafayette, Gilbert Du Motier, Marquis De
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