Samuel Adams was an american statesman, political philosopher, and one of the founding fathers of the United States.

Quotes by Samuel Adams:

If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom — go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen!

Speech, State House of Pennsylvania, August 1, 1776.

Encroachments on the peoples’ liberties are not generally made all at once, but so gradually as hardly to be perceived by the less watchful.

Samuel Adams, 1777.