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John Hancock

Author: John Hancock Country:
Birth Date: 1737-08-04 Death Date: 1793-08-04
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"...we dread nothing but slavery. Death is the creature of a poltroon's brains; 'tis immortality to sacrifice ourselves for the salvation of our country. We fear not death. That gloomy night, the palefaced moon, and the affrighted stars that hurried through the sky, can witness that we fear not death. Our hearts which, at the recollection, glow with rage that four revolving years have scarcely taught us to restrain, can witness that we fear not death..."

Source: Boston Massacre Oration, March 5, 1774
Topic: Bravery/Courage Quotes
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