“ The greatest ability in business is to get along with others and to influence their actions.”
I chose this quote because it shows ingenious business strategy and competence. He was a good business man, which in turn can make a good leader. He had experience in dealing with people and money and was able to make decisions based on the people affected.
". . .In defence of the freedom that is our birthright. . .we have taken up arms. We shall lay them down when hostilities shall cease on the part of the agressors, and all danger of their being renewed shall be removed, and not before.”
I chose this quote because it shows England that the colonies wont give in to them. It show the determination and will of our founders. It also shows the devotion that John Hancock had for the colonies. They will fight for what they believe until there is no more reason to fight.
"I conjure you, by all that is dear, by all that is honorable, by all that is sacred, not only that ye pray but that ye act."
I chose this qoute because it shows that Hancock believed that politicians with a Christian foundation made better political and military decisions. He believes that Christianity led to higher moral standards and values, which are vital when making important decisions.
By saying this he inspired those around him to rally for their young country. It helped people see that the whole is more important than the parts. He believed that all must unite to achieve independence. Henry felt that all states must come together for the sake of freedom.
This quote means that nobody will know what tomorrow will bring, but if we learn from past mistakes we can look forward to a bright future. This shows that Henry understood that if we continue to make the same mistakes, we will continue to face the same problems. He wanted to start the new country by looking toward the future while learning from the past.
“ I know no way of judging the future but by the past.”
This is one of the most famous quotes in the history of our country. I believe Henry meant that freedom was the ultimate goal. He would rather face death than be controlled by England. Freedom from “taxation without representation” was the cornerstone of what he believed. Henry knew that many good people would die fighting for our independence.
“ I like dreams of the future better than the history of the past.”
Henry believed that the past is the past and cannot be changed. However, the future can be shaped by decisions made today. This is important because it shows that Henry was thinking ahead rather than living in the past. Forward thinking helped shape our country.