45 Famous John Hancock Quotes On Liberty, Religion, Independence

Looking for famous quotes by American revolutionist John Hancock? We have rounded up the best collection of John Hancock quotes, sayings, speeches, notes, (with images and pictures) on religion, independence, liberty and declaration of Independence.

John Hancock was an American Founding Father, merchant, statesman, and prominent Patriot of the American Revolution.

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Hancock was president of Congress when the Declaration of Independence was adopted and signed. He is primarily remembered by Americans for his large, flamboyant signature on the Declaration, so much so that “John Hancock” became, in the United States, an informal synonym for signature.

John Hancock Quotes

  1. “I shall look forward to a pleasant time.” – John Hancock

  2. “This proposal is clearly not a partisan issue.” – John Hancock

  3. “It’s really hurting drivers because of the cost of fuel.” – John Hancock

  4. “At about ten million miles a week, we can consume a lot.” – John Hancock

  5. “I glory in publicly avowing my eternal enmity to tyranny.” – John Hancock

  6. “If the July jobs report was bad news, at least it wasn’t awful news.” – John Hancock

  7. “There, I guess King George will be able to read that without his spectacles!”- John Hancock

  8. “A chip on the shoulder is too heavy a piece of baggage to carry through life.”- John Hancock

  9. “The greatest ability in business is to get along with others and to influence their actions.”- John Hancock                                                                                                                                         
    Famous John Hancock Quotes
    Famous John Hancock Quotes

  10. “We must be unanimous; there must be no pulling different ways; we must hang together.”- John Hancock

  11. “The British ministry can read that name without spectacles; let them double their reward.”- John Hancock

  12. “There’s only so many priorities that you can fund. What you choose to target, you need to win.”- John Hancock

  13. “Medicaids a state issue. She doesn’t understand the difference between state policy and federal policy.”- John Hancock

  14. “There! His Majesty can now read my name without glasses. And he can double the reward on my head!”- John Hancock

  15. “…that all may bow to the scepter of our Lord Jesus Christ and that the whole Earth may be filled with his glory.”- John Hancock

  16. “Speed is the number one thing trucks can do, if they slow down every 10 miles per hour, they save a mile per gallon.”- John Hancock

  17. “I urge you by all this is dear, by all that is honorable, by all that is sacred, not only that you pray but also that you act!”- John Hancock

  18. “I find money some way or other goes very fast. But I think I can reflect it has been spent with satisfaction and to my own honor.”- John Hancock                                                                   
    John Hancock Quotes
    John Hancock Quotes

  19. “Because the voters are going to decide this issue one way or the other, I just don’t think the candidates’ positions are that big of a deal.”- John Hancock

  20. “The residents that are there are really concerned they’re being disenfranchised, and they don’t have a voice in what’s going to happen to them.”- John Hancock

  21. “The fact is that Congressman Blunt has a senior leadership position in the Congress of the United States, and that can only be good for Missouri.”- John Hancock

  22. “Nothing could be more crazy than that. I had no idea that it was being changed. This guy is eat up with these conspiracy theories and this insanity.”- John Hancock

  23. “We are actually grateful with the results, and the positive movement in our direction. We feel we’re in a very good place three years before an election.”- John Hancock

  24. “Though we are politically enemies, yet with regard to Science it is presumable we shall not dissent from the practice of civilized people in promoting it”- John Hancock

  25. “A lot of the focus, at even the venues that support underground music, seems to be less on live music groups and more on records by other, more well-known national acts.”- John Hancock

  26. “RSPCA Dog of the Year is an opportunity for dogs which were once unwanted to take centre stage with their new owners and show just what fun and loving pets rescue dogs can make.”- John Hancock

  27. “Sensible of the importance of Christian piety and virtue to the order and happiness of a state, I cannot but earnestly commend to you every measure for their support and encouragement.”- John Hancock

  28. “Let this sad tale of death never be told without a tear: let every parent tell the shameful story to his listening children, till tears of pity glisten in their eyes, or boiling passion shakes their tender frames.”- John Hancock

  29. “It will be interesting to see how she reconciles her rhetoric of 2004, when she said that the election (for governor) was all about experience, when in this race, she’s at a decided experience disadvantage.”- John Hancock

  30. “They didn’t annex them, but now the other property has been annexed and these adverse things are happening to them without any dialogue to speak of. They need to have a voice, and their voice needs to be heard.”- John Hancock

  31. “Some boast of being friends to government; I am a friend to righteous government, to a government founded upon the principles of reason and justice; but I glory in publicly avowing my eternal enmity to tyranny.”- John Hancock

  32. “I don’t think we are going to see a big downdraft here, … It’s going to be a more selective market. It’s been very easy, frankly, in technology over the past seven or eight months since the market bottomed in October.”- John Hancock

  33. “I think, on balance, most Missourians agree with the approaches that the legislature and governor have taken to reform the Medicaid system while still providing a very generous benefit to low-income Missourians.”- John Hancock

  34. “The more people who own little businesses of their own, the safer our country will be, and the better off its cities and towns; for the people who have a stake in their country and their community are its best citizens.”

  35. “We’re not desperate, we just want to get our head count up to our control level. I’d like to hire about nine or 10, and I think that would move us into this winter and spring. We’re basically hiring and training year- round.”

  36. “people who pay greater respect to a wealthy villain than to an honest, upright man in poverty, almost deserve to be enslaved; they plainly show that wealth, however it may be acquired, is, in their esteem, to be preferred to virtue.”- John Hancock

  37. “Resistance to tyranny becomes the Christian and social duty of each individual… Continue steadfast and, with a proper sense of your dependence on God, nobly defend those rights which heaven gave, and no man ought to take from us.”- John Hancock

  38. “Maybe we need to fall on the common-sense side of protecting these species, but continue harvesting wood products we all use and enjoy. We’ve got to be able to do both – protect water quality and species, as well as harvest trees.”- John Hancock

  39. “The Greenspan Fed has inaction down to a fine art, … They stood by through much of the late 1990s, allowing a very beneficial reduction in unemployment without suffering any inflationary consequences. When they do have to move, they do so quickly and surgically.”- John Hancock

  40. “The important consequences to the American States from this Declaration of Independence, considered as the ground and foundation of a future government, naturally suggest the propriety of proclaiming it in such a manner as that the people may be universally informed of it.”

  41. “It is the Happiness of his Church that, when the Powers of Earth and Hell combine against it…that the Throne of Grace is of the easiest access-and its Appeal thither is graciously invited by the Father of Mercies, who has assured it, that when his Children ask Bread he will not give them a Stone.”

  42. “In circumstances as dark as these, it becomes us, as Men and Christians, to reflect that whilst every prudent measure should be taken to ward off the impending judgments, …at the same time all confidence must be withheld from the means we use; and reposed only on that God rules in the armies of Heaven, and without His whole blessing, the best human counsels are but foolishness.”- John Hancock

  43. “I congratulate you and my country on the singular favor of heaven in the peaceable and auspicious settlement of our government upon a Constitution formed by wisdom, and sanctified by the solemn choice of the people who are to live under it. May the Supreme ruler of the world be pleased to establish and perpetuate these new foundations of liberty and glory….Thank God, my country is saved and by the smile of Heaven I am a free and independent man.”- John Hancock

  44. “Sensible of the importance of Christian piety and virtue to the order and happiness of a state, I cannot but earnestly commend to you every measure for their support and encouragement … Manners, by which not only the freedom, but the very existence of the republics, are greatly affected, depend much upon the public institutions of religion and the good education of youth; in both these instances our fathers laid wise foundations, for which their posterity have had reason to bless their memory.”- John Hancock

  45. “I John Hancock, . . . being advanced in years and being of perfect mind and memory-thanks be given to God-therefore calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing it is appointed for all men once to die [Hebrews 9:27], do make and ordain this my last will and testament…Principally and first of all, I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it: and my body I recommend to the earth . . . nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mercy and power of God. . .”

John Hancock was a wealthy shipping magnate, who is said to make the bulk of his money illegally by smuggling. Hancock smuggled glass, lead, paper, French molasses and tea.

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