John Witherspoon

John
Witherspoon
1723
1794

Scottish-American Divine, Signatory of the U.S. Declaration of Independence

Author Quotes

Pure democracy cannot subsist long nor be carried far into the departments of state - it is very subject to caprice and the madness of popular rage

Shun, as a contagious pestilence, ... those especially whom you perceive to be infected with the principles of infidelity or enemies to the power of religion. Whoever is an avowed enemy of God, I scruple not to call him an enemy to his country.

The people in general ought to have regard to the moral character of those whom they invest with authority either in the legislative, executive, or judicial branches.

It is only the fear of God that can deliver us from the fear of man.

Never rise to speak till you have something to say; and when you have said it, cease.

Author Picture
First Name
John
Last Name
Witherspoon
Birth Date
1723
Death Date
1794
Bio

Scottish-American Divine, Signatory of the U.S. Declaration of Independence