Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

John Winthrop

First Governor of Massachusetts

"We must be knit together in this work as one man; we must entertain each other in brotherly affection; we must uphold a familiar commerce together in all meekness, gentleness, patience and liberality. We must delight in each other, make others’ conditions our own, rejoice together, mourn together, labor and suffer together; always having before our eyes our commission and community as members of the same body."

"To love and live beloved is the soul's paradise."

"Love is the bond of perfection."

"Liberty is the proper end and object of authority, and cannot subsist without it; and it is liberty to that which is good, just, and honest."