The founding fathers of the United States were the definition of preeminent badassery. This list of their most epic quotes is sure to inspire the hell out of you and send any redcoats packing!
#1. “The time is now near at hand, which must probably determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves; whether they are to have any property they can call their own; whether their houses and farms are to be pillaged and destroyed, and themselves consigned to a state of wretchedness from which no human efforts will deliver them. The fate of unborn millions will now depend, under God, on the courage and conduct of this army. Our cruel and unrelenting enemy leaves us only the choice of a brave resistance, or the most abject submission. We have, therefore, to resolve to conquer, or to die.” -George Washington
Washington’s epic speech here was given to his troops just before the Battle of Long Island, August 26th, 1776. Unfortunately, the Battle of Brooklyn as it came to be known was a defeat for America, giving the British control of New York. It was the largest battle in terms of troop sizes of the entire war.