“In the beginning of a change, the Patriot is a scarce man, Brave, Hated and Scorned. When his cause succeeds however, the timid join him, for then it costs NOTHING to be a Patriot.”
Mark Twain, American humorist, novelist, writer, and lecturer (1835–1910)

“If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace.  We seek not your council nor your arms.  Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.”
Samuel Adams, founding father and signer of the Declaration of Independence,  (1722-1803)