Nothing will ever be attempted,
if all possible objections must first be overcome.
~ Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) English Author
Congress voting for independence. (Via Wikimedia Commons.)
At first it may seem ironic to have a quote from a Brit above a painting of the men who decided to tell off the UK and start a new country, but it actually fits rather well. Turns out Samuel Johnson was rather opposed to colonialism. On the other hand, that didn't mean he thought Europeans should be taking land from Native Americans / First Nations people, either. Pretty forward-thinking guy.