Monday, May 02, 2005

Freedom Quotes

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.  ~Abraham Lincoln I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom.  ~Simone de Beauvoir My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.  ~Adlai Stevenson, speech, Detroit, 1952 It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you.  ~Dick Cheney We on this continent should never forget that men first crossed the Atlantic not to find soil for their ploughs but to secure liberty for their souls.  ~Robert J. McCracken For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail?  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.  ~Thomas Paine In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.  ~Franklin D. Roosevelt We have to call it "freedom": who'd want to die for "a lesser tyranny"?  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960 Freedom is the oxygen of the soul.  ~Moshe Dayan No one is free when others are oppressed.  ~Author Unknown Nations grown corrupt Love bondage more than liberty; Bondage with ease than strenuous liberty. ~John Milton Freedom means choosing your burden.  ~Hephzibah Menuhin Most people want security in this world, not liberty.  ~H.L. Mencken, Minority Report, 1956 We feel free when we escape - even if it be but from the frying pan into the fire.  ~Eric Hoffer Men fight for freedom, then they begin to accumulate laws to take it away from themselves.  ~Author Unknown Freedom is that instant between when someone tells you to do something and when you decide how to respond.  ~Jeffrey Borenstein Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.  ~Harry Emerson Fosdick Freedom is not enough.  ~Lyndon B. Johnson Liberty has never come from the government.  Liberty has always come from the subjects of it.  The history of liberty is a history of resistance.  ~Woodrow Wilson The sound of tireless voices is the price we pay for the right to hear the music of our own opinions.  ~Adlai Stevenson, speech, New


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