Friday, May 06, 2005

U.S.A. Independence Day Quotes

Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed - else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.  ~Dwight D. Eisenhower In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.  ~Franklin D. Roosevelt A statistician made a few calculations and discovered that since the birth of our nation more lives had been lost in celebrating independence than in winning it.  ~Curtis Billings This, then, is the state of the union:  free and restless, growing and full of hope.  So it was in the beginning.  So it shall always be, while God is willing, and we are strong enough to keep the faith.  ~Lyndon B. Johnson For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail?  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson That which distinguishes this day from all others is that then both orators and artillerymen shoot blank cartridges.  ~John Burroughs, Journal Those who won our independence believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty.  ~Louis D. Brandeis Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.  ~Albert Camus It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you.  ~Dick Cheney Liberty is the breath of life to nations.  ~George Bernard Shaw America is much more than a geographical fact.  It is a political and moral fact - the first community in which men set out in principle to institutionalize freedom, responsible government, and hu

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