Thursday, May 12, 2005

U.S.A. Independence Day Quotes

  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 human equality.  ~Adlai Stevenson May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely, than this our own country!  ~Daniel Webster If our country is worth dying for in time of war let us resolve that it is truly worth living for in time of peace.  ~Hamilton Fish I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery.  ~Author Unknown Without freedom, no one really has a name.  ~Milton Acorda All we have of freedom, all we use or know - This our fathers bought for us long and long ago. ~Rudyard Kipling, The Old Issue, 1899 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 Where liberty dwells, there is my country.  ~Benjamin Franklin Liberty means responsibility.  That is why most men dread it.  ~George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman, "Maxims: Liberty and Equality," 1905 It is the love of country that has lighted and that keeps glowing

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