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Freedom and love go together. Love is not a reaction. If I love you because you love me, that is mere trade, a thing to be bought in the market; it is not love. To love is not to ask anything in return, not even to feel that you are giving something- and it is only such love that can know freedom.

Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. It passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able, can delight in depriving other human beings of that precious right.
The moment the slave resolves that he will no longer be a slave. His fetters fall... freedom and slavery are mental states.
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
No man is free who is not a master of himself.
If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves.
So free we seem, so fettered we are!
People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid.
Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
It is hard to free fools from the chains they revere.
It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either.
Freedom is an internal achievement rather than an external adjustment.
Freedom is the last, best hope of earth.
Freedom means you are unobstructed in living your life as you choose. Anything less is a form of slavery.
He that is kind is free, though he is a slave; he that is evil is a slave, though he be a king.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's throat, for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty.
Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
So far as a person thinks; they are free.
You can protect your liberties in this world only by protecting the other man's freedom. You can be free only if I am free.
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
A people which is able to say everything becomes able to do everything.
The law will never make men free, it is men that have to make the law free.
When ever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither is safe.
The secret of freedom, courage.
Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you.
Freedom is not the right to do what we want, but what we ought. Let us have faith that right makes might and in that faith let us; to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
The Negro needs the white man to free him from his fears. The white man needs the Negro to free him from his guilt.
The unity of freedom has never relied on uniformity of opinion.
There can be no real freedom without the freedom to fail.
I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul.
Freedom is just chaos with better lighting.
Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us.
How absurd men are! They never use the liberties they have, they demand those they do not have. They have freedom of thought, they demand freedom of speech.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees.
Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.
You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.
The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission.
Freedom is the most contagious virus known to man.
Freedom is a condition of mind, and the best way to secure it is to breed it.
When the freedom they wished for most was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free and was never free again.
Only law can give us freedom.
Freedom is the right to live as we wish.
Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing else.
People who exercise their embryonic freedom day after day, little by little, expand that freedom. People who do not will find that it withers until they are literally being lived. They are acting out scripts written by parents, associates and society.
None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free.
Within yourself deliverance must be searched for, because each man makes his own prison.
Freedom is the emancipation from the arbitrary rule of other men.
We gain freedom when we have paid the full price...
He who is brave is free.
Man is born free, yet he is everywhere in chains.
True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.
It is not good to be too free. It is not good to have everything one wants.
Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.
Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.
What is freedom? Freedom is the right to choose: the right to create for oneself the alternatives of choice.
No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.
Do not destroy that immortal emblem of humanity, the Declaration of Independence.
When I was a boy I used to do what my father wanted. Now I have to do what my boy wants. My problem is: When am I going to do what I want?
The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government, and to protect its free expression should be our first object.
Freedom consists not in refusing to recognize anything above us, but in respecting something which is above us; for by respecting it, we raise ourselves to it, and, by our very acknowledgment, prove that we bear within ourselves what is higher, and are worthy to be on a level with it
To be thrown upon one's own resources, is to be cast into the very lap of fortune; for our faculties then undergo a development and display an energy of which they were previously unsusceptible.
History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.
Governing sense, mind and intellect, intent on liberation, free from desire, fear and anger, the sage is forever free.
Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.
The freedom of the press works in such a way that there is not much freedom from it.
For in the end, freedom is a personal and lonely battle; and one faces down fears of today so that those of tomorrow might be engaged.
Freedom also includes the right to mismanage your own affairs.
Emancipation from the bondage of the soil is no freedom for the tree.
A man is morally free when, in full possession of his living humanity, he judges the world, and judges other men, with uncompromising sincerity.
I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind.
There is no liberation without labor... and there is no freedom which is free.
The saving man becomes the free man.
A slave is one who waits for someone to come and free him.
Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it.
If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom: and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that, too.
The only way we'll get freedom for ourselves is to identify ourselves with every oppressed people in the world. We are blood brothers to the people of Brazil, Venezuela, Haiti, Cuba -- yes Cuba too.
Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it.
Freedom is always and exclusively freedom for the one who thinks differently.
Freedom is the only law which genius knows.
When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of that old Negro spiritual, Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!
When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free.
Who then is free? The one who wisely is lord of themselves, who neither poverty, death or captivity terrify, who is strong to resist his appetites and shun honors, and is complete in themselves smooth and round like a globe.
Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity.
The greatest Glory of a free-born People, Is to transmit that Freedom to their Children.
You can muffle the drum, and you can loosen the strings of the lyre, but who shall command the skylark not to sing?
For what avail the plough or sail, Or land or life, if freedom fail?
Liberty is a different kind of pain from prison.
The traveler has reached the end of the journey! In the freedom of the infinite he is free from all sorrows, the fetters that bound him are thrown away, and the burning fever of life is no more.
You can only be free if I am free.
Liberty will not descend to a people; a people must raise themselves to liberty; it is a blessing that must be earned before it can be enjoyed.
The free man is he who does not fear to go to the end of his thought.
Freedom is the by-product of economic surplus.
Liberty is being free from the things we don't like in order to be slaves of the things we do like.
There are always risks in freedom. The only risk in bondage is breaking free.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
Free speech is the whole thing, the whole ball game. Free speech is life itself.
Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.
We who officially value freedom of speech above life itself seem to have nothing to talk about but the weather.
The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves.
Liberty, then, about which so many volumes have been written is, when accurately defined, only the power of acting.
It is my right to be uncommon. For I do not choose to be a common man, If I can, I seek opportunity. I do not wish to be a kept citizen, humbled and dulled by having the government look after me. I choose to take the calculated risk, to dream, to build, to fail or succeed. I choose not to barter incentive for a dole, I prefer the challenges of life to a guaranteed existence, the thrill of fulfillment to the state calm of Utopia. I will not trade my freedom for beneficence nor my dignity for a handout.
The higher one climbs on the spiritual ladder, the more they will grant others their own freedom, and give less interference to another's state of consciousness.
Where there is much freedom there is much error.
Free people, remember this maxim: We may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.
We fight not to enslave, but to set a country free, and to make room upon the earth for honest men to live in.
I sometimes think that the price of liberty is not so much eternal vigilance as eternal dirt.
Countries are well cultivated, not as they are fertile, but as they are free.
None can love freedom heartily, but good men... the rest love not freedom, but license.
It is easy to believe in freedom of speech for those with whom we agree.
If you're not ready to die for it, put the word freedom out of your vocabulary.
I stand for freedom of expression, doing what you believe in, and going after your dreams.
Mankind has a free will; but it is free to milk cows and to build houses, nothing more.
There are two freedoms -- the false, where a man is free to do what he likes; the true, where he is free to do what he ought.
Set me free from evil passions, and heal my heart of all inordinate affections; that being inwardly cured and thoroughly cleansed, I may be made fit to love, courageous to suffer, steady to persevere.
In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility -- I welcome it.
A forest bird never wants a cage.
Who then is free? The wise man who can govern himself.
We are free to yield to truth.
The history of the world is none other than the progress of the consciousness of freedom.
Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of fear is a freedom.
I gave my life for freedom --this I know: For those who bade me fight had told me so.
No one is truly free, they are a slave to wealth, fortune, the law, or other people restraining them from acting according to their will.
Nothing is more disgusting than the crowing about liberty by slaves, as most men are, and the flippant mistaking for freedom of some paper preamble like a Declaration of Independence, or the statute right to vote, by those who have never dared to think or to act.
He who dares not (reason), is a slave.
No man has received from nature the right to give orders to others. Freedom is a gift from heaven, and every individual of the same species has the right to enjoy it as soon as he is in enjoyment of his reason.
Liberty is one of the most precious gifts which heaven has bestowed on man; with it we cannot compare the treasures which the earth contains or the sea conceals; for liberty, as for honor, we can and ought to risk our lives; and, on for the other hand, captivity is the greatest evil that can befall man.
Whatever the price, identify it now. What will you have to go through to get where you want to be? There is a price you can pay to be free of the situation once and for all. It may be a fantastic price or a tiny one -- but there is a price.
Freedom is poetry, taking liberties with words, breaking the rules of normal speech, violating common sense. Freedom is violence.
The cause of freedom is the cause of God.
What a curious phenomenon it is that you can get men to die for the liberty of the world who will not make the little sacrifice that is needed to free themselves from their own individual bondage.
In America the majority raises formidable barriers around the liberty of opinion; within these barriers an author may write what he pleases, but woe to him if he goes beyond them.
The sound of tireless voices is the price we pay for the right to hear the music of our own opinions.
The first principle of a free society is an untrammeled flow of words in an open forum.
Marks on paper are free -- free speech -- press -- pictures all go together I suppose.
The only way to make sure people you agree with can speak is to support the rights of people you don't agree with.
At no time is freedom of speech more precious than when a man hits his thumb with a hammer.
When one makes a Revolution, one cannot mark time; one must always go forward -- or go back. He who now talks about the freedom of the press goes backward, and halts our headlong course towards Socialism.
Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth, and every other man has a right to knock him down for it. Martyrdom is the test.
The very aim and end of our institutions is just this: that we may thing what we like and say what we think.
We hear about constitutional rights, free speech and the free press. Every time I hear those words I say to myself, That man is a Red, that man is a Communist. You never heard a real American talk in that manner.
The primacy of the word, basis of the human psyche, that has in our age been used for mind-bending persuasion and brain-washing pulp, disgraced by Gobbles and debased by advertising copy, remains a force for freedom that flies out between all bars.
We are willing enough to praise freedom when she is safely tucked away in the past and cannot be a nuisance. In the present, amidst dangers whose outcome we cannot foresee, we get nervous about her, and admit censorship.
He who is conceived in a cage, yearns for the cage.
It is especially important to encourage unorthodox thinking when the situation is critical: At such moments every new word and fresh thought is more precious than gold. Indeed, people must not be deprived of the right to think their own thoughts.
How does the Meadow flower its bloom unfold? Because the lovely little flower is free down to its root, and in that freedom bold.
Freedom -- to walk free and own no superior.
The more internal freedom you achieve, the more you want: it is more fun to be happy than sad, more enjoyable to choose your own emotions than to have them inflicted on you by mechanical glandular processes, more pleasurable to solve your problems than to be stuck with them forever.
Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.
The true character of liberty is independence, maintained by force.
Liberty is the right to choose, freedom is the result of that choice.
It is quite impossible to guarantee world peace. But is should be possible to guarantee world freedom.
A slave is a free man if he is content with his lot; a free man is a slave if he seeks more than that.
Free will is not the liberty to do whatever one likes, but the power of doing whatever one sees ought to be done, even in the very face of otherwise overwhelming impulse. There lies freedom, indeed.
The foolish and the uneducated have little use for freedom.
The grass is always greener where the fence isn't.
This is America. You can do anything here.
We are all of us the worse for too much liberty.
Freedom is knowing who you really are.
Bondage is... subjection to external influences and internal negative thoughts and attitudes.
Every emancipation has in it the seeds of a new slavery, and every truth easily becomes a lie.
A hungry man is not a free man.
We have confused the free with the free and easy.
Freedom is not an ideal, it is not even a protection, if it means nothing more than freedom to stagnate, to live without dreams, to have no greater aim than a second car and another television set.
Only that thing is free which exists by the necessities of its own nature, and is determined in its actions by itself alone.
By the will art thou lost, by the will art thou found, by the will art thou free, captive, and bound.
They want to be free and they do not know how to be just.
The bigger the information media, the less courage and freedom they allow. Bigness means weakness.
Freedom is not being a slave to any circumstance, to any constraint, to any chance; it means compelling Fortune to enter the lists on equal terms.
There's only one free person in this society, and he is white and male.
Freedom exists only with power.
It is quite possible for someone to choose incorrectly or to judge badly; but freedom must allow such mistakes.
Women, like men, ought to have their youth so glutted with freedom they hate the very idea of freedom.
Freedom of opinion can only exist when the government thinks itself secure.
Freedom is only granted us that obedience may be more perfect.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
The English think they are free. They are free only during the election of members of parliament.
We look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms. The first is freedom of speech and expression. The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way. The third is freedom from want. The fourth is freedom from fear.
It is for each of us freely to choose whom we shall serve, and find in that obedience our freedom.
I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy -- but that could change.
The sovereignty of one's self over one's self is called Liberty.
Is any man free except the one who can pass his life as he pleases?
If people have to choose between freedom and sandwiches, they will take sandwiches.
Yet we can maintain a free society only if we recognize that in a free society no one can win all the time. No one can have his own way all the time, and no one is right all the time.
Freedom! Equality! Brotherhood!
How is freedom measured, in individuals as in nations? By the resistance which has to be overcome, by the effort it costs to stay aloft. One would have to seek the highest type of free man where the greatest resistance is constantly being overcome: five steps from tyranny, near the threshold of the danger of servitude.
There's something contagious about demanding freedom.
The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good, in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it.
We must be willing to pay a price for freedom.
It requires greater courage to preserve inner freedom, to move on in one's inward journey into new realms, than to stand defiantly for outer freedom. It is often easier to play the martyr, as it is to be rash in battle.
Any nation that thinks more of its ease and comfort than its freedom will soon lose its freedom; and the ironical thing about it is that it will lose its ease and comfort too.
There are two good things in life -- freedom of thought and freedom of action.
Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement.
I believe in a religion that believes in freedom. Any time I have to accept a religion that won't let me fight a battle for my people, I say to hell with that religion.
You don't have to be a man to fight for freedom. All you have to do is to be an intelligent human being.
When a person places the proper value on freedom, there is nothing under the sun that he will not do to acquire that freedom. Whenever you hear a man saying he wants freedom, but in the next breath he is going to tell you what he won't do to get it, or what he doesn't believe in doing in order to get it, he doesn't believe in freedom. A man who believes in freedom will do anything under the sun to acquire... or preserve his freedom.
Man in general, if reduced to himself, is too wicked to be free.
He is free... who knows how to keep in his own hands the power to decide.
Freedom, then, lies only in our innate human capacity to choose between different sorts of bondage, bondage to desire or self esteem, or bondage to the light that lightens all our olives.
A hot bath! I cry, as I sit down in it! Again as I lie flat, a hot bath! How exquisite a pleasure, how luxurious, fervid and flagrant a consolation for the rigors, the austerities, the renunciation of the day.
Freedom is hunting, feeding, danger; that, that is freedom --that it is which makes the veins to swell, the breast to heave and glowaye, that is freedom, --that is pleasure --life!
If I have freedom in my love, And in my soul am free, -- Angels alone that soar above, Enjoy such liberty.
A useful definition of liberty is obtained only by seeking the principle of liberty in the main business of human life, that is to say, in the process by which men educate their responses and learn to control their environment.
What most clearly characterizes true freedom and its true employment is its misemployment.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
It is true that liberty is precious. So precious that it must be rationed.
Men are free when they are in a living homeland, not when they are straying and breaking away. Men are free when they are obeying some deep, inward voice of religious belief. Obeying from within. Men are free when they belong to a living, organic, believing community, active in fulfilling some unfulfilled, perhaps unrealized purpose. Not when they are escaping to some wild west. The most unfree souls go west, and shout of freedom. Men are freest when they are most unconscious of freedom. The shout is a rattling of chains, always was.
Until economic freedom is attained for everybody, there can be no real freedom for anybody.
All we have of freedom -- all we use or know -- this our fathers bought for us, long and long ago.
The free way of life proposes ends, but it does not prescribe means.
All theory is against freedom of the will; all experience for it.
The clash of ideas is the sound of freedom.
If we catch a glimpse of freedom, we wish to possess it; if we catch a glimpse of death, we want nothing to do with it. One we cannot have, the other we cannot avoid.
Only necessity understood, and bondage to the highest is identical with true freedom.
Liberation is not deliverance.
Freedom is but the possibility of a various and indefinite activity; while government, or the exercise of dominion, is a single, yet real activity. The longing for freedom, therefore, is at first only too frequently suggested by the deep-felt consciousness of its absence.
American freedom consists largely in talking nonsense.
We clearly realize that freedom's inner kingdom cannot be touched by exterior attacks.
Freedom begins as we become conscious of it.
The basic test of freedom is perhaps less in what we are free to do than in what we are free not to do.
Only very slowly and late have men come to realize that unless freedom is universal it is only extended privilege.
Freedom is the opportunity to make decisions...
Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.
Perfect freedom is as necessary to the health and vigor of commerce as it is to the health and vigor of citizenship.
The East knew and to the present day knows only that One is Free; the Greek and the Roman world, that some are free; the German World knows that All are free. The first political form therefore which we observe in History, is Despotism, the second Democracy and Aristocracy, the third, Monarchy.
We must determine whether we really want freedom -- whether we are willing to dare the perils of... rebirth... For we never take a step forward without surrendering something that we may have held dear, without dying to that which has been.
Yes! To this thought I hold with firm persistence; The last result of wisdom stamps it true; He only earns his freedom and existence Who daily conquers them anew.
Freedom is fragile and must be protected. To sacrifice it, even as a temporary measure, is to betray it.
There should be a sympathy with freedom, a desire to give it scope, founded not upon visionary ideas, but upon the long experience of many generations within the shores of this happy isle, that in freedom you lay the firmest foundations both of loyalty and order.
Liberty has restraints but no frontiers.
Liberty is not merely a privilege to be conferred; it is a habit to be acquired.
A major source of objection to a free economy is precisely that group thinks they ought to want. Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.
No one who lives in error is free.
Liberty is slow fruit. It is never cheap; it is made difficult because freedom is the accomplishment and perfectness of man.
Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free.
There is nothing more wonderful than freedom of speech.
We are living in the excesses of freedom. Just take a look at 42nd Street an Broadway.
To be what no one ever was, to be what everyone has been: Freedom is the mean of those extremes that fence all effort in.
In the light of his vision he has found his freedom: his thoughts are peace, his words are peace and his work is peace.
If you think you're free, there's no escape possible.
No matter what a man does, he is not fully sane or human unless there is a spirit of freedom in him, a soul unconfined by purpose and larger than the practicable world.
Every general increase of freedom is accompanied by some degeneracy, attributable to the same causes as the freedom.
Tyrants have not yet discovered any chains that can fetter the mind.
Perfect freedom is reserved for the man who lives by his own work and in that work does what he wants to do.
The progress of freedom depends more upon the maintenance of peace, the spread of commerce, and the diffusion of education, than upon the labors of cabinets and foreign offices.
Just as war is freedom's cost, disagreement is freedom's privilege.
Freedom Know this, that every man is free To choose his life and what he'll be. For this eternal truth is given, God will force no man to heaven. He'll call, persuade, direct aright, Bless with wisdom, love, and light; In nameless ways be good and kind, But never force the human mind.
Freedom suppressed and again regained bites with keener fangs than freedom never endangered.
What we want is not freedom but its appearances. It is for these simulacra that man has always striven. And since freedom, as has been said, is no more than a sensation, what difference is there between being free and believing ourselves free?
For me, the principal fact of life is the free mind. For good and evil, man is a free creative spirit. This produces the very queer world we live in, a world in continuous creation and therefore continuous change and insecurity. A perpetually new and lively world, but a dangerous one, full of tragedy and injustice. A world in everlasting conflict between the new idea and the old allegiances, new arts and new inventions against the old establishment.
The only conception of freedom I can have is that of the prisoner or the individual in the midst of the State. The only one I know is freedom of thought and action.
Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others. But without freedom, no socialism either, except the socialism of the gallows.
Yet, Freedom! yet thy banner, torn, but flying, streams like the thunderstorm against the wind.
If we wish to free ourselves from enslavement, we must choose freedom and the responsibility this entails.
It will free man from his remaining chains, the chains of gravity which still tie him to this planet. It will open to him the gates of heaven.
Liberty is to the collective body, what health is to every individual body. Without health no pleasure can be tasted by man; without liberty, no happiness can be enjoyed by society.
It is our belief that if people are set free to express themselves to the fullest, their accomplishments will be far beyond their dreams, and they will not only contribute to the growth of the company, but will also be more useful citizens and contribute to the society at large.
True obedience is true freedom.
As for freedom, it will soon cease to exist in any shape or form. Living will depend upon absolute obedience to a strict set of arrangements, which it will no longer be possible to transgress. The air traveler is not free. In the future, life's passengers will be even less so: they will travel through their lives fastened to their (corporate) seats.
In the last analysis, our only freedom is the freedom to discipline ourselves.
The greatest blessing of our democracy is freedom. But in the last analysis, our only freedom is the freedom to discipline ourselves.
Freedom all solace to man gives: He lives at ease that freely lives.
The oppression of any people for opinion's sake has rarely had any other effect than to fix those opinions deeper, and render them more important.
Any honest examination of the national life proves how far we are from the standard of human freedom with which we began. The recovery of this standard demands of everyone who loves this country a hard look at himself, for the greatest achievements must begin somewhere, and they always begin with the person. If we are not capable of this examination, we may yet become one of the most distinguished and monumental failures in the history of nations.
The fly that touches honey cannot use it's wings; so too the soul that clings to spiritual sweetness ruins it's freedom and hinders contemplation.
A nation which makes the final sacrifice for life and freedom does not get beaten.
When we were told that by freedom we understood free enterprise, we did very little to dispel this monstrous falsehood. Wealth and economic well-being, we have asserted, are the fruits of freedom, while we should have been the first to know that this kind of happiness has been an unmixed blessing only in this country, and it is a minor blessing compared with the truly political freedoms, such as freedom of speech and thought, of assembly and association, even under the best conditions.
Yesterday the greatest question was decided which ever was debated in America; and a greater perhaps never was, nor will be, decided among men. A resolution was passed without one dissenting colony, that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States.
To enjoy freedom we have to control ourselves.
There is no such thing as part freedom.
As free as you allow others to be, such freedom you create for yourself.
Truth equals our freedom. If we do not have it it appears to someone who even has a small glimpse of truth that we are not.
If the freedom and justice are only owned by a few privileged persons, the whole nation will never have the real Freedom and Justice at all.
The country has no future without Freedom and Justice.
You have the freedom to do anything, anytime, anywhere....... Just don't get anyone into your troubles....... Please !!!!!!!