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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

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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790)

I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth.
John Adams (1735–1826)

That these united colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent states; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British crown; and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved. Richard Henry Lee (1732–1794)

There, I guess King George will be able to read that. John Hancock (1737–1793)

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Benjamin Franklin: “Where liberty dwells, there is my country.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson: “For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail?”

John Hancock: “There, I guess King George will be able to read that.”

Albert Einstein: “Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.”

Martin Luther King Jr.: “In the process of gaining our rightful place, we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline.”

Thomas Jefferson: “Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation and freedom in all just pursuits.”

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I believe in America because we have great dreams, and because we have the opportunity to make those dreams come true. Wendell L. Wilkie

Where liberty dwells, there is my country. Benjamin Franklin

May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely, than this our own country!. Daniel Webster

So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania! Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado! Let freedom ring from the curvaceous peaks of California! But not only that; let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia! Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee! Let freedom ring from every hill and every molehill of Mississippi. From every mountainside, let freedom ring. Martin Luther King Jr.

In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved. Franklin D. Roosevelt

As mankind become more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community, are equally entitled to the protection of civil government. I hope ever to see America amongst the foremost nations in examples of justice and liberality. George Washington

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Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it. Thomas Paine

He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from opposition; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach himself. Thomas Paine

This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. Elmer Davis

The American Revolution was a beginning, not a consummation. Woodrow Wilson

Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have. Harry Emerson Fosdick

Let freedom never perish in your hands. Joseph Addison

You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness.  You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism. Erma Bombeck

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Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand than kings and parliaments. If we can get rid of the former, we may easily bear the latter. Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790)

Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people, who have a right…and a desire to know; but besides this, they have a right, an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible, divine right to that most dreaded and envied kind of knowledge, I mean of the characters and conduct of their rulers. John Adams (1735–1826)

While Gen’l Howe with a Large Armament is advancing towards N. York, our Congress resolved to Declare the United Colonies free and Independent States. A Declaration for this Purpose, I expect, will this day pass Congress…It is gone so far that we must now be a free independent State, or a Conquered Country. Abraham Clark (1726–1794)

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government. Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)

I am well aware of the toil and blood and treasure it will cost us to maintain this declaration, and support and defend these states. Yet through all the gloom I see the rays of ravishing light and glory. I can see that the end is worth all the means. This is our day of deliverance. John Adams (1735–1826)



Equal and exact justice to all men…freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom of person under the protection of the habeas corpus; and trial by juries impartially selected,these principles form the bright constellation which has gone before us.
Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)

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Lyndon B. Johnson: “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.”

Mahatma Gandhi: “Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living?”

Dwight D. Eisenhower: “Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free.”

Abraham Lincoln: “Democracy is the government of the people, by the people, for the people.”

Robert Frost: “You have freedom when you’re easy in your harness.”

Thomas Paine: “Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.”

Harry Emerson Fosdick: “Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.”

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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

The winds that blow through the wide sky in these mounts, the winds that sweep from Canada to Mexico, from the Pacific to the Atlantic — have always blown on free men. Franklin D. Roosevelt

Freedom lies in being bold.. Robert Frost

My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!. Thomas Jefferson

He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from opposition; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach himself. Thomas Paine

Courage, then, my countrymen, our contest is not only whether we ourselves shall be free, but whether there shall be left to mankind an asylum on earth for civil and religious liberty. Samuel Adams

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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

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Franklin D. Roosevelt: “In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.”

Franklin D. Roosevelt: “The winds that blow through the wide sky in these mounts, the winds that sweep from Canada to Mexico, from the Pacific to the Atlantic, have always blown on free men.”

Simone de Beauvoir: “I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom.”

James G. Blaine: “The United States is the only country with a known birthday.”

John Dickinson: “Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all! By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall.”

William Faulkner: “We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.”

Thomas Jefferson: “My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!”

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We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it. William Faulkner

For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail? Ralph Waldo Emerson

Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity. Herbert Hoover

Happily for America, happily, we trust, for the whole human race, they pursued a new and more noble course. They accomplished a revolution which has no parallel in the annals of human society. James Madison

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

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It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you. Author unknown, sometimes attributed to M. Grundler

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

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

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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

I love my freedom. I love my America. Jessi Lane Adams

Without freedom, no one really has a name. Milton Acorda

Where liberty dwells, there is my country. Benjamin Franklin

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

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 the holy fire of patriotism. J. Horace McFarland