Cornerstones

Freedom

Jefferson Memorial, Washington, D.C., 1965, Image by John McKinney

The great revolution in the history of man, past, present and future, is the revolution of those determined to be free.
JOHN F. KENNEDY

Liberty exists in proportion to wholesome restraint.
DANIEL WEBSTER

I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!
PATRICK HENRY

Freedom, in any case, is only possible by constantly struggling for it.
ALBERT EINSTEIN

Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.
GEORGE WASHINGTON

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Merely to breathe freely does not mean to live.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE

But if he give a gift of his inheritance to one of his servants, then it shall be his to the year of liberty; after it shall return to the prince: but his inheritance shall be his sons’ for them.
EZEKIEL 46:17 (KJV)

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

Liberty doesn’t work as well in practice as it does in speeches.
WILL ROGERS

I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind.
ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPÉRY

The sound of tireless voices is the price we pay for the right to hear the music of our own opinions.
ADLAI STEVENSON

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, can not long retain it.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
COCO CHANEL

If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.
GEORGE ORWELL

For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail?
RALPH WALDO EMERSON

Free men must live simple lives and have simple pleasures.
WILLIAM MORRIS

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. The only way they can inherit the freedom we have known is if we fight for it, protect it, defend it and then hand it to them with the well taught lessons of how they in their lifetime must do the same.
RONALD REAGAN

And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts.
Psalms 119:45 (KJV)

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