Saturday, 4 July 2009

Independence Day Quotes

Martin Luther King, Jr.: “Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”

Abraham Lincoln: “Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.”

Dwight D. Eisenhower: “Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirits 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.”

Albert Camus: “Freedom is nothing but the chance to be better.”

Robert J. McCracken: “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.”

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

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

Aesop: “Better to starve than be a fat slave.”

Jimmy Carter: “The best way to enhance freedom in other lands is to demonstrate here that our democratic system is worthy of emulation.”

Paul Sweeney: “How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.”

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