Sunday, November 15, 2009
Freedom.../ Quotable Sunday
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This past week the world celebrated the anniversary of the Berlin Wall coming down. I can remember watching on television as many Berliners gathered at the Brandenburg Gate to test their governments new order of “free passage” through all border crossings. To think that the tearing down of this wall all came about from a "peaceful revolution" gives me hope that maybe other world conflicts can be resolved peacefully.
The Brandenburg Gate was also the place in 1987, where President Ronald Reagan made a memorable speech that included my number 1 quote below.
Hope you all enjoy the quotes on this Quotable Sunday!
1.“Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”
2. Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.
3. 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.
4. The unity of freedom has never relied on uniformity of opinion.
John F. Kennedy
5. Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves.
6. The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government, and to protect its free expression should be our first object.
7. 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.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
7. Liberty is the right to choose, freedom is the result of that choice.
8. 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.
John F. Kennedy
9. Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
Martin Luther King Jr.
10. The law will never make men free, it is men that have to make the law free.
Henry David Thoreau