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!”
Ronald Reagan

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.
Ronald Reagan

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.
Abraham Lincoln

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.
Abraham Lincoln

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.
Thomas Jefferson

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.
Unknown Source

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


  1. I always enjoy seeing what quotes you come up with. :)

    Did you know that the Speech writer for Reagan wanted to take that phrase out? He later wrote that no matter how he argued against it, Reagan just said he'd "Think about it", then went ahead and used it anyway. The writer said he had to eat humble pie when it became the most quoted/remembered part of that speech. :)

    Hope everything checks out 100% GREAT for you...I'll mention you to the man upstairs. :)

  2. All wonderful quotes today! I just love the topic of 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. So true!

  3. great quotes, capturing an important principle

  4. Nice quote choices.

    I try to never take my freedom for granted.

  5. Wonderful quotes...certainly something to think about.

  6. Love the quote by JFK - The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it....

  7. Hope;

    I didn't know that about RR famous wall speech. I told my husband and he had never heard that either.
    You are just a font of usefula nd interesting info. Thank you Hope for all your support. It always touches me and makes me smile!

  8. LT;

    I know that I just expect my freedom to always be there.
    Have a great QS and see you next week, God willing.


    Thank you for your comment. I thought so too.


    Thanks for stopping by today. Great day for reading quotes and blogs. Cool and rainy here in Illinois.

  9. Cheryl;

    I agree, certainly something not to take for granted! have a great Day!


    My real favorite too. Thanks for your comment today. Hope you have a good Sunday!

  10. I think that last one is what really struck me. We can have a lot of laws but unless men and women back it up, it won't protect us.

  11. Kay;

    I agree, it all starts with us!
    Have a great sunday!

  12. I love Thoreau; he's one of my favourites. And the day they pulled the wall down is such a wonderful day to remember!!

  13. Great quotes! I love the second Reagan one! :)

  14. Susan;

    It was a great day, one that I never saw coming.
    Thanks Susan

  15. All of your quotes are good. I can't pick a favorite.

    Have a great week!


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