Not Shaken

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Not Shaken

by baldilocks

In spite of all lot of shak­ing going on here in land of sun­shine, street-​camping and social­ism, I’ve got noth­ing at the moment and I’m hit­ting up against the dead­line, there­fore, it’s link and point to the inter­est­ing. And, I feel like point­ing to buoy hearts: 21 Quotes On Free­dom and Liberty.

  1. It does not take a major­ity to pre­vail, but rather an irate, tire­less minor­ity, keen on set­ting brush­fires of free­dom in the minds of men.” –Samuel Adams

  2. Noth­ing is more dif­fi­cult, and there­fore more pre­cious, than to be able to decide.” –Napoleon Bonaparte

  3. With­out free­dom I am a slave in shack­les on a ship lost at sea. With free­dom I am a cap­tain; I am a pirate; I am an admi­ral; I am a scout; I am the eagle sour­ing over­head; I am the north star guid­ing a crew; I am the ship itself; I am what­ever I choose to be.” ―Richelle E. Goodrich

  4. Patri­o­tism is a thing dif­fi­cult to put into words. It is nei­ther pre­cisely an emo­tion nor an opin­ion, nor a man­date, but a state of mind – a reflec­tion of our own per­sonal sense of worth, and respect for our roots. Love of coun­try plays a part, but it’s not merely love. Nei­ther is it pride, although pride too is one of the ingre­di­ents. Patri­o­tism is a com­mit­ment to what is best inside us all. And it’s a recog­ni­tion of that won­drous com­mon essence in our greater sur­round­ings.” ―Vera Nazarian

  5. 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

  6. 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 Regan

  7. 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.” –Mar­tin Luther King Jr.

  8. Lib­erty means respon­si­bil­ity. That is why most men dread it.” –George Bernard Shaw

  9. May we think of free­dom not as the right to do as we please, but as the oppor­tu­nity to do what is right.” –Peter Marshall

  10. The his­tory of free men is never really writ­ten by chance, but by choice; their choice!” –Pres­i­dent Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng has been blog­ging since 2003 as baldilocks. Her older blog is here. She pub­lished her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game in 2012.

Fol­low her on Face­book, Twit­ter, MeWe, Patreon and Social Quod­verum.

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by baldilocks

In spite of all lot of shaking going on here in land of sunshine, street-camping and socialism, I’ve got nothing at the moment and I’m hitting up against the deadline, therefore, it’s link and point to the interesting. And, I feel like pointing to buoy hearts: 21 Quotes On Freedom and Liberty.

  1. “It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.” –Samuel Adams

  2. “Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.” –Napoleon Bonaparte

  3. “Without freedom I am a slave in shackles on a ship lost at sea. With freedom I am a captain; I am a pirate; I am an admiral; I am a scout; I am the eagle souring overhead; I am the north star guiding a crew; I am the ship itself; I am whatever I choose to be.” ―Richelle E. Goodrich

  4. “Patriotism is a thing difficult to put into words. It is neither precisely an emotion nor an opinion, nor a mandate, but a state of mind – a reflection of our own personal sense of worth, and respect for our roots. Love of country plays a part, but it’s not merely love. Neither is it pride, although pride too is one of the ingredients. Patriotism is a commitment to what is best inside us all. And it’s a recognition of that wondrous common essence in our greater surroundings.” ―Vera Nazarian

  5. “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

  6. “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 Regan

  7. “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.” –Martin Luther King Jr.

  8. “Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.” –George Bernard Shaw

  9. “May we think of freedom not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right.” –Peter Marshall

  10. “The history of free men is never really written by chance, but by choice; their choice!” –President Dwight D. Eisenhower

Read the rest here.

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng has been blogging since 2003 as baldilocks. Her older blog is here.  She published her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game in 2012.

Follow her on FacebookTwitterMeWe, Patreon and Social Quodverum.

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