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.

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