Posts Tagged ‘liberty’

Quote of the day, July 4

July 4, 2017

Carl Schurz, on freedom

“If you want to be free, there is but one way; it is to guarantee an equally full measure of liberty to all your neighbors. There is no other.”

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Quote of the day, March 24

March 25, 2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May, after the Westminster attack

“The location of this attack was no accident. The terrorists chose to strike at the heart of our  Capital City, where people of all nationalities, religions and cultures come together to celebrate the values of liberty, democracy and freedom of speech.   These streets of Westminster—home to the world’s oldest Parliament—are engrained with a spirit of freedom that echoes in some of the furthest corners of the globe. And the values our Parliament represents—democracy, freedom, human rights, the rule of law—command the admiration and respect of free people everywhere.  That is why it is a target for those who reject those values.  But let me make it clear today, as I have had cause to do before: any attempt to defeat those values through violence and terror is doomed to failure.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 27

December 27, 2016

J.R.R. Tolkein, on fantasy

“Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisioned by the enemy, don’t we consider it his duty to escape? … If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we’re partisans of liberty, then it’s our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can!”

Quote of the day, Sept. 7

September 7, 2015

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., from The Cycles of American History (1986)

“The purpose of democratic statecraft is, or should be, to find the means of ordered liberty in a world condemned to everlasting change.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 24

August 24, 2015

Annie Besant, on liberty

“Liberty is a great celestial Goddess, strong, beneficent, and austere, and she can never descend upon a nation by the shouting of crowds, nor by arguments of unbridled passion, nor by the hatred of class against class.”

Quote of the day, July 3

July 2, 2015

Benjamin Disraeli, on education

“A University should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning.”

Quote of the day, July 1

July 1, 2015

John Stuart Mill, on liberty

“The liberty of the individual must be thus far limited; he must not make himself a nuisance to to other people.”

Quote of the day, June 28

June 28, 2015

Benjamin Franklin, on freedom

“Who would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freedom of speech.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 6

November 6, 2014

W.E.B. Du Bois, on freedom (1905)

“We must complain. Yes, plain, blunt complaint, ceaseless agitation, unfailing exposure of dishonesty and wrong—this is the ancient, unerring way to liberty, and we must follow it.”

Quote of the day, Feb. 28

February 28, 2014

Horace Walpole, on liberty (1758)

“If a passion for freedom is not in vogue, patriots may sound the alarm till they are weary.  (more…)