Words of Freedom
Posted by bookishashlee
What a perfect day for hearing all of the great things that can be said about our freedom!
“Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.” (George Washington)
“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.” (Charlotte Bronte)
“Our reliance is in the love of liberty which God has planted in our bosoms. Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as the heritage of all men, in all lands, everywhere.” (Abraham Lincoln)
“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” (2 Corinthians 3:17)
“There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.” (Jane Austen)
“And the turtles, of course … all the turtles are free, as turtles and, maybe, all creatures should be.” (Dr. Seuss)
“Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, cannot long retain it.” (Abraham Lincoln)
“Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.” (Ayn Rand)
“People have only as much liberty as they have the intelligence to want and the courage to take.” (Emma Goldman)
“Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants of God.” (1 Peter 2:16)
“Freedom lies in being bold.” (Robert Frost)
“True freedom is impossible without a mind made free by discipline.” (Mortimer J. Adler)
“The first duty of a man is to think for himself.” (Jose Marti)
“He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.” (Aristotle)
“Freedom is what we do with what is done to us.” (Jean-Paul Sartre)
“Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.” (Sigmund Freud)
“Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.” (Benjamin Franklin)
“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” (Nelson Mandela)
“In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.” (Ephesians 3:12)
“Injustice in the end produces independence.” (Voltaire)
“The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves.” (George Washington)
“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” (John 8:36)
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY, EVERYONE!
About bookishashleeAshlee is the author of The Word Changers, a Christian YA fantasy that released June 2014.
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