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There, I guess King George will be able to read that.



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There, I guess King George will be able to read that.

––John Hancock

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.

 ––Thomas Paine

Liberty means responsibility. That’s why most men dread it.

—George Bernard Shaw

Statistics show that we lose more fools on this day than in all the other days of the year put together. This proves, by the number left in stock, that one Fourth of July per year is now inadequate, the country has grown so.

 ––Mark Twain, Pudd’nhead Wilson’s Calendar

In America, no other distinction between man and man had ever been known but that of persons in office exercising powers by authority of the laws, and private individuals. Among these last, the poorest laborer stood on equal ground with the wealthiest millionaire, and generally on a more favored one whenever their rights seem to jar.

––Thomas Jefferson

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

––Benjamin Franklin

Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.

––Albert Camus

The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.

––Justice Louis D. Brandeis

I often wonder whether we do not rest our hopes too much upon constitutions, upon laws and upon courts. These are false hopes; believe me, these are false hopes. Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it.

––Learned Hand

A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.

—Edward Abbey

A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular.

––Adlai Stevenson

In my youth, I stressed freedom, and in my old age, I stress order. I have made the great discovery that liberty is a product of order.

—Will Durant

If you assume that there’s no hope, you guarantee that there will be no hope. If you assume that there is an instinct for freedom, there are opportunities to change things, there’s a chance you may contribute to making a better world. That’s your choice.

––Noam Chomsky

There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses. If it would confine itself to equal protection, and, as Heaven does its rains, shower its favors alike on the high and the low, the rich and the poor, it would be an unqualified blessing.

–Andrew Jackson

Liberty doesn’t work as well in practice as it does in speeches.

—Will Rogers

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