Friday, September 4, 2009

How free do you want to be?

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is,
there is freedom.
2 Corinthians 3:17

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


Most people want security in this world, not liberty.
~H.L. Mencken, Minority Report, 1956


There are two freedoms - the false, where a man is free to do what he likes;
the true, where he is free to do what he ought.

~Charles Kingsley


Men fight for freedom, then they begin to accumulate laws
to take it away from themselves.
~Author Unknown


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

~Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759


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

~Thomas Paine


In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.
~Franklin D. Roosevelt


Freedom is never free.
~Author Unknown

quotes obtained via


I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts.

Psalm 119:45

1 comment:

The 4 Bushel Farmgal said...

You have found some very appropriate quotes for these times.
It's almost as if Benjamin Franklin knew what we would be facing today...