quotes tagged with 'freedom'

'The symbol of liberty belongs with the father of all liberty.'


(in 1790, the Marquis de Lafayette sent the Key to the Bastille to then President George Washington)


"The bond between the two men grew so strong that they were more like a father and son, rather than a commanding general and his top-ranking officer. For Lafayette, there was no better person to receive the symbol of the end of ancient tyranny than the man who fought so bravely to establish the United States."


(from the Mt. Vernon website)

Author: tour guide, Mt. Vernon (Summer 2014), Source: personal visitSaved by bhquoty in liberty freedom tyranny 3 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Free competition is worth more to society than it costs.

Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., Source: Vegelahn v. Guntner, 167 Mass. 92, 44 N.E. 1077, 1080 (1896) (opinion of the Supreme Court of Massachusetts).Saved by bluesfreak in freedom freemarkets 3 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem.

Author: Thomas Jefferson, Source: Jefferson to James Madison, January 30, 1787 in Boyd, Julian P. Charles T. Cullen, John Castaranzi, Barbara B. Oberg, et al, eds, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1950-. 33 vols.Saved by cpaulhurtado in freedom latin 4 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations
become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.

Author: Benjamin Franklin, Source: http://books.google.com/books?id=PbQEAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA604&lpg=PA6...Saved by dtbrewer in freedom virtue responsibility 4 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Misrepresentation, false propaganda, innuendoes soon sprout into poisonous weeds, and before long the people find themselves victims of a pollution that has robbed them of their individual liberty and enslaved them to a group of political gangsters.


Conference Report, April 1951, pp. 92-98

Author: David O. McKay, Source: Conference Report, April 1951, pp. 92-98Saved by cmiket in government freedom socialism propaganda 5 years ago[save this] [permalink]

“Our stand for freedom is a most basic part of our religion; this stand helped get us to this earth, and our reaction to freedom in this life will have eternal consequences. Man has many duties, but he has no excuse that can compensate for his loss of liberty.” (Ezra Taft Benson, General Conference Talk – October 1966. Protecting Freedom – Our Immediate Responsibility)

Author: Ezra Taft Benson, Source: General Conference Talk – October 1966. Protecting Freedom – Our Immediate ResponsibilitySaved by cmiket in freedom agency duty 5 years ago[save this] [permalink]

I am confident that it was out of what he saw, the bitter fruit of dictatorship that he developed his strong feelings, almost hatred for communism and socialism. That distaste grew through the years as he witnessed the heavy handed oppression and suffering of the peoples of eastern europe under what he repeatedly described as godless communism. These experiences further strengthened his love for the land of his birth …


He never got over his boyhood love for freedom. Rather, it grew within him. Nurtured by what he saw of oppression in other lands, and by what he observed first hand of a growing dominance of government in this land over the lives of the people. (Gordon B. Hinckley, Talk given at the funeral of Ezra Taft Benson, June 4, 1994)


Author: Gordon B. Hinckley, Source: Talk given at the funeral of Ezra Taft Benson, June 4, 1994Saved by cmiket in freedom socialism 5 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The real purpose of the Constitution was the preservation of liberty. It's not the Constitution that gives us our freedom; that comes from the Creator. But if we cherish freedom, the Constitution is needed to keep the power seekers from usurping that freedom and to hold government in check.

Author: Ron Paul, Source: Pocket Constitution - IntroSaved by becomeapc in constitution liberty government freedom god creator check 5 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Next to being one in worshiping God, there is nothing in this world upon which this Church should be more united than in upholding and defending the Constitution of the United States!

Author: David O. McKay, Source: Conference Report, Oct. 1939Saved by jr00ck in religion constitution liberty freedom davidomckay 6 years ago[save this] [permalink]

...you cannot fully live the gospel without working to save freedom and the Constitution ...our stand for freedom is a most basic part of our religion.

Author: Ezra Taft Benson, Source: General Conference, October 1966Saved by jr00ck in religion ezrataftbenson constitution liberty freedom 6 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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