Libertad o muerte; Freedom or death.
Nothing can be taken from a man who has freedom.
It is better for a man to go wrong in freedom than to go right in chains.
One should never put on one’s best trousers to go out to fight for freedom.
Freedom is an indivisible word. If we want to enjoy it, and fight for it, we must be prepared to extend it to everyone, whether they are rich or poor, whether they agree with us or not, no matter what their race or the color of their skin.
Only free people can hold their purpose and their honor steady to a common end, and prefer the interests of mankind to any narrow interest of their own.
They say that freedom is a constant struggle, goes the old song. It is. It is also more than that. Freedom is the struggle. It is never achieved except in the effort to reach it.
The war for freedom will never really be won because the price of freedom is constant vigilance over ourselves and over our Government.
Freedom is not now, any more than at any other time, something to be preserved; it is something to be created. Freedom cannot be protected; it can only be extended.
In our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either.