All we have of freedom – all we use or know – This our fathers bought for us, long and long ago.
It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either.
We Americans… bear the ark of liberties of the world.
His brow is wet with honest sweat He earns what’er he can, And looks the whole world in the face, For he owes not any man.
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.
Of old sat Freedom on the heights The thunders breaking at her feet: Above her shook the starry lights; She heard the torrents meet.
When Freedom from her mountain height Unfurled her standard to the air. She tore the azure robe of night, And set the stars of glory there.
How does the Meadow flower its bloom unfold? Because the lovely little flower is free Down to its root, and in that freedom bold.
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.
Liberty is to the collective body, what health is to every individual body. Without health no pleasure can be tasted by man; without liberty, no happiness can be enjoyed by society.