Liberty Learnings

red blue wm 31) We on this continent [of America] should never forget that men first crossed the Atlantic not to find soil for their ploughs but to secure liberty for their souls. ~Robert J. McCracken

2) America wasn’t founded so that we could all be better. America was founded so we could all be anything we damn well please. — P.J. O’Rourke

3) Liberty is the possibility of doubting, of making a mistake,… of searching and experimenting,… of saying No to … authority — literary, artistic, philosophical, religious, social, and even political. ~Ignazio Silone, The God That Failed, 1950

4) There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism. — Alexander Hamilton

5) Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom, and no such thing as public liberty, without freedom of speech. – Benjamin Franklin

6) Man must have the right of choice, even to choose wrong, if he shall ever learn to choose right. — Josiah C. Wedgwood

7) Liberty is liberty, not equality or fairness or justice or human happiness or a quiet conscience. — Sir Isaiah Berlin

8) Men love liberty because it protects them from control and humiliation by others, thus affording them the possibility of dignity; they loathe liberty because it throws them back on their own abilities and resources, thus confronting them with the possibility of insignificance. — Thomas Szasz, The Untamed Tongue

Share with me which is your favorite quote, and I’ll tell you mine. They are numbered for easy choosing. Or, do you have another not shown here you’d like to share?

Happy Independence Day

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    1. Thanks for stopping over and commenting, Linda. My favorite is #2. Have a great holiday weekend. Too bad we don’t live closer. We could celebrate together. My hubby can still barbeque even with broken feet. :-P


  1. I look at liberty as the embodiment of free will. If we are divine beings having a human (embodied) experience, then as divine beings we have free will and in our human experience we have liberty. I like #2. lol Happy Fourth, Lori! xoxoM

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    1. Hey Miss M! I like that … “liberty as the embodiment of free will.” And, #2 happens to be my favorite, too. Heh. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. Have a great holiday weekend.


    1. Hey Carrie! Number six is a good one. I think it’s my second favorite. Of course, my favorite is one of the most cynical ones, heh, #2. :-) Thanks, for stopping by. Have a great holiday weekend.


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