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He is free who knows how to keep in his own hands the power to decide, at each step, the course of his life, and who lives in a society which does no block the exercise of that power.

He is the freeman whom the truth makes free, and all are slaves beside.

History has called America and our allies to action, and it is both our responsibility and our privilege to fight freedom's fight.

I believe all these things because freedom is not America's gift to the world, it is the Almighty God's gift to every man and woman in this world.

I believe in freedom - social, economical, domestic, political, mental and spiritual.

In any free society, the conflict between social conformity and individual liberty is permanent, unresolvable, and necessary.

It may be that a free society... carries within itself the forces of its own destruction, that once freedom is achieved it is taken for granted and ceases to be valued... Does this mean that freedom is valued only when it is lost, that the world must everywhere go through a dark phase of socialist totalitarianism before the forces of freedom can gather strength anew? It may be so, but I hope it need not be.

Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement.

Life is not so short but that there is always time enough for courtesy.

Loss of freedom seldom happens overnight. Oppression doesn't stand on the doorstep with toothbrush moustache and swastika armband -- it creeps up insidiously... step by step, and all of a sudden the unfortunate citizen realizes that it is gone.

Man is corrupt; and therefore his best chance to attain justice and freedom lies in keeping the hands of ambitious men from that power which invites corruption. See quote detail

Many politicians lay it down as a self-evident proposition, that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. - The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story, who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim.

Men are free when they are in a living homeland . . . not when they are escaping to some wild west. The most unfree souls go west, and shout of freedom. Men are freest when they are most unconscious of freedom. The shout is the rattling of chains, always was.

My fellow citizens, the dangers to our country and the world will be overcome. We will pass through this time of peril and carry on the work of peace. We will defend our freedom. We will bring freedom to others and we will prevail.

No man is free who is not master of himself.

None are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free.

Now we go forward - grateful for our freedom, faithful to our cause, and confident in the future of the greatest nation on earth.

Our enemies send other people's children on missions of suicide and murder. They embrace tyranny and death as a cause and a creed. We stand for a different choice - made long ago, on the day of our founding. We affirm it again today. We choose freedom and the dignity of every life.

Our greatest freedom is the freedom to choose our attitude.

Our Nation's founding commitment is still our deepest commitment: In our world, and here at home, we will extend the frontiers of freedom.


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