For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail? ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better. ~Albert Camus
Liberty is the breath of life to nations. ~George Bernard Shaw
All we have of freedom, all we use or know -
This our fathers bought for us long and long ago.
~Rudyard Kipling, The Old Issue, 1899
We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it. ~William Faulkner
You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism. ~Erma Bombeck