Some quotations to ponder on our nation’s birthday:
Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
— Martin Luther King, Jr.
Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
— Benjamin Franklin
Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of Liberty.
— Thomas Jefferson
Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed — else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.
— Dwight D. Eisenhower
In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.
— Franklin D. Roosevelt
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
— Abraham Lincoln