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Favorite Quotes on Freedom

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by albin25, Jul 22, 2014.

  1. albin25

    albin25 Lewiston Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I'll start with...

    "I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice and let me remind you also, that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue."

    Goldwater
     
  2. marty8587

    marty8587 NE Portland Active Member

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    "It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees."

    Zappata
     
  3. albin25

    albin25 Lewiston Idaho Well-Known Member

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    "There's a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: as government expands, liberty contracts."

    Reagan
     
  4. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    “I am not here as a serf or vassal. I am not begging my lords for mercy. I’m a born free American woman, wife, mother and citizen. And I’m telling my government that you’ve forgotten your place. It’s not your responsibility to look out for my well-being, and to monitor my speech. It’s not your right to assert an agenda. Your post, the post that you occupy, exists to preserve American liberty. You’ve sworn to perform that duty. And you have faltered.” Becky Gerritson
     
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  5. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    When you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing -
    When you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors -
    When you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work,
    and your laws don't protect you against them, but protect them against you -
    When you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice -
    You may know that your society is doomed."
    --Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, 1957
     
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  6. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Freedom is not free, but the U.S. Marine Corps will pay most of your share.
    Captain J.E. "Ned" Dolan, USMC (Ret.) Platoon Leader E/27, Korean War
     
  7. NoFlinch

    NoFlinch In a van down by the river Owner of Cocaine addicted dog.

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    "If you don't leave me alone and quit bugging me, I'm gona' kick your as...s"
    no flinch
     
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    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  9. forefathersrback

    forefathersrback Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    "To win any battle, you must fight as if you are already dead."

    Miyamoto Mushashi
     
  10. Rocky C

    Rocky C Portland Metro Active Member

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    Rocky C Portland Metro Active Member

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    ”Those who give up their liberty for more security neither deserve liberty nor security.”
    Ben Franklin
     
  12. Arthur Chenoweth

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    Necessity is the excuse for every infringement of human freedom. It is the plea of tyrants and the creed of slaves. Wm. Pitt the younger. my apologies for misquoting.
    Among other evils which being unarmed bring you , it causes you to be despised. Machiavelli.
    The great achievement of the nineteenth century was the making of machines which were the wonders of invention ,skill and patience and which were used for the production of measureless quantities of useless makeshifts Wm. Morris. This one has been posted in my shop for 40+ years.
     
  13. LoneStar

    LoneStar WA Active Member

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    “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”
    ~ Thomas Jefferson
     
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    LoneStar WA Active Member

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    "If ye love wealth better than liberty,
    the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace.
    We ask not your counsels or your arms.
    Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you.
    May your chains set lightly upon you,
    and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

    ~Samuel Adams
     
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    LoneStar WA Active Member

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    "None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.”
    ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

     
  16. NoFlinch

    NoFlinch In a van down by the river Owner of Cocaine addicted dog.

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    ON FREEDOM:

    “To conquer a nation, first disarm its citizens.”
    Adolf Hitler

    "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

    George Santayana:
     
  17. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    See my signature, below. Sorry, I don't know who coined it.
     
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    Rocky C Portland Metro Active Member

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    Quacky88 Oregon Active Member

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    "If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month."

    Theodore Roosevelt
     
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    Quacky88 Oregon Active Member

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    "I am concerned for the security of our great Nation; not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within."

    Douglas MacArthur
     
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