Thursday, July 4, 2013

Thoughts for Thursday: Freedom

Happy Independence Day!!!

So this is the week day we will celebrate the birth of our country and the glory it has been since its inception. I come from a very patriotic family. My great-grandfathers on both sides fought on World War II and I have had lots of family in the military since then as well. So, in celebration, many of my posts this week will have a patriotic bent, and I may start out each one with a true story about the patriots in my family, or just a patriotic story in general.

I'll forego any stories today in favor of just really great freedom quotes. See earlier blog entries (over this past week) for Patriotic stories!!!

Thoughts for Thursday is a new meme hosted by Musings on Fantasia and LKHill.  In this meme, we share thoughts or quotes that we know or have recently come across. Each week there is a specific subject or theme. These can be quotes from books, quotes by famous people, (quotes by YOU, perhaps ;D). Anything from anywhere is game, though we do ask that you keep your quote to a few sentences at most. Don't quote, for example, entire passages of a book or essay. These can be funny quips, cool sayings, hair-raising antidotes, movie lines, any kind of quote you can think of!

Just have fun, collect awesome sayings by awesome people, and try to be inspired!

This week's theme is freedomThere are so many great ones, I could never even begin to scratch the surface, but here are a few to start out. (For more freedom quotes, check out my other blog.)

"History does not teach fatalism. There are moments when the will of a handful of free men breaks through determinism and opens up new roads."--Charles de Gaulle

"The patriot's blood is the seed of Freedom's tree."--Thomas Campbell

"Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide."--Napoleon Bonaparte

"If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter."--George Washington

"If we declare our freedom, then the Capitol collapses."--Suzanne Collins, Hunger Games

"I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. I am free, no matter what rules surround me...I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do."--Robert A. Heinlein
What is your favorite quote about freedom? Do you have one to add?

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