Words to live by

Freedom and Independence

Without moral and intellectual independence, there is no anchor for national independence.
– David Ben-Gurion

No one can build his security upon the nobleness of another person.
– Willa Cather

It is not the greatness of a man’s means that makes him independent, so much as the smallness of his wants.
– William Cobbett

Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living?
– Mohandas Gandhi

“Long years ago, we made a tryst with destiny and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge… At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.”
– Jawaharlal Nehru on the eve of independence

I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.
– Abraham Lincoln

We dare not forget that we are the heirs of that first revolution.
– John F. Kennedy

Patriotism… is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
– Adlai Stevenson

If you are ashamed to stand by your colors, you had better seek another flag.
– Author Unknown

There is nothing more dangerous than to build a society, with a large segment of people in that society, who feel that they have no stake in it; who feel that they have nothing to lose. People, who have a stake in their society, protect that society, but when they don’t have it, they unconsciously want to destroy it.
– Martin Luther King Jr.

And today, as never before in the free world, responsibility is the greatest right if citizenship and service is the greatest of freedom’s privileges.
– Robert F. Kennedy
And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
– John F. Kennedy

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
– Abraham Lincoln

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