Quotes that SimonkaP loves:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.Human Rights, Freedom, America, Democracy, Famous Quotes0
My country, 'tis of thee,
Sweet land of liberty,
Of thee I sing;
Land where my fathers died,
Land of the pilgrims' pride,
From every mountainside
Let freedom ring!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: 'In God is our trust'
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
Just living is not enough... one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.Life, Freedom, Small Things, Sun0
It was right then that I started thinking about Thomas Jefferson, the Declaration of Independence and the part about our right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. And I remember thinking: How did he know to put the pursuit part in there? That maybe happiness is something that we can only pursue. And maybe we can actually never have it, no matter what. How did he know that?Happiness, Freedom0
Fight and you may die. Run, and you'll live... at least a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willin' to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they'll never take... OUR FREEDOM!Freedom, War Speeches0
The fate of unborn millions will now depend, under God, on the courage and conduct of this army. Our cruel and unrelenting enemy leaves us only the choice of brave resistance, or the most abject submission. We have, therefore, to resolve to conquer or die.Future, War, Freedom, America0
They that can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.Human Rights, Freedom, Safety0
It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.God, Freedom, Reason0
It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything.Freedom0
Today, in the world of freedom, the proudest boast is 'Ich bin ein Berliner.'Freedom, 1963, Berlin0
I say to you that our goal is freedom, and I believe we are going to get there because however much she strays away from it, the goal of America is freedom.Freedom, America0
No retreat, no surrender. That is Spartan law. And by Spartan law, we will stand and fight... and die. A new age has begun: an age of freedom! And all will know that 300 Spartans gave their last breath to defend it!Freedom, War Speeches0
Rome is the mob. Conjure magic for them, and they'll be distracted. Take away their freedom, and still they'll roar.Freedom, Foolishness, Rom0
This is how liberty dies - with thunderous applause!Freedom0
I should like to help everyone, if possible, Jew, gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other's happiness -- not by each other's misery. We don't want to hate and despise one another.
In this world there is room for everyone. And the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way. Greed has poisoned men's souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical. Our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery we need humanity. More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.
The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men, cries out for universal brotherhood, for the unity of us all. Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world -- millions of despairing men, women and little children -- victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people. To those who can hear me, I say -- do not despair. The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed -- the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people and so long as men die, liberty will never perish.
Soldiers! Don't give yourselves to brutes -- men who despise you -- enslave you -- who regiment your lives -- tell you what to do -- what to think or what to feel! Who drill you, diet you, treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder. Don't give yourselves to these unnatural men -- machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines! You are not cattle! You are men! You have the love of humanity in your hearts. You don't hate! Only the unloved hate -- the unloved and the unnatural!
Soldiers! Don't fight for slavery! Fight for liberty! In the 17th Chapter of St. Luke it is written: 'the Kingdom of God is within man' -- not one man nor a group of men, but in all men! In you! You, the people have the power -- the power to create machines. The power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure.
Then, in the name of democracy, let us use that power! Let us all unite! Let us fight for a new world, a decent world that will give men a chance to work, that will give youth the future and old age a security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power, but they lie! They do not fulfill their promise; they never will. Dictators free themselves, but they enslave the people! Now, let us fight to fulfill that promise! Let us fight to free the world, to do away with national barriers, to do away with greed, with hate and intolerance. Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men's happiness.
Soldiers! In the name of democracy, let us all unite!
Let every nation know... that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and the success of liberty.Freedom, America0
You have the right to freedom of speech... freedom of worship... from want... from fear.
These rights would not exist without a fifth.
The right to protect all other freedoms by whatever means necessary.
It's my freedom... it's my duty... it is my war.
It is a common observation here that our cause is the cause of all mankind, and that we are fighting for their liberty in defending our own.Freedom, America0
Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.Human Rights, Freedom0
Frances and Courtney, I'll be at your altar. Please keep going Courtney, for Frances for her life will be so much happier without me. I LOVE YOU. I LOVE YOU!Last Words0
I am not the least afraid to die.Death, Last Words0
Yes, on the ground.Last Words0
I've always loved my wife, my children, and my grandchildren, and I've always loved my country. I want to go. God, take me.Last Words0
Actually, the trick to falling asleep is trying to stay awake.Sleeping0
My dear Mrs Ryan: It's with the most profound sense of joy that I write to inform you your son, Private James Ryan, is well and, at this very moment, on his way home from European battlefields. Reports from the front indicate James did his duty in combat with great courage and steadfast dedication, even after he was informed of the tragic loss your family has suffered in this great campaign to rid the world of tyranny and oppresion. I take great pleasure in joining the Secretary of War, the men and women of the U.S. Army, and the citizens of a grateful nation in wishing you good health and many years of happiness with James at your side.0
I pray that our heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom. Yours very sincerely and respectfully. Abraham Lincoln.0
War educates the senses, calls into action the will, perfects the physical constitution, brings men into such swift and close collision in critical moments that man measures man.War0
That's the spirit - one part brave, three parts fool.0
I have looked the last upon that which was fairest', he said to Legolas his companion. 'Henceforward I will call nothing fair, unless be it her gift0
Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.Religion, Science0
The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.Nuclear Energy0
Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.Reason, Imagination0
If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.Children & Childhood, Fairytales0
I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.Tolerance0
Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.Understanding, Peace, Tolerance0
It's easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.Addiction, Falling in love0
There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown, those who do not see.Learning0
Dont worry, there's not enough blood left in my legs to go anywhere.0
Charlie: 'You know who wrote that song? Your uncle Charlie wrote that!'
Jake: 'No lie?'
Charlie: 'Kid if I was gonna lie, it would've been 'Stairway To Heaven' and not 'The Maple-Loops-Song'.'
Alan: 'Charlie, I need you to be my eyes and ears.'
Charlie: 'Okay, but you have to be my liver and prostate.'
Judith: 'I'm very concerned, he's just a child. I don't know if he can deal with this.'
Charlie: 'Give your son some credit, he's an incredible kid.'
Judith: 'I was talking about you!'