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Saturday, July 04, 2009

Happy July 4th!

Jacquie Lawson has the Most Fabulous e-cards on the i-net! I am hopeful you'll be able to see this particular card, chosen for July 4th. My apologies if you're unable to view the card but my heart's desire is you'll have a wonderful July 4th and remember the enormous cost freedom exacts on society. To our patriot forefather's and mother's, Thank You and thank you as well to our service men and women and their families.

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

It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you. ~Dick Cheney

You have freedom when you're easy in your harness. ~Robert Frost

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it. ~Thomas Paine

In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

There are two freedoms - the false, where a man is free to do what he likes; the true, where he is free to do what he ought. ~Charles Kingsley

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves. ~Abraham Lincoln

Freedom means choosing your burden. ~Hephzibah Menuhin

Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have. ~Harry Emerson Fosdick

Men fight for freedom, then they begin to accumulate laws to take it away from themselves. ~Author Unknown

Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of resistance. ~Woodrow Wilson

We have enjoyed so much freedom for so long that we are perhaps in danger of forgetting how much blood it cost to establish the Bill of Rights. ~Felix Frankfurter

I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations. ~James Madison, speech, Virginia Convention, 1788

We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home. ~Edward R. Murrow

Most men, after a little freedom, have preferred authority with the consoling assurances and the economy of effort which it brings. ~Walter Lippmann, A Preface to Morals, 1929

The contest for ages has been to rescue liberty from the grasp of executive power. ~Daniel Webster

Most people want security in this world, not liberty. ~H.L. Mencken, Minority Report, 1956

Men fight for liberty and win it with hard knocks. Their children, brought up easy, let it slip away again, poor fools. And their grandchildren are once more slaves. ~D.H. Lawrence, Classical American Literature, 1922

The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding. ~Louis D. Brandeis

The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion. ~Edmund Burke

Liberty doesn't work as well in practice as it does in speeches. ~Will Rogers

When the People contend for their liberty, they seldom get anything for their Victory but new Masters. ~George Savile

Many politicians are in the habit of laying it down as a self-evident proposition that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim. ~Thomas Macaulay

Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. ~George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman, "Maxims: Liberty and Equality," 1905

A nation may lose its liberties in a day and not miss them in a century. ~Baron de Montesquieu

Obtained from the Quote Garden.

Blessings ~ liberty ~ United States of America ~ the men and women in uniform who have given their lives to grant freedom to the world ~ Thank You for Serving ~


  1. wonderful quotes! I hope other bloggers remind America of what July 4th really stands for.

  2. Sandra, this is an awesome post for the 4th! Thanks!

  3. Thanx for this Wonderful Post So fitting for the fourth!
    Hope You Have A Wonderful Restful Holiday Weekend!

  4. Anonymous1:27 PM EDT

    If you like ecards, you may aslo want to check out these beautiful animated ecards for July 4th.


  5. Happy 4th of July to you too! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  6. Wonderful post. Thanks and happy Independence day!


  7. Anonymous9:57 AM EDT

    If you like ecards, here are some beautiful animated ecards for July 4ths, including some from Jacquie Lawson.


  8. Welcome Yarni Gras, LOVE your name and you're right...July 4th stands for heros in the form of veterans.

    Hi Carol, I'm glad you enjoyed the quotes, they spoke to my heart as well.

    Hi Christine, yes, we had a delightful weekend and hope you did as well.

    Hello J, thank you for visiting Thistle Cove Farm and thanks for the tip on Jolie...very nice!

    Hi Leslie, Happy 4th to you and the weekend was simply Fine!

    Hi Misha, thanks for your visit and hope your holiday weekend was grand!


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