--Freedom & Happiness Quotes--

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"It is better ten guilty persons escape than one innocent suffer."
The public good is in nothing more essentially interested, than in the protection of every individual's private rights.
Sir William Blackstone

"People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves." Aesop
(c. 550 B.C.) legendary Greek fabulist

"[A] society deadened by a smothering network of laws while finding release in moral chaos is not likely to be either happy or stable." Robert Bork
(1927- ) Cricuit Judge for US Court of Appeals

"Those who won our independence believed that the final end of the State
was to make men free to develop their faculties... They valued liberty both as an end and as a means. They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness
and courage to be the secret of liberty." Justice Louis D. Brandeis
(1856-1941) US Supreme Court Justice

"The makers of our constitution undertook to secure conditions favorable to the pursuit of happiness... They sought to protect Americans in their beliefs, their thoughts, their emotions and their sensations. They conferred, as against the government, the right to be let alone -- the most comprehensive of the rights
and the right most valued by civilized men." Justice Louis D. Brandeis
(1856-1941) US Supreme Court Justice

"None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power
of the hope of freedom to those who are not free." Pearl S. Buck

"Personal liberty is the paramount essential to human dignity and human happiness." Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

"The great inlet by which a colour for oppression has entered into the world is by one man's pretending to determine concerning the happiness of another." Edmund Burke
(1729-1797) Irish-born British statesman, parliamentary orator, and political thinker

"How I wish that somewhere there existed an island for those who are wise and of goodwill! In such a place even I would be an ardent patriot." Albert Einstein
(1879-1955) Physicist and Professor, Nobel Prize 1921

"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government
from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." Thomas Jefferson
(1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President

"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, 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." John F. Kennedy
(1917-1963) 35th US President

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
(1929-1968), US civil rights leader

"When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day
when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles,
Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, 'Free at last! Free at last!
Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!'"Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
(1929-1968), US civil rights leader

"Freedom is not a fixed and possessed thing. It is a quality of life. And like action itself, it is something experienced only by individuals." Neil A. McDonald

"Mankind are greater gainers by suffering each other to live as seems good to themselves, than by compelling each to live as seems good to the rest." John Stuart Mill
(1806-1873) English philosopher and economist

"The freedom of any society varies proportionately with the volume of its laughter." Zero Mostel

"We believe that human happiness requires freedom and that freedom requires limited government." Charles Murray

"Forgive all who have offended you, not for them, but for yourself." Harriet Nelson

"When a government controls both the economic power of individuals and the coercive power of the state ... this violates a fundamental rule of happy living:
Never let the people with all the money and the people with all the guns be the same people." P. J. O'Rourke
(1947- ) US humorist, journalist, & political commentator

"It will take America fifteen years of steady taking care of our own business and letting everybody else's alone, to get us back to where everybody speaks to us again. Will Rogers
(1879-1935) American humorist

"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." Mark Twain
[Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910)