Saturday, July 30, 2022

More Thoughts on Freedom

      And to complete this month's theme, I offer some more thoughts on what freedom means:

For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.  (Nelson Mandela)

Liberty means responsibility.  That is why most men dread it.  (George Bernard Shaw) 

If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.  (John F. Kennedy) 


Saturday, July 23, 2022

Further Thoughts on Freedom

      And more thoughts to ponder:

What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or in the holy name of liberty or democracy?  (Mahatma Gandhi)

Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves.  (Abraham Lincoln)

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Some Thoughts on Freedom

      Here are some thoughts on freedom:

People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.  (Soren Kierkegaard)

Did you ever wonder if "idealogue" and "idiot" come from the same root word?  (Celina Pavan) 

Saturday, July 9, 2022

A Quote to Ponder

      In my part of the world, it is time to vote for governmental leaders.  I ran across a quote that I will definitely keep in mind as I mark my ballot.  

I fear that in every elected office, members will obtain an influence by noise not sense.  

By meanness, not greatness.  

By ignorance, not learning.  

By contracted hearts, not large souls. 

(John Adams)


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Saturday, July 2, 2022

Happy Independence Day

 Wishing you freedom from fear,
Freedom from want,
Freedom from pain,
And freedom to explore
And express the wonder that you are.
Happy Independence Day!

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