— Adlai Stevenson mid-20th-century Governor of Illinois and Ambassador to the UN 1900 - 1965
Putting First Things (1960)
„How lucky, if they know their happiness,
Are farmers, more than lucky, they for whom,
Far from the clash of arms, the earth herself,
Most fair in dealing, freely lavishes
An easy livelihood.“
— Virgil Ancient Roman poet -70 - -19 a.C.
Book II, lines 458–460 (tr. L. P. Wilkinson)
— Nicholas Sparks, Message in a Bottle
— Joseph Addison politician, writer and playwright 1672 - 1719
Context: My voice is still for war. Gods! Can a Roman senate long debate Which of the two to choose, slavery or death? No, let us rise at once, Gird on our swords, and, At the head of our remaining troops, attack the foe, Break through the thick array of his throng'd legions, And charge home upon him. Perhaps some arm, more lucky than the rest, May reach his heart, and free the world from bondage. Act II, scene i.
„I wanna be high, so high.
I wanna be free to know
The things I do are right.
I wanna be free,
Just me, babe!
That's why I'm easy.
I'm easy like Sunday morning.“
— Lionel Richie American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer and actor 1949
„I have a dream!
To be free at last!
Free at last!
Free at last.
And if a man has nothing to die for,
Then his life is worth nothing.“
— Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968
„Nothing of value is free. It is very easy, Mr. Chairman, to convince people that it is in their best interest to give away somebody else's property for nothing, but even the most guileless among us know that this is a cave of illusion where commonsense is lured and then quietly strangled.“
— Jack Valenti President of the MPAA 1921 - 2007