"The cause of freedom is not the cause of a race or a sect, a party or a class-it is the cause of human kind, the very birthright of humanity."
"Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged."Anna Julia Cooper on Ronald Reagan
"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."Anna Julia Cooper on Nelson Mandela
"If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom."Anna Julia Cooper on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do."Anna Julia Cooper on Robert A. Heinlein
"Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err."Anna Julia Cooper on Mahatma Gandhi
"One needs occasionally to stand aside from the hum and rush of human interests and passions to hear the voices of God."
"Each is under the most sacred obligation not to squander the material committed to him, not to sap his strength in folly and vice, and to see at the least that he delivers a product worthy the labor and cost which have been expended on him."
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