"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." John Quincy Adams
"Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility. For the person who is unwilling to grow up, the person who does not want to carry his own weight, this is a frightening prospect." -- Eleanor Roosevelt
"America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand." -- Harry S. Truman
"All great change in America begins at the dinner table." -- Ronald Reagan
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.” -- Ronald Reagan
“Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.” -- Thomas Jefferson
“Posterity — you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it.” John Quincy Adams
“A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil.” Grover Cleveland
“The American, by nature, is optimistic. He is experimental, an inventor and a builder who builds best when called upon to build greatly.” John F. Kennedy
“Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable – a most sacred right – a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world.” Abraham Lincoln
“America is a Nation with a mission – and that mission comes from our most basic beliefs. We have no desire to dominate, no ambitions of empire. Our aim is a democratic peace – a peace founded upon the dignity and rights of every man and woman.” George W. Bush
"The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty." James Madison
“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” Benjamin Franklin, Memoirs of the life & writings of Benjamin Franklin
“Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.” Abraham Lincoln.
“When the people fear the government there is tyranny, when the government fears the people there is liberty.” John Basil Barnhill.
“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” George Orwell.
“My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.” Adlai Stevenson, speech, Detroit, 1952.
“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.
“Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.” -- Benjamin Franklin
"A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way." -John C. Maxwell
"Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us." - Wilma Rudolph
"The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression." - W.E.B. Du Bois