Throughout history, Juneteenth has been known by many names: Jubilee Day, Freedom Day, Liberation Day, Emancipation Day and, today, a national holiday.
Becoming fearless isn’t the point. That’s impossible. It’s learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it. (“Divergent”)
Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind. (“A Room of One’s Own”)
A mother’s love liberates.
Every time a superior person who has position invades the rights and liberties and the dignity of an inferior person, he degrades himself, he retards and debases his own manhood when he does it.
The future must see the broadening of human rights throughout the world. People who have glimpsed freedom will never be content until they have secured it for themselves.
Democracy, freedom, human rights have come to have a definite meaning to the people of the world which we must not allow any nation to so change that they are made synonymous with suppression and dictatorship.
Courage, then, my countrymen; our contest is not only whether we ourselves shall be free, but whether there shall be left to mankind an asylum on earth for civil and religious liberty.
Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
The state has no business in the bedrooms of the nation.