Since Nov 25, 2000
"Freedom from Fear is a basic human right. We need to reassert our right to live free from fear with greater confidence and determination than ever before here in New York City across America and around the World. With one clear voice, unanimously, we need to say that we will not give in to terrorism.
Surrounded by our friends of every faith, we know that this is not a clash of civilizations; it is a conflict between murderers and humanity.
This is not a question of retaliation or revenge. It is a matter of justice leading to peace. The only acceptable result is the complete and total eradication of terrorism."
-- Rudy Giuliani - October 2,2001 - Speech at the UN
"Our war against terror is a contest of will in which perseverance is power. In the ruins of two towers, at the western wall of the Pentagon, on a field in Pennsylvania, this nation made a pledge, and we renew that pledge tonight: Whatever the duration of this struggle, and whatever the difficulties, we will not permit the triumph of violence in the affairs of men -- free people will set the course of history."-- President George W. Bush, State of the Union Address, January 28, 2003
"Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve." --George W. Bush Address to the US after hijack attacks on the US World Trade Centers and Pentagon, September 11, 2001
If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin." --Samuel Adams
"Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom, and then lost it, have never known it again." --Ronald Reagan
"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman." --Thomas Paine
"My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessing they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy. I confess I had no idea of it myself." -- Thomas Jefferson
"All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing."--Edmund Burke
"You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We can preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on Earth, or we can sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and children's children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done." --Ronald Reagan
"We, the people, are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts; not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow men who pervert the Constitution." --Abraham Lincoln
"Freedom from fear and injustice and oppression will be ours only in the measure that men who value such freedom are ready to sustain its possession -- to defend it against every thrust from within and without." --Dwight D. Eisenhower
quot;When the government fears the people there is liberty; when the people fear the government there is tyranny." --Thomas Jefferson
"Of the many things we have done to democracy in the past, the worst has been the indignity of taking it for granted." -- Max Lerner
"In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved." -- Franklin D. Roosevelt
"Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it." -- George Bernard Shaw
"Our reliance is in the love of liberty... Our defense is in the spirit which prizes liberty as the heritage of all men, in all lands everywhere." -- Abraham Lincoln
"You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it." --Margaret Thatcher