liberty – freedom

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.  ~Benjamin Franklin

I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.  ~James Madison,

men of good quality

Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company. George Washington

It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible. George Washington

Character and prayer

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. A. Lincoln

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
A. Lincoln

I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life. A. Lincoln

Freedom lives

Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed – else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.  ~Dwight D. Eisenhower

Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties. A. Lincoln