Bastille Day Quotes

"The White House is the finest prison in the world."
- Harry S Truman

"Prejudices are what fools use for reason."
- Voltaire, French philosopher, 1694-1778

"Two men look out through the same bars:
One sees the mud, and one sees the stars."
- Frederick Langbridge

"One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny."
- Bertrand Russell

"No dictator, no invader, can hold an imprisoned population by force of arms forever. There is no greater power in the universe than the need for freedom. Against that power, governments and tyrants and armies cannot stand."
- J. Michael Straczynski

"Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains or slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take but as for me; give me liberty or give me death!"
- Patrick Henry

"Alexis de Tocqueville, French historian & political scientist, 1805-1859
History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies."
- Alexis de Tocqueville, French historian & political scientist, 1805-1859

"The longer we dwell on our misfortunes the greater is their power to harm us."
- Voltaire, French philosopher, 1694-1778

"Behind every great fortune there is a crime."
- Honore de Balzac (1799-1850) French writer

"A mother who is really a mother is never free."
- Honore de Balzac (1799-1850) French writer

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