Freedom is the most contagious virus, the universal solvent, the irresistible tide.
Freedom is the moisture that penetrates, the air that pervades, the light that shines.
This world is born free and cannot be forever chained. Freedom seeps in through the very cracks. It need not be articulated. It is seen in a smile and sent in a gesture.
No regime can prevent the sudden recognition, the sudden explosion of freedom. No despot can so regulate life that freedom will not rise up spontaneously through the nearest crevice. To root out freedom, a dictator must pull up life.
Freedom is our natural state. It’s who we are and who we always shall be.
This world shall breathe free. It shall speak free. It shall realize itself in freedom.
No force on Earth is powerful enough to take away our freedom – not forever, not even for long. No civilization that controlled and oppressed its people has survived or will survive in its present form – not Egypt, Rome, or Germany, not Russia, China, or Japan, not Britain, France, or America.
A house divided against itself cannot stand. And a society that mistreats its citizens will not last. No amount of money, clubs, or chains can change this situation. No one who fails to learn the lesson of freedom will ever find rest.