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Quotes of the Day for 1 February 2001 – Freedom

Abraham Lincoln signed the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution on this day in 1865, it was ratified in December of the same year. As important as this event was, and it is observed as National Freedom Day, freedom can't be provided by a stroke of the pen, in fact it must be fought for at all times.

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The quotes:

If a nation or an individual values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom; and the irony is that if it is comfort or money it values more, it will lose that too.
     - W. Somerset Maugham

Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.
     - William Pitt

The basic test of freedom is perhaps less in what we are free to do than in what we are free not to do.
     - Eric Hoffer

You should never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and liberty.
     - Henrik Ibsen

In America, through pressure of conformity, there is freedom of choice, but nothing to choose from.
     - Peter Ustinov

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