All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
What most clearly characterizes true freedom and its true employment is its misemployment.
It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.
Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
We came to realise - first with astonishment, then bitterness, and finally with indifference - that intellect apparently wasn't the most important thing... not ideas, but the system; not freedom, but drill. We had joined up with enthusiasm and with good will; but they did everything to knock that out of us.