Five thoughts for Freedom Day

Photo: Katrin Link for Fotolia.com

Photo: Katrin Link for Fotolia.com

For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.

– Nelson Mandela, former South African president 

 

Election Day 1994 (Photo: AP)

Election Day 1994 (Photo: AP)

Do not allow to slip away from you freedoms the people who came before you won with such hard knocks.

– DH Lawrence (1885 – 1930) English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, critic and painter 

(Photo: Sedibeng/Daily Maverick)

(Photo: Sedibeng/Daily Maverick)


You can protect your liberties in this world only by protecting the other man’s freedom. You can be free only if I am free.

-Clarence S. Darrow (1857 – 1938) American lawyer

South African inmates (Photo: SABC)

South African inmates (Photo: SABC)

Freedom and justice cannot be parcelled out in pieces to suit political convenience. I don’t believe you can stand for freedom for one group of people and deny it to others.

– Coretta Scott King (April  27, 1927 – January 30, 2006) American civil rights activist

Daveyton residents protest against police brutality earlier this year. (Photo: Muntu Vilakazi for City Press)

Daveyton residents protest against police brutality earlier this year. (Photo: Muntu Vilakazi for City Press)

Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it.

– Pericles (c. 495 – 429 BC) Greek statesman, general and orator

Source: Brainy Quote, Proverbia

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