Letters to the West

seven years in Tibet-in-Exile (and counting …)

Giving up our lives …

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure.”
Helen Keller – American writer and activist, deaf, dumb, and blind from age of 19 months.

“They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security.”
Benjamin Franklin – American writer and activist, co-founder of the principles on which the United States of America is (was?) based.

There are people still fighting for their liberty …

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter, and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”
Abraham Lincoln- http://www.antiwar.com/quotes.php

It is not the fact of liberty but the way in which liberty is exercised that ultimately determines whether liberty itself survives.
~Dorothy Thompson- http://www.antiwar.com/quotes.php

How far can you go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without?
~Dwight D. Eisenhower- http://www.antiwar.com/quotes.php

Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.
~Adolph Hitler- http://www.antiwar.com/quotes.php

The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.
~Albert Einstein- http://www.antiwar.com/quotes.php

The deterioration of every government begins with the decay of the principles on which it was founded.
~Charles-Louis De Secondat – http://www.antiwar.com/quotes.php

Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.
~William Pitt – http://www.antiwar.com/quotes.php

You cannot win a War on Terrorism. It’s like having a war on jealousy.
~David Cross- http://www.antiwar.com/quotes.php

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