Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Merdeka - It's In Our Heart and Our Action

"No man can put a chain about the ankle of his fellow man without at last finding the other end fastened about his own neck"
~ Frederick Douglass, speech, Civil Rights Mass Meeting, Washington, D.C., 1883

"We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it"
~ William Faulkner

"Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed - else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die"
~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

"In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved"
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

"There are two freedoms - the false, where a man is free to do what he likes; the true, where he is free to do what he ought"
~ Charles Kingsley

The best song to express my feelings on this 53rd Merdeka would be Whitney Houston's "One Moment in Time", the official song for Seoul '88 Olympic Game.

1 comment:

joshua wong said...

Hi Fi-sha

Loved the Whitney Houston song, and the quotes.

Allow me to add another.

"Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience." ~ Howard Zinn.

You have a good week ahead :)