"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.