Inscribed on jade green carraralike glass plaques are
excerpts from works of great American statesmen:
Our defense is in the spirit which prized liberty as
the heritage of all men, in all lands everywhere. Destroy this spirit
and you have planted the seeds of despotism at your own doors.
Liberty is the air America breathes . . . In the
future days, which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world
founded upon four essential freedoms . . . freedom of speech and
expression . . . freedom of worship . . . freedom from want . . .
freedom from fear .
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
I would rather belong to a poor nation that was free
than to a rich nation that had ceased to be in love with liberty.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a
little safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life,
if freedom fail?
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
The freedom and happiness of man . . . are the sole
objects of all legitimate government.
Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the
LEVITICUS, XXV, 10.
Inscribed on the Liberty Bell,
Independence Hall, Philadelphia, Pa. The original source of the
quotations is Laviticus, third book of the Old Testament.