Freedom Is a Fragile Thing

Ronald Reagan: Those who have known freedom then lost it, have never known it again.

“Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom and then lost it have never known it again.”
Ronald Reagan – from First Inaugural Address as 33rd Governor of California