Quotes from a U.S. Passport

The last time I traveled outside the U.S. was longer than I care to admit.  I need a new passport as I don’t look the way I did way back when I hardly smiled (wait, I still do that).  I don’t remember quotes on my old one, but they did put quotes on most of the pages of current passports issued in the U.S.  I decided to type them up and share them. 


“The principle of free governments adheres to the American soil.  It is bedded in it, immovable as its mountain.” -Daniel Webster-

“Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair.” -George Washington-

“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that amount these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” -excerpt from the Declaration of Independence-

“We have a great dream.  It started way back in 1776, and God grant that America will be true to her dream.” -Martin Luther King, Jr-

“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty.” -John F. Kennedy-

“This is a new nation, based on a mighty continent, of boundless possibilities.” -Theodore Roosevelt-

“Whatever America hopes to bring to pass int eh world must first come to pass in the heart of America.” -Dwight D. Eisenhower-

“For this is what American is all about.  It is the uncrossed desert and the unclimbed ridge.  It is the star that is not reached and the harvest sleeping in the unplowed ground.  Is our world gone?  We say “Farewell.”  Is a new world coming?  We welcome it – and we will bend it to the hopes of man.” -Lyndon B. Johnson-

“May God continue the unity of our country as the railroad unites the two great oceans of the world.” -inscribed on the Golden Spike, Promontory Point, 1869-

“We send thanks to the Animal life in the world.  They have many things to teach us as people.  We are glad they are still here and we hope it will always be so.” -Excerpt from the Thanksgiving Address, Mohawk version-

“The cause of freedom is not the cause of a race or a sect, a party or a class – it is the cause of humankind, the very birthright of humanity.” -Anna Julia Cooper-


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