"Liberty is the soul's right to breathe and,
when it cannot take a long breath,
laws are girdled too tight."
by:
Rev. Henry Ward Beecher
(1813-1887) US Abolitionist & clergyman
Source:
Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit, 1887
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Excellent! Well said.
 -- KS, Queensbury,NY.     
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     -- Anonymous      
    Sadly, a "long breath" has not been legal for at least three generations. God help us.
     -- NW, Kalamazoo, MI     
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     -- Tom, Boston      
    Astonishing.
     -- Luca Raimondi, Carpaneto Piacentino, Italy.     
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