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Archibald MacLeish quotes (6)

What is freedom? Freedom is the right to choose: the right to create for oneself the alternatives of choice. Without the possibility of choice and the exercise of choice a man is not a man but a member an instrument a thing.
Archibald MacLeish   Category: Freedom

The dissenter is every human being at those moments of his life when he resigns momentarily from the herd and begins to think for himself.
Archibald MacLeish   Category: Dissent

There are those who will say that the liberation of humanity the freedom of man and mind is nothing but a dream. They are right. It is the American Dream.
Archibald MacLeish   Category: Unsorted

To see the earth as it truly is small and blue and beautiful in that eternal silence where it floats is to see riders on the earth together brothers on that bright loveliness in the eternal cold brothers who know now they are truly brothers.
Archibald MacLeish   Category: See

Races didnt bother the Americans. They were something a lot better than any race. They were a People. They were the first self-constituted self-declared self-created People in the history of the world.
Archibald MacLeish   Category: Ambition

Democracy is never a thing done. Democracy is always something that a nation must be doing. What is necessary now is one thing and one thing only ... that democracy become again democracy in action not democracy accomplished and piled up in goods and gold.
Archibald MacLeish   Category: Democracy