words matter

Words matter.  They are what move us.  They compel us to take action; to vote; to make change; to love; to fight; to go the distance; to believe; to defend; to be the difference.  Today, we have more words coming at us than ever imagined.  It’s easy for them to seem “less.”

So, we offer you moments of great substance — when words lived up to their purpose.

[blockquote text=’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 among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed’ quote_author=’Thomas Jefferson, the Declaration of Independence’ text_color=” width=” background_color=” border_color=”]

[blockquote text=’The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission.’ quote_author=’John F. Kennedy’ text_color=” width=” background_color=” border_color=”]

[blockquote text=’You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children (America), the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children’s children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done.’ quote_author=’Ronald Reagan’ text_color=” width=” background_color=” border_color=”]

[blockquote text=’I have answered the summons with a cannon shot, and our flag still waves proudly from the walls. I shall never surrender or retreat.’ quote_author=’William B. Travis, Alamo’ text_color=” width=” background_color=” border_color=”]

[blockquote text=’We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face… we must do that which we think we cannot.’ quote_author=’Eleanor Roosevelt’ text_color=” width=” background_color=” border_color=”]

[blockquote text=’When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, “Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!’ quote_author=’Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’ text_color=” width=” background_color=” border_color=”]

[blockquote text=’We here highly resolve these dead shall not have died in vain; that the nation, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people by the people for the people, shall not perish from the earth.’ quote_author=’Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address’ text_color=” width=” background_color=” border_color=”]

Fundamentally, we all want to be inspired.