Flourishing only in free air…


Flourishing only in free air...

“I believe that liberty is the only genuinely valuable thing that men have invented, at least in the field of government, in a thousand years. I believe that it is better to be free than to be not free, even when the former is dangerous and the latter safe. I believe that the finest qualities of man can flourish only in free air – that progress made under the shadow of the policeman’s club is false progress, and of no permanent value. I believe that any man who takes the liberty of another into his keeping is bound to become a tyrant, and that any man who yields up his liberty, in however slight the measure, is bound to become a slave.” – Henry Louis Mencken (1880 – 1956), Journalist and Social Critic.

Model: 13-year old Renan Alberto Miguel Alves, member of the Grupo Cultural Beija-Flor (Capoeira)

Taken with Canon Powershot S300

Posted by carf on 2005-09-28 23:47:06

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