"We are as ..." Quote of Archibald MacLeish

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

We are as great as our belief in human liberty—no greater. And our belief in human liberty is only ours when it is larger than ourselves.

Archibald MacLeish
Archibald MacLeish (1892-1982), U.S. poet. repr. As "The Ghost of Thomas Jefferson" in Riders on Earth (1978). "Now Let Us Address the Main Question: Bicentennial of What?" New York Times (July 3, 1976).