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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1233
AUTHOR: Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–61)
QUOTATION: Happy are all free peoples, too strong to be dispossessed.But blessed are those among nations who dare to be strong for the rest!
ATTRIBUTION: ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING, “A Court Lady,” stanza 20, The Poetical Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, p. 418 (1974).