Liberty Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Liberty

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But on the other hand government takes away a certain amount of liberty and in some countries it takes away all of liberty. And it will, everywhere, if people who fight government do not fight government any longer.
~By William Kunstler ~


But we know that the very God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time. And sometimes we're called upon to defend both life and liberty - God's blessings to Americans, and indeed, to all of His creation.
~By Sonny Perdue ~


That a man be willing, when others are so too, as far forth as for peace and defence of himself he shall think it necessary, to lay down this right to all things; and be contented with so much liberty against other men, as he would allow other men against himself.
~By Thomas Hood ~


The two principles referred to are Authority and Liberty, and the names of the two schools of Socialistic thought which fully and unreservedly represent one or the other of them are, respectively, State Socialism and Anarchism.
~By Benjamin Tucker ~


Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.
~By John Milton ~


Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.
~By John Adams ~


Indians today are governed by two different ideologies. Their political ideal set in the preamble of the Constitution affirms a life of liberty, equality and fraternity. Their social ideal embodied in their religion denies them.
~By B. R. Ambedkar ~


But while human liberty has engaged the attention of the enlightened, and enlisted the feelings of the generous of all civilized nations, may we not enquire if this liberty has been rightly understood?
~By Francis Wright ~


If Nixon is not forced to turn over tapes of his conversations with the ring of men who were conversing on their violations of the law, then liberty will soon be dead in this nation.
~By Earl Warren ~


When people contend for their liberty they seldom get anything for their victory, but new masters.
~By Edward F. Halifax ~


Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty and dies with chaos.
~By Will Durant ~


What, Sir, is the use of a militia? It is to prevent the establishment of a standing army, the bane of liberty. Whenever governments mean to invade the rights and liberties of the people, they always attempt to destroy the militia, in order to raise an army upon their ruins.
~By Elbridge Gerry ~


As liberty and intelligence have increased the people have more and more revolted against the theological dogmas that contradict common sense and wound the tenderest sensibilities of the soul.
~By Catharine Beecher ~


The splendid empire of Charles the Fifth was erected upon the grave of liberty.
~By John Lothrop Motley ~


While democracy must have its organization and controls, its vital breath is individual liberty.
~By Charles Evans Hughes ~


As we continue to fight the war on terror, we express our gratitude to our troops whose valor over the last three years provided freedom to the Iraqis, while protecting our liberty here at home.
~By Tim Murphy ~


We are all of us the worse for too much liberty.
~By Terence ~


Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.
~By Alexis de Tocqueville ~


There is nothing with which it is so dangerous to take liberties as liberty itself.
~By Andre Breton ~


Most people want security in this world, not liberty.
~By H. L. Mencken ~


The life and liberty and property and happiness of the common man throughout the world are at the absolute mercy of a few persons whom he has never seen, involved in complicated quarrels that he has never heard of.
~By Gilbert Murray ~


And you have to remember that I came to America as an immigrant. You know, on a ship, through the Statue of Liberty. And I saw that skyline, not just as a representation of steel and concrete and glass, but as really the substance of the American Dream.
~By Daniel Libeskind ~


Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable.
~By Daniel Webster ~


I am not unconscious of the persuasive power exerted by these considerations to drag men along in the current; but I am not at liberty to travel that road.
~By Benjamin F. Wade ~


There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.
~By Alexander Hamilton ~


The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right.
~By Learned Hand ~


It is essential that all Americans take the time to honor and remember those individuals who gave their lives in defense of our liberty.
~By Charles Schumer ~


I would rather belong to a poor nation that was free than to a rich nation that had ceased to be in love with liberty.
~By Woodrow Wilson ~


Perhaps it is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged to provisions against danger, real or pretended, from abroad.
~By James Madison ~


But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.
~By Edmund Burke ~


The survival of liberty in our land increasingly depends on the success of liberty in other lands. The best hope for peace in our world is the expansion of freedom in all the world.
~By Bill Frist ~


Civil liberty is the status of the man who is guaranteed by law and civil institutions the exclusive employment of all his own powers for his own welfare.
~By William Graham Sumner ~


Inequality is as dear to the American heart as liberty itself.
~By William Dean Howells ~


Liberty is to the collective body, what health is to every individual body. Without health no pleasure can be tasted by man; without liberty, no happiness can be enjoyed by society.
~By Henry St. John ~


I have always compared our traditions of liberty, like those of Abraham Lincoln and Ho Chi Minh.
~By Hanoi Hannah ~


Will you permit the sacred fire of liberty, brought by your fathers from the venerable temples of Britain, to be quenched and trodden out on the simple altars they have raised?
~By Joseph Howe ~


The desire for security must be balanced with our regard for liberty.
~By Samuel Schmid ~


Liberty, as it is conceived by current opinion, has nothing inherent about it; it is a sort of gift or trust bestowed on the individual by the state pending good behavior.
~By Mary McCarthy ~


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.
~By Archibald MacLeish ~


Where there is no law, but every man does what is right in his own eyes, there is the least of liberty.
~By Henry Martyn Robert ~


The loss of liberty which must attend being a wife was of all things the most horrible to my imagination.
~By Sarah Fielding ~


The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave.
~By Thomas Jefferson ~


Learned Institutions ought to be favorite objects with every free people. They throw that light over the public mind which is the best security against crafty and dangerous encroachments on the public liberty.
~By James Madison ~


If one is going to err, one should err on the side of liberty and freedom.
~By Kofi Annan ~


When liberty returns, I will return.
~By Victor Hugo ~


I do believe very much in the idea of unexpected or "convulsive" beauty - beauty in the service of liberty.
~By Jeff Vandermeer ~


The act of voting by ordinary Iraqis in the face of extreme danger confirms President Bush's belief that people around the globe, when given a chance, will choose liberty and democracy over enslavement and tyranny.
~By John Ensign ~


Courage is what preserves our liberty, safety, life, and our homes and parents, our country and children. Courage comprises all things.
~By Plautus ~


I weep for the liberty of my country when I see at this early day of its successful experiment that corruption has been imputed to many members of the House of Representatives, and the rights of the people have been bartered for promises of office.
~By Andrew Jackson ~


As soon as liberty is complete it dies in anarchy.
~By Will Durant ~


Order without liberty and liberty without order are equally destructive.
~By Theodore Roosevelt ~


So what is so strange about saying I want Barack Obama to fail if his mission is to reconstruct and reform this nation so that capitalism and individual liberty are not its foundation? I want the country to survive. I want the country to succeed.
~By Rush Limbaugh ~


Equality, rightly understood as our founding fathers understood it, leads to liberty and to the emancipation of creative differences; wrongly understood, as it has been so tragically in our time, it leads first to conformity and then to despotism.
~By Barry Goldwater ~


Liberty is the right of every man to be honest, to think and to speak without hypocrisy.
~By Jose Marti ~


Liberty consists in the power of doing that which is permitted by the law.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~


The more liberty you give away the more you will have.
~By Robert Green Ingersoll ~


It appears first, that liberty is a natural, and government an adventitious right, because all men were originally free.
~By Thomas Clarkson ~


America, 5 years after this brutal attack, is testament that a Nation conceived in liberty and equality will endure. It is a triumph of millions of Americans but it is also the triumph of an idea larger than any one person, larger than any one nation.
~By Nick Rahall ~


When men yield up the privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon.
~By Thomas Paine ~


Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.
~By Thomas Jefferson ~


Man is free; yet we must not suppose that he is at liberty to do everything he pleases, for he becomes a slave the moment he allows his actions to be ruled by passion.
~By Giacomo Casanova ~


Today is a celebration of hope for the Iraqi people. The Iraqi people can now take control of their government and their future by creating a society that protects the rights endowed to us by our creator - life, liberty and freedom.
~By Jim DeMint ~


Honest discussions - even and perhaps especially on topics about which we disagree - can help us resist hypocrisy and arrogance. They can also help us live up to the basic ideals, such as liberty and justice for all, on which our country was founded.
~By David E. Price ~


We must be both more conservative and more liberal than most students of Christian worship: conservative in holding exclusively to God's commands in Scripture as our rule of worship, and liberal in defending the liberty of those who apply those.
~By John Frame ~


The right of conscience and private judgment is unalienable, and it is truly the interest of all mankind to unite themselves into one body for the liberty, free exercise, and unmolested enjoyment of this right.
~By Ezra Stiles ~


If you're writing a book that takes place in New York in the moment, you can't not write about 9-11; you can't not integrate it. My main character's view is the Statue of Liberty and the Trade Center. It doesn't have to take over, but it has to be acknowledged.
~By Richard Price ~


It is harder to preserve than to obtain liberty.
~By John C. Calhoun ~


IT has been observed by several gentlemen, in vindication of this motion, that if it should be carried, neither my life, liberty, nor estate will be affected.
~By Robert Walpole ~


Well, we can't afford blindness anymore. There are tens of thousands of thugs who loathe liberty and love death, and want to annihilate Western civilization.
~By Tony Snow ~


Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master.
~By Sallust ~


Among a people generally corrupt liberty cannot long exist.
~By Edmund Burke ~


He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.
~By Thomas Paine ~


Of all the enemies of public liberty, war is perhaps the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other.
~By James Madison ~


The spirit of Ubuntu, that once led Haiti to emerge as the first independent black nation in 1804, helped Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador attain liberty, and inspired our forefathers to shed their blood for the United States' independence, cannot die. Today, this spirit of solidarity must and will empower all of us to rebuild Haiti.
~By Jean-Bertrand Aristide ~


I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast.
~By Viktor E. Frankl ~


Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.
~By Henry David Thoreau ~


It is not the fact of liberty but the way in which liberty is exercised that ultimately determines whether liberty itself survives.
~By Dorothy Thompson ~


Man's liberty ends, and it ought to end, when that liberty becomes the curse of its neighbors.
~By Frederic William Farrar ~


Social order at the expense of liberty is hardly a bargain.
~By Marquis de Sade ~


I will not nullify, I will not secede, but I will under sovereign State authority fight in the Union another revolutionary conflict for civil liberty, and a Union which will defend it.
~By Henry A. Wise ~


Do we exert our own liberties without injury to others - we exert them justly; do we exert them at the expense of others - unjustly. And, in thus doing, we step from the sure platform of liberty upon the uncertain threshold of tyranny.
~By Frances Wright ~


Having federal officials, whether judges, bureaucrats, or congressmen, impose a new definition of marriage on the people is an act of social engineering profoundly hostile to liberty.
~By Ron Paul ~


I feel constricted if I become too much aware of the act of making. Liberty is lost and instead of an instinctual lyrical expression the whole thing becomes arid.
~By William Scott ~


Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty.
~By Plato ~


The ancients understood the regulation of power better than the regulation of liberty.
~By Edward Dahlberg ~


I say, traitors; as some men live upon the reward of treachery, for their quiet and liberty; if it may be called a liberty, as it is redeemed with the betraying of the interest of Christ, and the blood of His people.
~By Donald Cargill ~


A free spirit takes liberties even with liberty itself.
~By Francis Picabia ~


For now more than ever, we must keep in the forefront of our minds the fact that whenever we take away the liberties of those we hate, we are opening the way to loss of liberty for those we love.
~By Wendell Willkie ~


Do people really want liberty, equality, fraternity? Is it not some manner of speaking?
~By Krzysztof Kieslowski ~


I have watched patients stand and gaze longingly toward the city they in all likelihood will never enter again. It means liberty and life; it seems so near, and yet heaven is not further from hell.
~By Nellie Bly ~


I've always had a strong feeling for the Statue of Liberty, because it became the statue of my personal liberty.
~By David Antin ~


Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: First a right to life, secondly to liberty, and thirdly to property; together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can.
~By Samuel Adams ~


The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness which the ambitious call, and the ignorant believe to be liberty.
~By Fisher Ames ~


A mind at liberty to reflect on its own observations, if it produce nothing useful to the world, seldom fails of entertainment to itself.
~By George Berkeley ~


We believe, as our founders did, that 'the pursuit of happiness' depends upon individual liberty; and individual liberty requires limited government.
~By Paul Ryan ~


For scholarship - if it is to be scholarship - requires, in addition to liberty, that the truth take precedence over all sectarian interests, including self-interest.
~By John Charles Polanyi ~


Liberty is the most precious gift we offer our citizens.
~By Tom Ridge ~


Every one of our greatest national treasures, our liberty, enterprise, vitality, wealth, military power, global authority, flow from a surprising source: our ability to give thanks.
~By Tony Snow ~


It is our happiness to live under the government of a PRINCE who is satisfied with ruling according to law; as every other good prince will - We enjoy under his administration all the liberty that is proper and expedient for us.
~By Jonathan Mayhew ~


The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on Earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man, but only to have the law of nature for his rule.
~By Samuel Adams ~

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