Liberty Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Liberty

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Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end.
~By Lord Acton ~


If I have freedom in my love, And in my soul am free, - Angels alone that soar above, Enjoy such liberty.
~By Richard Lovelace ~


This is not a contest between persons. The humblest citizen in all the land, when clad in the armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of error. I come to you in defense of a cause as holy as the cause of liberty - the cause of humanity.
~By William Jennings Bryan ~


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


The approach of liberty makes even an old man brave.
~By Lucius Annaeus Seneca ~


The highest political buzz word is not liberty, equality, fraternity or solidarity; it is service.
~By Arthur Hugh Clough ~


I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
~By Voltairine de Cleyre ~


The revolutionary government is the despotism of liberty against tyranny.
~By Georg Buchner ~


Give me liberty or give me death.
~By Patrick Henry ~


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 ~


Liberty is a great celestial Goddess, strong, beneficent, and austere, and she can never descend upon a nation by the shouting of crowds, nor by arguments of unbridled passion, nor by the hatred of class against class.
~By Annie Besant ~


What a curious phenomenon it is that you can get men to die for the liberty of the world who will not make the little sacrifice that is needed to free themselves from their own individual bondage.
~By Bruce Barton ~


Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
~By Barry Goldwater ~


They who are in the highest places, and have the most power, have the least liberty, because they are the most observed.
~By John Tillotson ~


In Nicaragua, liberty, equality and the rule of law were the stuff of dreams. But in Paris I discovered the value of those words.
~By Bianca Jagger ~


We need international support so that our people live a life of normality, of dignity, of liberty and freedom. I hope that our cry for freedom may be heard.
~By Mahmoud Abbas ~


In every man there is an instinctive and passionate reaction if his person or liberty is attacked.
~By Arthur Keith ~


The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression.
~By W. E. B. Du Bois ~


This young century will be liberty's century.
~By George W. Bush ~


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 ~


This nation was conceived in liberty and dedicated to the principle - among others - that honest men may honestly disagree; that if they all say what they think, a majority of the people will be able to distinguish truth from error.
~By Elmer Davis ~


Standing, as I believe the United States stands for humanity and civilization, we should exercise every influence of our great country to put a stop to that war which is now raging in Cuba and give to that island once more peace, liberty, and independence.
~By Henry Cabot Lodge ~


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


Our country may be likened to a new house. We lack many things, but we possess the most precious of all - liberty!
~By James Monroe ~


If you think of 'Liberty Valance' or 'The Searchers,' there are moments in there that you'll never, ever forget... And it does not matter what century you are from.
~By Kevin Costner ~


But freedom, liberty, is an attribute of the soul and it may exist even when the body is in bondage.
~By Ralph A. Cram ~


It should be remarked that, as the principle of liberty is better understood, and more nobly interpreted, a broader protest is made in behalf of women. As men become aware that few have had a fair chance, they are inclined to say that no women have had a fair chance.
~By Margaret Fuller ~


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 ~


Liberty for wolves is death to the lambs.
~By Isaiah Berlin ~


Just as the strength of the Internet is chaos, so the strength of our liberty depends upon the chaos and cacophony of the unfettered speech the First Amendment protects.
~By Judge Dalzell ~


The grandest thing has been the lifting up of the gates and the opening of the doors to the women of America, giving liberty to twenty-seven million women, thus opening to them a new and larger life and a higher ideal.
~By Olympia Brown ~


Like bones to the human body, the axle to the wheel, the wing to the bird, and the air to the wing, so is liberty the essence of life. Whatever is done without it is imperfect.
~By Jose Marti ~


He who desires to worship God must harbor no childish illusions about the matter but bravely renounce his liberty and humanity.
~By Mikhail Bakunin ~


In the early centuries of Islam, the great schools of Islamic jurisprudence were built upon the above principles. Basic to all their legal systems they developed the doctrine that liberty is the fundamental basis of law.
~By Aly Khan ~


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 ~


Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
~By George Bernard Shaw ~


Libertarians recognize the inevitable pluralism of the modern world and for that reason assert that individual liberty is at least part of the common good.
~By Tom G. Palmer ~


For me, socialism has always been about liberty and solidarity, but also about responsibility.
~By Jacques Delors ~


The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty.
~By Woodrow Wilson ~


Liberty will not descend to a people; a people must raise themselves to liberty; it is a blessing that must be earned before it can be enjoyed.
~By Charles Caleb Colton ~


When we say that the persistence of competition is ensured by fate, we mean that individual freedom is so guaranteed. The one thing to which fate binds us is liberty.
~By John Bates Clark ~


It is his restraint that is honorable to a person, not their liberty.
~By John Ruskin ~


The effect of liberty to individuals is that they may do what they please: we ought to see what it will please them to do, before we risk congratulations.
~By Edmund Burke ~


One of the qualities of liberty is that, as long as it is being striven after, it goes on expanding. Therefore, the man who stands in the midst of the struggle and says, "I have it," merely shows by doing so that he has just lost it.
~By Henrik Ibsen ~


By nature all men are equal in liberty, but not in other endowments.
~By Thomas Aquinas ~


I pledge allegiance to the Christian flag, and to the Savior, for whose Kingdom it stands, one Savior, crucified, risen, and coming again, with life and liberty for all who believe.
~By Dan Quayle ~


Liberty exists in proportion to wholesome restraint.
~By Daniel Webster ~


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 ~


Toleration and liberty are the foundations of a great republic.
~By Frank Lloyd Wright ~


Indian religion has always felt that since the minds, the temperaments and the intellectual affinities of men are unlimited in their variety, a perfect liberty of thought and of worship must be allowed to the individual in his approach to the Infinite.
~By Sri Aurobindo ~


Liberty means responsibility. That's why most men dread it.
~By Antonio de Mendoza ~


We stand in the shadow of Jefferson who believed that a society founded upon the rule of law and liberty was dependent upon public education and the diffusion of knowledge.
~By Matt Blunt ~


We remain in Iraq because we know that sometimes liberty needs some nursing before it can grow on its own.
~By Virginia Foxx ~


Life and liberty can be as much endangered from illegal methods used to convict those thought to be criminals as from the actual criminals themselves.
~By Earl Warren ~


Realizing that they can't get their agenda across: against religious liberty, against a culture of life, they can't get those issues across through the legislature, as people respond and their elected officials represent them, so they attempt to do it through the courts.
~By Rod Parsley ~


Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.
~By George Washington ~


God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it.
~By Daniel Webster ~


And when they do spin out of control there are important ramifications that affect America, not just its direct national interest but its broader interests as a nation which has thought of itself as a beacon to other nations, of freedom, liberty, democracy, whatever.
~By John Pomfret ~


The American flag is an enduring symbol of liberty, democracy, and justice. It is fitting that the House act to protect it as we approach our nation's birthday, and as our men and women in uniform rally behind it in Iraq's battlefields.
~By Joe Barton ~


I don't see any justification for the federal government owning land, other than the Statue of Liberty and maybe a few parks, maybe a few refuges. But to just own land to do nothing with it I think is a disservice to the Constitution.
~By Don Young ~


We have been taught to regard a representative of the people as a sentinel on the watch-tower of liberty.
~By Daniel Webster ~


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


Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
~By Abraham Lincoln ~


With the blessings of liberty, we have responsibilities to defend it.
~By Michael Reagan ~


If vice and corruption prevail, liberty cannot subsist; but if virtue have the advantage, arbitrary power cannot be established.
~By Algernon Sidney ~


Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as a heritage of all men, in all lands, everywhere. Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of despotism around your own doors.
~By Abraham Lincoln ~


The terrorist attacks upon our country changed the way that we live forever and provided us with a cruel reminder that freedom and liberty have a price.
~By Jo Ann Davis ~


The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in the insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding.
~By Louis D. Brandeis ~


I prefer liberty to chains of diamonds.
~By Mary Wortley Montagu ~


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 ~


Liberty is the right of doing whatever the laws permit.
~By Charles de Secondat ~


He has no right to his life when his duty calls him to resign it. Other men are bound... to deprive him of life or liberty, if that should appear in any case to be indispensably necessary to prevent a greater evil.
~By William Godwin ~


Our armed forces will fight for peace in Iraq, a peace built on more secure foundations than are found today in the Middle East. Even more important, they will fight for two human conditions of even greater value than peace: liberty and justice.
~By John McCain ~


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


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


Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
~By Simone Weil ~


Others indeed may talk, and write, and fight about liberty, and make an outward pretence to it; but the free-thinker alone is truly free.
~By George Berkeley ~


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


It is not necessary to argue to those for whom I write that the two great needs of mankind, that all men may be lifted up into the light of the highest Christian civilization, are, first, a pure, spiritual Christianity, and second, civil liberty.
~By Josiah Strong ~


Show me the country that has no strikes and I'll show you the country in which there is no liberty.
~By Samuel Gompers ~


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 ~


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


All mankind... being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions.
~By John Locke ~


Political liberty, the peace of a nation, and science itself are gifts for which Fate demands a heavy tax in blood!
~By Honore De Balzac ~


Today, we stand as a united country and are much closer to the ideals set forth in our Constitution 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.
~By Jim Ryun ~


I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
~By Barry Goldwater ~


The higher your station, the less your liberty.
~By Sallust ~


Our homeland is the whole world. Our law is liberty. We have but one thought, revolution in our hearts.
~By Dario Fo ~


For what is liberty but the unhampered translation of will into act?
~By Cyril Connolly ~


There is no liberty, if the power of judging be not separated from the legislative and executive powers.
~By Henry Middleton ~


We can be proud of our record as an international beacon of liberty. From fostering democracies in Eastern Europe to the stabilization of Iraq and Afghanistan, we have been true to that calling and helped spread freedom to oppressed peoples everywhere.
~By Kay Bailey Hutchison ~


Liberty doesn't work as well in practice as it does in speeches.
~By Will Rogers ~


Let us form one body, one heart, and defend to the last warrior our country, our homes, our liberty, and the graves of our fathers.
~By Tecumseh ~


American and Israel share a special bond. Our relationship is unique among all nations. Like America, Israel is a strong democracy, a symbol of freedom, and an oasis of liberty, a home to the oppressed and persecuted.
~By William J. Clinton ~


I would rather not be a king than to forfeit my liberty.
~By Phaedrus ~


If I may take the liberty to speak for science at least, today his name and his prizes are without a peer in the world. He not only elevates science but he influences it as well.
~By Melvin Calvin ~


The desire for liberty has also made itself felt as struggle against domestic tyranny or arbitrary rule.
~By Emily Greene Balch ~


Make your educational laws strict and your criminal ones can be gentle; but if you leave youth its liberty you will have to dig dungeons for ages.
~By Michel de Montaigne ~


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 ~


All government, of course, is against liberty.
~By H. L. Mencken ~

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