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Man loves liberty, even if he does not know that he loves it. He is driven by it and flees from where it does not exist.
~By Jose Marti ~


When virtue is at liberty, so to some extent is vice.
~By Barbara Amiel ~


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


When the legislative and executive powers are united in the same person, or in the same body of magistrates, there can be no liberty; because apprehensions may arise, lest the same monarch or senate should enact tyrannical laws, to execute them in a tyrannical manner.
~By Charles de Secondat ~


There can be but little liberty on earth while men worship a tyrant in heaven.
~By Robert Green Ingersoll ~


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 ~


The bourgeois prefers comfort to pleasure, convenience to liberty, and a pleasant temperature to the deathly inner consuming fire.
~By Hermann Hesse ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


For the next century, the Republicans have agreed that we will promote the dignity and future of every individual by building a free society under a limited, accountable government that protects liberty, security and prosperity for a brighter American dream.
~By Todd Tiahrt ~


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


When you consider what Tony Blair was saying about liberty, human rights and that sort of thing, it would be terribly revolutionary to sell the speeches he and Jack Straw made in 1994.
~By Rory Bremner ~


Atlas was permitted the opinion that he was at liberty, if he wished, to drop the Earth and creep away; but this opinion was all that he was permitted.
~By Franz Kafka ~


It is not only our duty to America, but also to Ireland. We could not hope to succeed in our effort to make Ireland a Republic without the moral and material support of the liberty-loving citizens of these United States.
~By Thomas F. Meagher ~


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


Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.
~By Frank Herbert ~


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


Liberty is the prevention of control by others.
~By John Acton ~


When the American spirit was in its youth, the language of America was different: Liberty, sir, was the primary object.
~By Patrick Henry ~


Liberty, freedom and democracy are very fuzzy words, but human rights is very specific.
~By Joichi Ito ~


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 ~


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


In America the majority raises formidable barriers around the liberty of opinion; within these barriers an author may write what he pleases, but woe to him if he goes beyond them.
~By Alexis de Tocqueville ~


The key to the survival of liberty in the modern world is the embrace of multiple identities.
~By Timothy Garton Ash ~


If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.
~By George Orwell ~


Where there are too many policemen, there is no liberty. Where there are too many soldiers, there is no peace. Where there are too many lawyers, there is no justice.
~By Lin Yutang ~


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


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


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 ~


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


The internal effects of a mutable policy poisons the blessings of liberty itself.
~By James Madison ~


The proper balance between individual liberty and central authority is a very ancient problem.
~By Arthur Keith ~


Beware how you trifle with your marvelous inheritance, this great land of ordered liberty, for if we stumble and fall, freedom and civilization everywhere will go down in ruin.
~By Henry Cabot Lodge ~


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


They will sustain the constitution and laws and institutions of the United States, and be the champions of liberty and of that constitution when its integrity shall be threatened.
~By Lorenzo Snow ~


The shallow consider liberty a release from all law, from every constraint. The wise man sees in it, on the contrary, the potent Law of Laws.
~By Walt Whitman ~


When liberty becomes license, dictatorship is near.
~By Will Durant ~


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 ~


The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.
~By Thomas Jefferson ~


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


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 ~


Claiming for ourselves liberty of conscience, liberty to worship, we shall see to it that every other individual enjoys the same right.
~By James Larkin ~


We are under a Constitution, but the Constitution is what the judges say it is, and the judiciary is the safeguard of our property and our liberty and our property under the Constitution.
~By Charles Evans Hughes ~


Each of us has a natural right, from God, to defend his person, his liberty, and his property.
~By Frederic Bastiat ~


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 ~


In my youth I stressed freedom, and in my old age I stress order. I have made the great discovery that liberty is a product of order.
~By Will Durant ~


Our Founders always wondered about how long it would last. The price of liberty is everlasting vigilance. You've got to be on your guard every minute or you will lose it.
~By Michael Novak ~


To deprive a man of his natural liberty and to deny to him the ordinary amenities of life is worse then starving the body; it is starvation of the soul, the dweller in the body.
~By Mohandas Gandhi ~


What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?
~By Mohandas Gandhi ~


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 ~


I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity.
~By B. R. Ambedkar ~


People truly reaching across boundaries - be they religious or race, political or geographic. A state that is sincerely civil and respectful of each individual's pathway toward life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness will be our goal.
~By Jon Huntsman, Jr. ~


It will appear evident upon attentive consideration that equality of intellectual and physical advantages is the only sure foundation of liberty, and that such equality may best, and perhaps only, be obtained by a union of interests and cooperation in labor.
~By Francis Wright ~


Resolve not to be poor: whatever you have, spend less. Poverty is a great enemy to human happiness; it certainly destroys liberty, and it makes some virtues impracticable, and others extremely difficult.
~By Samuel Johnson ~


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 ~


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 ~


Listen, when you take my liberty away, you've taken away more-something more precious than life. I mean, what good is a life without liberty? Huh? None.
~By Jack Kevorkian ~


We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a featherbed.
~By Thomas Jefferson ~


To threaten the institution is to threaten fair administration of justice and protection of liberty.
~By Stephen Breyer ~


Where the state begins, individual liberty ceases, and vice versa.
~By Mikhail Bakunin ~


Our enemy is motivated by hatred and will not stop planning more plots against until they are ultimately defeated. Today was an important and necessary victory in the war, but there is a long road ahead. We must remain committed if we are to succeed and protect our liberty.
~By Timothy Murphy ~


The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves.
~By William Hazlitt ~


What impressed me particularly in Vienna was the strict order everywhere. No mob disturbances of any kind, in spite of the greatly increased liberty and relaxation of police regulations.
~By Fritz Kreisler ~


Liberty is the only thing you can't have unless you give it to others.
~By William Allen White ~


That liberty is a great thing we may know from our own feelings, and we may likewise judge so from the conduct of the white-people, in the late war.
~By Jupiter Hammon ~


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


The obligations of our representatives in Washington are to protect our liberty, not coddle the world, precipitating no-win wars, while bringing bankruptcy and economic turmoil to our people.
~By Ron Paul ~


A sincere and steadfast co-operation in promoting such a reconstruction of our political system as would provide for the permanent liberty and happiness of the United States.
~By James Madison ~


When complaints are freely heard, deeply considered and speedily reformed, then is the utmost bound of civil liberty attained that wise men look for.
~By John Milton ~


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


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


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 ~


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


I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
~By John Adams ~


The free nations of the world will not be pushed around by terrorist cowards whose goal is to spread fear and destruction and destroy our liberty and way of life.
~By Eliot Engel ~


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


There have been in this century only one great man and one great thing: Napoleon and liberty. For want of the great man, let us have the great thing.
~By Victor Hugo ~


A well governed appetite is the greater part of liberty.
~By Lucius Annaeus Seneca ~


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


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


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


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


The history of liberty has largely been the history of the observance of procedural safeguards.
~By Felix Frankfurter ~


Do not be misled by the fact that you are at liberty and relatively free; that for the moment you are not under lock and key: you have simply been granted a reprieve.
~By Ryszard Kapuscinski ~


The Western world, the free world, loses what it cherishes most, and that is freedom and liberty we've seen for a couple of hundred years in this grand experiment that we call democracy.
~By Tommy Franks ~


But let her remember, that it is in Britain alone, that laws are equally favourable to liberty and humanity; that it is in Britain the sacred rights of nature have received their most awful ratification.
~By Thomas Day ~


To preserve liberty it is essential that the whole body of people always possess arms and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them.
~By Richard Henry Lee ~


The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
~By Thomas Jefferson ~


I shall support the law, for the law gentlemen, is the firm and solid basis of civil society, the guardian of liberty, the protection of the innocent, the terror of the guilty, and the scourge of the wicked.
~By Charles Lawrence ~


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 ~


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


For all my years in public life, I have believed that America must sail toward the shores of liberty and justice for all. There is no end to that journey, only the next great voyage. We know the future will outlast all of us, but I believe that all of us will live on in the future we make.
~By Edward Kennedy ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.
~By John Adams ~


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 ~


Strong, generous, and confident, she has nobly served mankind. Beware how you trifle with your marvellous inheritance, this great land of ordered liberty, for if we stumble and fall freedom and civilization everywhere will go down in ruin.
~By Henry Cabot Lodge ~

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