Liberty Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Liberty

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NAFTA and GATT have about as much to do with free trade as the Patriot Act has to do with liberty.
~By Michael Badnarik ~


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


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 ~


Our common liberty is consecrated by a common sorrow.
~By George William Curtis ~


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 ~


Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!
~By Patrick Henry ~


I know my country has not perfected itself. At times, we've struggled to keep the promise of liberty and equality for all of our people. We've made our share of mistakes, and there are times when our actions around the world have not lived up to our best intentions.
~By Barack Obama ~


The love of liberty and the sense of human dignity are the basic elements of the Anarchist creed.
~By Frederica Montseny ~


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


While a people preserves its language; it preserves the marks of liberty.
~By Jose Rizal ~


I want anyone who believes in life, liberty, pursuit of happiness to succeed. And I want any force, any person, any element of an overarching Big Government that would stop your success, I want that organization, that element or that person to fail. I want you to succeed.
~By Rush Limbaugh ~


Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.
~By Edward Everett ~


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


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


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 ~


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


I had reasoned this out in my mind, there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other.
~By Harriet Tubman ~


A jealous lover of human liberty, deeming it the absolute condition of all that we admire and respect in humanity, I reverse the phrase of Voltaire, and say that, if God really existed, it would be necessary to abolish him.
~By Mikhail Bakunin ~


The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance.
~By John Philpot Curran ~


'Emergencies' have always been the pretext on which the safeguards of individual liberty have been eroded.
~By Friedrich August von Hayek ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


Now, one of the most essential branches of English liberty is the freedom of one's house.
~By James Otis ~


There is nothing wrong with describing Conservatism as protecting the Constitution, protecting all things that limit government. Government is the enemy of liberty. Government should be very restrained.
~By Ron Paul ~


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


In necessary things, unity; in doubtful things, liberty; in all things, charity.
~By Anne Baxter ~


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 ~


Whether in chains or in laurels, liberty knows nothing but victories.
~By Wendell Phillips ~


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 ~


While the struggle for religious liberty had proceeded without large-scale bloodshed in New England and elsewhere in the United States, the struggle for political liberty had not fared so well.
~By Paul Harris ~


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 ~


I believe in the transformational power of liberty. I believe that the free Iraq is in this nation's interests. I believe a free Afghanistan is in this nation's interest.
~By George W. Bush ~


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


I am an aristocrat. I love liberty; I hate equality.
~By John Randolph ~


By our form of government, the Christian religion is the established religion; and all sects and denominations of Christians are placed upon the same equal footing, and are equally entitled to protection in their religious liberty.
~By Samuel Chase ~


At noon, on the Fourth of July, 1826, while the Liberty Bell was again sounding its old message to the people of Philadelphia, the soul of Thomas Jefferson passed on; and a few hours later John Adams entered into rest, with the name of his old friend upon his lips.
~By Allen Johnson ~


My education was the liberty I had to read indiscriminately and all the time, with my eyes hanging out.
~By Dylan Thomas ~


When there is life and mankind, a person will live striving for good deeds, liberty and a bright life, and wish that goodness and justice will reign in the world.
~By Islom Karimov ~


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 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 ~


Make men wise, and by that very operation you make them free. Civil liberty follows as a consequence of this; no usurped power can stand against the artillery of opinion.
~By William Godwin ~


But poets were not considered dangerous and they were advised to exercise self-censorship. At most, poets were requested not to write at all. I took advantage of this negative liberty.
~By Eugenio Montale ~


Nothing is so wearing as the possession or abuse of liberty.
~By Emile M. Cioran ~


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 ~


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


Our contest is not only whether we ourselves shall be free, but whether there shall be left to mankind an asylum on earth for civil and religious liberty.
~By Samuel Adams ~


Here, also, has been evolved the form of government consistent with the largest possible civil liberty.
~By Josiah Strong ~


The only sure bulwark of continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the interests of the people, and a people strong enough and well enough informed to maintain its sovereign control over the goverment.
~By Franklin D. Roosevelt ~


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 ~


What spectacle can be more edifying or more seasonable, than that of Liberty and Learning, each leaning on the other for their mutual and surest support?
~By James Madison ~


Every friend to the liberty of his country is bound to reflect, and step forward to prevent the dreadful consequences which shall result from a government of events.
~By Henry Knox ~


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 ~


Challenging snow is one of my favorite kinds of skiing, and I like being able to switch techniques at liberty.
~By Paul Parker ~


Many of America's and New York's sons and daughters are around the world fighting for the freedoms that the Statue of Liberty stands for.
~By Michael Bloomberg ~


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 ~


I would fight for my liberty so long as my strength lasted, and if the time came for me to go, the Lord would let them take me.
~By Harriet Tubman ~


The need of expansion is as genuine an instinct in man as the need in a plant for the light, or the need in man himself for going upright. The love of liberty is simply the instinct in man for expansion.
~By Matthew Arnold ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


Enslave the liberty of but one human being and the liberties of the world are put in peril.
~By William Lloyd Garrison ~


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 ~


People who have no hold over their process of thinking are likely to be ruined by liberty of thought. If thought is immature, liberty of thought becomes a method of converting men into animals.
~By Muhammad Iqbal ~


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 ~


It is a misfortune that necessity has induced men to accord greater license to this formidable engine, in order to obtain liberty, than can be borne with less important objects in view; for the press, like fire, is an excellent servant, but a terrible master.
~By James F. Cooper ~


Liberty, not communism, is the most contagious force in the world.
~By Earl Warren ~


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


Every law is an infraction of liberty.
~By Jeremy Bentham ~


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


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


Liberty must be limited in order to be possessed.
~By Edmund Burke ~


I keep telling myself to calm down, to take less of an interest in things and not to get so excited, but I still care a lot about liberty, freedom of speech and expression, and fairness in journalism.
~By Kate Adie ~


Without Liberty, Law loses its nature and its name, and becomes oppression. Without Law, Liberty also loses its nature and its name, and becomes licentiousness.
~By James Q. Wilson ~


In time, all of Korea will be united in liberty.
~By Richard Perle ~


Creativity is the greatest expression of liberty.
~By Bryant H. McGill ~


My sentiments for the American cause, from the Stamp Act downward, have never changed... I am still of opinion that it is the cause of liberty and of human nature.
~By Christopher Gadsden ~


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


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 ~


If you like small government you need to work hard at having a strong national defense that is not so militant. Personal liberty is the purpose of government, to protect liberty - not to run your personal life, not to run the economy, and not to pretend that we can tell the world how they ought to live.
~By Ron Paul ~


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


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


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


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


The first step toward liberty is to miss liberty; the second, to seek it; the third, to find it.
~By Leopold Zunz ~


Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it.
~By Learned Hand ~


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


Human rights are not a privilege granted by the few, they are a liberty entitled to all, and human rights, by definition, include the rights of all humans, those in the dawn of life, the dusk of life, or the shadows of life.
~By Kay Granger ~


What light is to the eyes - what air is to the lungs - what love is to the heart, liberty is to the soul of man.
~By Robert Green Ingersoll ~


Our moneyed men have ruled us for the past thirty years. Under the flag of the slaveholder they hoped to destroy our liberty.
~By Denis Kearney ~


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 ~


This liberty will look easy by and by when nobody dies to get it.
~By Maxwell Anderson ~


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


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


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 ~


Conquering any difficulty always gives one a secret joy, for it means pushing back a boundary-line and adding to one's liberty.
~By Henri Frederic Amiel ~


The excitement right now is coming from the Liberty movement. And the Republicans want a piece of it.
~By Gary Johnson ~

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