Liberty Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Liberty

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


In fact, a fundamental interdependence exists between the personal right to liberty and the personal right to property.
~By Potter Stewart ~


There is nothing that I shudder at more than the idea of a separation of the Union. Should such an event ever happen, which I fervently pray God to avert, from that date I view our liberty gone.
~By Andrew Jackson ~


I sometimes think that the price of liberty is not so much eternal vigilance as eternal dirt.
~By George Orwell ~


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 ~


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


We must have constantly present in our minds the difference between independence and liberty. Liberty is a right of doing whatever the laws permit, and if a citizen could do what they forbid he would no longer be possessed of liberty.
~By Charles Louis de Secondat Montesquieu ~


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 ~


We shall never achieve harmony with land, any more than we shall achieve absolute justice or liberty for people. In these higher aspirations, the important thing is not to achieve but to strive.
~By Aldo Leopold ~


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


The history of liberty is a history of resistance.
~By Woodrow Wilson ~


Where liberty is, there is my country.
~By Benjamin Franklin ~


It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you.
~By Dick Cheney ~


Liberty has restraints but no frontiers.
~By David Lloyd George ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


The generation which lived through the Second World War is disappearing. Post-war generations see Europe's great achievements - liberty, peace and prosperity - as a given.
~By Jan Peter Balkenende ~


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


The notion of religious liberty is that you cannot be forced to participate in a religious ceremony that's not of your choosing simply because you're out-voted.
~By Ira Glasser ~


It gives me pleasure to find that public liberty is effectually secured in each and all the policies of the United States, though somewhat differently modeled.
~By Ezra Stiles ~


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


These Scriptures, therefore, are infinitely far from justifying the slavery under consideration; for it cannot be made to appear that one in a thousand of these slaves has done any thing to forfeit his own liberty.
~By Samuel Hopkins ~


Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith.
~By Alexis de Tocqueville ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


Our country's founders cherished liberty, not democracy.
~By Ron Paul ~


Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate.
~By Bertrand Russell ~


A liberty subject to law and subordinate to the common welfare.
~By Bainbridge Colby ~


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 ~


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


This submission is a restraint of liberty, but could be of no effect as to the good intended, unless it were general; nor general, unless it were natural.
~By Algernon Sydney ~


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 ~


Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.
~By John Adams ~


We can afford no liberties with liberty itself.
~By Robert Jackson ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


When the people contend for their liberty, they seldom get anything by their victory but new masters.
~By George Savile ~


It is terrible to speak of you, Liberty, for one who lives without you.
~By Jose Marti ~


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


It is a fair summary of history to say that the safeguards of liberty have been forged in controversies involving not very nice people.
~By Felix Frankfurter ~


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


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


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


The moral and constitutional 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 ~


Justifying conscription to promote the cause of liberty is one of the most bizarre notions ever conceived by man! Forced servitude, with the risk of death and serious injury as a price to live free, makes no sense.
~By Ron Paul ~


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


The deadliest foe of democracy is not autocracy but liberty frenzied.
~By Otto Hermann Kahn ~


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 ~


Most importantly, nothing has happened to change my conviction that freedom and the love of liberty remain the essential defining attributes of our national character as a people.
~By Ibrahim Babangida ~


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 ~


We hold these truths to be self-evident: 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 Thomas Jefferson ~


Socialism values equality more than liberty.
~By Dennis Prager ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it.
~By George Washington ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish.
~By Charlie Chaplin ~


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 ~


The happy Union of these States is a wonder; their Constitution a miracle; their example the hope of Liberty throughout the world.
~By James Madison ~


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


Descendants of New England pioneers are proud of their ancestry and glad to proclaim the fact that so far as the United States are concerned, New England is in deed the cradle of religious liberty.
~By Paul Harris ~


We ought to affirm the fact that hundreds of thousands if not millions of Iranians are risking their liberty and even perhaps their lives to take a stand for the values upon which we have really founded this nation.
~By Mike Pence ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


If they are really persuaded that the army is annually established by me, that I have the sole disposal of posts and honours, that I employ this power in the destruction of liberty and the diminution of commerce, let me awaken them from their delusion.
~By Robert Walpole ~


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 told them that free people always had to decide where to draw the line between their liberty and their security. I noted that the attacks would almost certainly push us as a nation more toward security.
~By Michael Hayden ~


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 ~


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


Let us prize our freedom; but not use our liberty for a cloak of maliciousness.
~By Jonathan Mayhew ~


Therefore, if God existed, only in one way could he serve human liberty - by ceasing to exist.
~By Mikhail Bakunin ~


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 ~


Your Majesty, I took the liberty because I was so desirous of visiting alone with you for a few minutes before the rest of the other peasants arrived.
~By Walter Annenberg ~


I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it.
~By Thomas Jefferson ~


By liberty I mean the assurance that every man shall be protected in doing what he believes is his duty against the influence of authority and majorities, custom and opinion.
~By John Acton ~


In a tribal organization, even in time of peace, service to tribe or state predominates over all self seeking; in war, service for the tribe or state becomes supreme, and personal liberty is suspended.
~By Arthur Keith ~


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 ~


Unity in things Necessary, Liberty in things Unnecessary, and Charity in all.
~By Richard Baxter ~


As so often before, liberty has been wounded in the house of its friends.
~By Otto Hermann Kahn ~


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 ~


Your true traveller finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty - his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure.
~By Aldous Huxley ~

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February 5 ,2023
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