Quotes and Sayings about Liberty



"Liberty is the prevention of control by others."
- John Acton
(Related: Control, Liberty, Prevention)

"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."
- John Acton
(Related: Authority, Custom, Duty, Influence, Liberty, Man, Opinion)

"Liberty is the condition of duty, the guardian of conscience. It grows as conscience grows. The domains of both grow together. Liberty is safety from all hindrances, even sin. So that Liberty ends by being Free Will."
- John Acton
(Related: Being, Conscience, Duty, Free will, Liberty, Safety, Sin)

"Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end."
- Lord Acton
(Related: End, Liberty)

"Liberty is not the power of doing what we like, but the right to do what we ought."
- Lord Acton
(Related: Power, Liberty, Right)

"Absolute liberty is absence of restraint; responsibility is restraint; therefore, the ideally free individual is responsible to himself."
- Henry B. Adams
(Related: Absence, Liberty, Responsibility, Restraint)

"Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty."
- John Adams
(Related: Liberty, Mankind, Property, Right)

"I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy."
- John Adams
(Related: Politics, War, Liberty, Mathematics, May, Philosophy, Sons, Study)

"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."
- John Adams
(Related: Government, Power, Trust, Danger, Liberty, Living, Man, Maxim, Public)

"Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people."
- John Adams
(Related: People, Knowledge, Liberty)

"Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power."
- John Adams
(Related: Power, Thought, Choice, Liberty, Metaphysics, Self)

"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."
- Samuel Adams
(Related: Nature, Power, Authority, Earth, Law, Liberty, Man, Will)

"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."
- Samuel Adams
(Related: Earth, Liberty, Mankind, Religious)

"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."
- Samuel Adams
(Related: Life, First, Rights, Liberty, Property)

"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."
- Kate Adie
(Related: Care, Expression, Freedom, Interest, Journalism, Liberty, Speech)

"Each generation must recreate liberty for its own times."
- Florence E. Allen
(Related: Liberty)

"What are we having this liberty for? We are having this liberty in order to reform our social system, which is full of inequality, discrimination and other things, which conflict with our fundamental rights."
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Related: Conflict, Discrimination, Rights, Inequality, Liberty, Order, Reform)

"So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you."
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Related: Freedom, Law, Liberty)

"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."
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Related: Equality, Life, Religion, Constitution, Liberty, Today)

"I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity."
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Related: Equality, Religion, Liberty)

"The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness which the ambitious call, and the ignorant believe to be liberty."
- Fisher Ames
(Related: Democracy, Liberty)

"When virtue is at liberty, so to some extent is vice."
- Barbara Amiel
(Related: Virtue, Liberty, Vice)

"The same liberty that protects me also protects members of the Mafia."
- Barbara Amiel
(Related: Liberty)

"All share complicity in the destruction of that much under-rated phenomenon called liberty."
- Barbara Amiel
(Related: Destruction, Liberty)

"Conquering any difficulty always gives one a secret joy, for it means pushing back a boundary-line and adding to one's liberty."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Difficulty, Joy, Liberty)

"This liberty will look easy by and by when nobody dies to get it."
- Maxwell Anderson
(Related: Liberty, Will)

"Our Founders warned against this. They said don't... that your liberty is only as secure as the people are. Because once they, um, get the ability to vote themselves entitlements from the largesse of the government, liberty is done; freedom is over with. We were warned. We are there."
- Sharron Angle
(Related: Government, People, Ability, Freedom, Liberty, Vote)

"If one is going to err, one should err on the side of liberty and freedom."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: Freedom, Liberty)

"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."
- Walter Annenberg
(Related: Liberty, Rest)

"I've always had a strong feeling for the Statue of Liberty, because it became the statue of my personal liberty."
- David Antin
(Related: Feeling, Liberty)

"By nature all men are equal in liberty, but not in other endowments."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Men, Nature, Liberty)

"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."
- Jean-Bertrand Aristide
(Related: Blood, First, Independence, Liberty, Nation, Solidarity, Spirit, states, Today, United, Will)

"If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in government to the utmost."
- Aristotle
(Related: Government, Equality, Thought, Democracy, Liberty, Will)

"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."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Love, Instinct, Liberty, Light, Man)

"The key to the survival of liberty in the modern world is the embrace of multiple identities."
- Timothy Garton Ash
(Related: Survival, Key, Liberty, World)

"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."
- Sri Aurobindo
(Related: Men, Religion, Thought, Infinite, Liberty, Variety, Worship)

"If you ask me to summarise our mission, I would put it this way: We were a military regime that sought to lay the foundations for freedom and liberty in a complex society."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Society, Freedom, Liberty, Military, Mission)

"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."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Change, Love, People, Character, Conviction, Freedom, Liberty, Nothing)

"It is a strange desire, to seek power, and to lose liberty; or to seek power over others, and to lose power over a man's self."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Power, Desire, Liberty, Man, Self)

"If we really want liberty - if we really want liberty - then we need to go out and get it, we need to take it, because nobody is going to give it to us. And we need to do it now."
- Michael Badnarik
(Related: Liberty, Now, Want)

"NAFTA and GATT have about as much to do with free trade as the Patriot Act has to do with liberty."
- Michael Badnarik
(Related: Act, Liberty, Trade)

"When the traveler goes alone he gets acquainted with himself."
- Liberty Hyde Bailey
"We accept it because we have seen the vision. We know that we cannot reap the harvest, but we hope that we may so well prepare the land and so diligently sow the seed that our successors may gather the ripened grain."
- Liberty Hyde Bailey
(Related: Hope, Vision, Harvest, Land, May)

"There are two essential epochs in any enterprise - to begin, and to get done."
- Liberty Hyde Bailey
"The true purpose of education is to teach a man to carry himself triumphant to the sunset."
- Liberty Hyde Bailey
(Related: Education, Purpose, Man, Sunset)

"Science may eventually explain the world of How. The ultimate world of Why may remain for contemplation, philosophy, religion."
- Liberty Hyde Bailey
(Related: Religion, Science, Contemplation, May, Philosophy, World)

"One's happiness depends less on what he knows than on what he feels."
- Liberty Hyde Bailey
(Related: Happiness)

"A person cannot love a plant after he has pruned it, then he has either done a poor job or is devoid of emotion."
- Liberty Hyde Bailey
(Related: Love, Emotion, Job, Poor)

"No beast has ever conquered the earth; and the natural world has never been conquered by muscular force."
- Liberty Hyde Bailey
(Related: Earth, Force, World)

"My life has been a continuous fulfillment of dreams. It appears that everything I saw and did has a new, and perhaps, more significant meaning, every time I see it. The earth is good. It is a privilege to live thereon."
- Liberty Hyde Bailey
(Related: Life, Time, Dreams, Earth, Fulfillment, Meaning, Privilege)

"I do not yet know why plants come out of the land or float in streams, or creep on rocks or roll from the sea. I am entranced by the mystery of them, and absorbed by their variety and kinds. Everywhere they are visible yet everywhere occult."
- Liberty Hyde Bailey
(Related: Land, Mystery, Plants, Sea, Variety)

"Give the children an opportunity to make garden. Let them grow what they will. It matters less that they grow good plants than that they try for themselves."
- Liberty Hyde Bailey
(Related: Opportunity, Children, Garden, Plants, Will)

"Extension work is not exhortation. Nor is it exploitation of the people, or advertising of an institution, or publicity work for securing students. It is a plain, earnest, and continuous effort to meet the needs of the people on their own farms and in the localities."
- Liberty Hyde Bailey
(Related: Work, People, Advertising, Effort, Exploitation, Needs, Publicity, Students)

"There is no excellence without labor. One cannot dream oneself into either usefulness or happiness."
- Liberty Hyde Bailey
(Related: Happiness, Dream, Excellence, Labor, Usefulness)

"Every decade needs its own manual of handicraft."
- Liberty Hyde Bailey
(Related: Needs)

"Anyone who acquires more than the usual amount of knowledge concerning a subject is bound to leave it as his contribution to the knowledge of the world."
- Liberty Hyde Bailey
(Related: Knowledge, World)

"A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them."
- Liberty Hyde Bailey
(Related: Attention, Effort, Garden, Intentions, Labor, Plants)

"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."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: God, Humanity, Liberty, Respect)

"He who desires to worship God must harbor no childish illusions about the matter but bravely renounce his liberty and humanity."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: God, Humanity, Liberty, Worship)

"Such a faith would be fatal to my reason, to my liberty, and even to the success of my undertakings; it would immediately transform me into a stupid slave, an instrument of the will and interests of others."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: Faith, Success, Liberty, Reason, Will)

"Therefore, if God existed, only in one way could he serve human liberty - by ceasing to exist."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: God, Liberty)

"The liberty of man consists solely in this, that he obeys the laws of nature because he has himself recognized them as such, and not because they have been imposed upon him externally by any foreign will whatsoever, human or divine, collective or individual."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: Nature, Laws, Liberty, Man, Will)

"Where the state begins, individual liberty ceases, and vice versa."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: Liberty, State, Vice)

"The desire for liberty has also made itself felt as struggle against domestic tyranny or arbitrary rule."
- Emily Greene Balch
(Related: Desire, Liberty, Struggle, Tyranny)

"Men who are scandalized at the lack of freedom in Russia do not ask themselves how real is liberty among the poor, the weak, and the ignorant in capitalist society."
- Emily Greene Balch
(Related: Men, Society, Freedom, Liberty, Poor, Russia)

"I regard the principle of conscription of life as a flat contradiction of all our cherished ideals of individual freedom, democratic liberty and Christian teaching."
- Roger Nash Baldwin
(Related: Life, Christian, Contradiction, Freedom, Ideals, Liberty, Teaching)

"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."
- Jan Peter Balkenende
(Related: Peace, War, Europe, Generations, Liberty, Post, Prosperity, World, World war)

"Political liberty, the peace of a nation, and science itself are gifts for which Fate demands a heavy tax in blood!"
- Honore De Balzac
(Related: Peace, Science, Fate, Tax, Gifts, Liberty, Nation)

"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."
- Bruce Barton
(Related: Men, Sacrifice, Liberty, Will, World)

"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."
- Joe Barton
(Related: Men, Women, Birthday, Act, American, Democracy, Iraq, Justice, Liberty, Nation, Symbol)

"Each of us has a natural right, from God, to defend his person, his liberty, and his property."
- Frederic Bastiat
(Related: God, Liberty, Property, Right)

"Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place."
- Frederic Bastiat
(Related: Men, Life, Fact, First, Laws, Liberty, Property)

"Our religion is itself profoundly sad - a religion of universal anguish, and one which, because of its very catholicity, grants full liberty to the individual and asks no better than to be celebrated in each man's own language - so long as he knows anguish and is a painter."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Religion, Language, Liberty, Man)

"In necessary things, unity; in doubtful things, liberty; in all things, charity."
- Anne Baxter
(Related: Charity, Liberty, Unity)

"Unity in things Necessary, Liberty in things Unnecessary, and Charity in all."
- Richard Baxter
(Related: Charity, Liberty, Unity)

"Christianity is the enemy of liberty and civilization."
- August Bebel
(Related: Civilization, Christianity, Enemy, Liberty)

"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."
- Catharine Beecher
(Related: Intelligence, Soul, People, Common sense, Liberty)

"The real democratic American idea is, not that every man shall be on a level with every other man, but that every man shall have liberty to be what God made him, without hindrance."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: God, Idea, American, Liberty, Man)

"Law represents the effort of man to organize society; governments, the efforts of selfishness to overthrow liberty."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Society, Effort, Law, Liberty, Man, Selfishness)

"Only reason can convince us of those three fundamental truths without a recognition of which there can be no effective liberty: that what we believe is not necessarily true; that what we like is not necessarily good; and that all questions are open."
- Clive Bell
(Related: Open, Questions, Reason)

"Every law is an infraction of liberty."
- Jeremy Bentham
(Related: Law, Liberty)

"A mind at liberty to reflect on its own observations, if it produce nothing useful to the world, seldom fails of entertainment to itself."
- George Berkeley
(Related: Entertainment, Liberty, Mind, Nothing, World)

"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."
- George Berkeley
(Related: Fight, Liberty, May, Talk)

"Liberty for wolves is death to the lambs."
- Isaiah Berlin
(Related: Death, Liberty)

"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."
- Annie Besant
(Related: Arguments, Class, Crowds, Hatred, Liberty, Nation, Passion)

"What shall befall me in the pursuance of this work, I refer to the disposal of Almighty God, whose glory is dearer to me, not only than my liberty, but than my life."
- John Biddle
(Related: Life, Work, God, Glory, Liberty)

"Liberty: One of Imagination's most precious possessions."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Imagination, Possessions)

"The law, which restrains a man from doing mischief to his fellow citizens, though it diminishes the natural, increases the civil liberty of mankind."
- William Blackstone
(Related: Law, Liberty, Man, Mankind)

"You cannot have Liberty in this world without what you call Moral Virtue, and you cannot have Moral Virtue without the slavery of that half of the human race who hate what you call Moral Virtue."
- William Blake
(Related: Virtue, Hate, Liberty, Race, Slavery, World)

"We've shown the world that New York can never be defeated, because of its dynamic and diverse population and because it embodies the spirit of enterprise and the love of liberty."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: Love, Liberty, Population, Spirit, World)

"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."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: America, Daughters, Fighting, Liberty, Sons, World)

"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."
- Matt Blunt
(Related: Education, Society, Knowledge, Law, Liberty, Public, Shadow)

"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."
- Nellie Bly
(Related: Life, Heaven, Hell, Liberty, Will)

"And we can celebrate when we have a government that has earned back the trust of the people it serves... when we have a government that honors our Constitution and stands up for the values that have made America, America: economic freedom, individual liberty, and personal responsibility."
- John Boehner
(Related: Government, Trust, People, Values, America, Constitution, Freedom, Liberty, Responsibility)

"The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression."
- W. E. B. Du Bois
(Related: Liberty, Repression)

"The difference between Liberty and liberties is as great as God and gods."
- Ludwig Borne
(Related: God, Gods, Difference, Liberty)

"Our nation was founded on the principals of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Happiness, Life, Liberty, Nation, Pursuit)

"A great work is made out of a combination of obedience and liberty."
- Nadia Boulanger
(Related: Work, Liberty, Obedience)

"The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in the insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding."
- Louis D. Brandeis
(Related: Men, Liberty, Meaning, Understanding, Zeal)

"Those who won our independence... valued liberty as an end and as a means. They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty."
- Louis D. Brandeis
(Related: Happiness, Courage, End, Independence, Liberty)

"Experience teaches us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purposes are beneficent."
- Louis D. Brandeis
(Related: Experience, Government, Liberty)

"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."
- Rory Bremner
(Related: Rights, Human rights, Liberty, Saying)

"There is nothing with which it is so dangerous to take liberties as liberty itself."
- Andre Breton
(Related: Liberty, Nothing)

"To threaten the institution is to threaten fair administration of justice and protection of liberty."
- Stephen Breyer
(Related: Justice, Liberty, Protection)

"It's important to every American that the law protect his or her basic liberty."
- Stephen Breyer
(Related: American, Law, Liberty)

"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."
- Olympia Brown
(Related: Life, Women, America, Giving, Liberty)

"I would have the Constitution torn in shreds and scattered to the four winds of heaven. Let us destroy the Constitution and build on its ruins the temple of liberty. I have brothers in slavery. I have seen chains placed on their limbs and beheld them captive."
- William Wells Brown
(Related: Temple, Brothers, Constitution, Heaven, Liberty, Slavery)

"Left-wing politicians take away your liberty in the name of children and of fighting poverty, while right-wing politicians do it in the name of family values and fighting drugs. Either way, government gets bigger and you become less free."
- Harry Browne
(Related: Family, Government, Values, Children, Drugs, Fighting, Liberty, Name, Politicians, Poverty, Right)

"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."
- William Jennings Bryan
(Related: Cause, Defense, Error, Humanity, Land, Liberty)

"The revolutionary government is the despotism of liberty against tyranny."
- Georg Buchner
(Related: Government, Liberty, Tyranny)

"Among a people generally corrupt liberty cannot long exist."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: People, Liberty)

"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."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Wisdom, Virtue, Folly, Liberty, Madness, Restraint, Vice)

"Liberty must be limited in order to be possessed."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Liberty, Order)

"Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Justice, Liberty, Opinion, Separation)

"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."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Effect, Liberty, May, Risk, Will)

"The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedience, and by parts."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Danger, Liberty)

"This young century will be liberty's century."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Liberty, Will)

"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."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Power, Afghanistan, Interest, Iraq, Liberty, Nation)

"The sacrifices ordinary American men and women from communities large and small have been willing to make, often before they were past their teenage years, have secured our nation unprecedented freedoms and made us the world's bulwark of liberty."
- Steve Buyer
(Related: Men, Women, American, Liberty, Nation, Past, Teenage, World, Years)

"To the American people I say, awaken to what is happening. It is the duty of each citizen to be vigilant, to protect liberty, to speak out, left and right and disagree lest be trampled underfoot by misguided zealotry and extreme partisanship."
- Robert Byrd
(Related: People, American, Duty, Extreme, Liberty, Right)

"It is harder to preserve than to obtain liberty."
- John C. Calhoun
(Related: Liberty)

"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."
- Melvin Calvin
(Related: Science, Liberty, May, Name, Prizes, Today, World)

"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."
- Donald Cargill
(Related: Men, People, Blood, Christ, Interest, Liberty, May, Quiet, Reward, Treachery)

"For this generation, ours, life is nuclear survival, liberty is human rights, the pursuit of happiness is a planet whose resources are devoted to the physical and spiritual nourishment of its inhabitants."
- Jimmy Carter
(Related: Happiness, Life, Survival, Rights, Human rights, Liberty, Pursuit, Spiritual)

"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."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Actions, Liberty, Man, Passion)

"I've flown out of character so many times. In that sense I've been lucky, because I've been given the liberty to do just about anything I've wanted to do in my lifetime."
- June Carter Cash
(Related: Character, Liberty, Sense)

"Liberty, as well as honor, man ought to preserve at the hazard of his life, for without it life is insupportable."
- Miguel de Cervantes
(Related: Life, Honor, Liberty, Man)

"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."
- Charlie Chaplin
(Related: Men, Power, People, Dictators, Hate, Liberty, Will)

"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."
- Samuel Chase
(Related: Religion, Government, Christian, Liberty, Protection, Religious)

"It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you."
- Dick Cheney
(Related: Liberty)

"Peace is liberty in tranquillity."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Peace, Liberty)

"Empire and liberty."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Liberty)

"Liberty consists in the power of doing that which is permitted by the law."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Power, Law, Liberty)

"Nothing is so wearing as the possession or abuse of liberty."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Abuse, Liberty, Nothing, Possession)

"I say to you that the price of liberty is and always has been blood, human blood, and if our liberties are lost, we shall never regain them except at the price of blood. They must not be lost."
- J. Reuben Clark
(Related: Blood, Liberty)

"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."
- John Bates Clark
(Related: Competition, Fate, Freedom, Liberty, Persistence)

"It appears first, that liberty is a natural, and government an adventitious right, because all men were originally free."
- Thomas Clarkson
(Related: Government, Men, First, Liberty, Right)

"I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it."
- Voltairine de Cleyre
(Related: Men, Women, Liberty, Worth)

"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."
- William J. Clinton
(Related: Home, America, American, Democracy, Freedom, Israel, Liberty, Nations, Symbol)

"The highest political buzz word is not liberty, equality, fraternity or solidarity; it is service."
- Arthur Hugh Clough
(Related: Equality, Liberty, Service, Solidarity, Word)

"A liberty subject to law and subordinate to the common welfare."
- Bainbridge Colby
(Related: Law, Liberty, Welfare)

"America stands for individual liberty, but that means an ordered liberty."
- Bainbridge Colby
(Related: America, Liberty)

"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."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: People, Liberty, Will)

"For what is liberty but the unhampered translation of will into act?"
- Cyril Connolly
(Related: Act, Liberty, Will)

"Individuality is the aim of political liberty. By leaving the citizen as much freedom of action and of being as comports with order and the rights of others, the institutions render him truly a freeman. He is left to pursue his means of happiness in his own manner."
- James F. Cooper
(Related: Happiness, Action, Being, Freedom, Rights, Individuality, Liberty, Order)

"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."
- James F. Cooper
(Related: Men, Fire, Liberty, Misfortune, Necessity, Order, Press)

"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."
- Kevin Costner
(Related: Forget, Moments)

"If you pinch the sea of its liberty, though it be walls of stone or brass, it will beat them down."
- John Cotton
(Related: Liberty, Sea, Will)

"But freedom, liberty, is an attribute of the soul and it may exist even when the body is in bondage."
- Ralph A. Cram
(Related: Soul, Body, Freedom, Liberty, May)

"Throughout the day no time for memorandums now. Go ahead! Liberty and independence forever."
- Davy Crockett
(Related: Time, Day, Independence, Liberty, Now)

"The American economic, political, and social organization has given to its citizens the benefits of material prosperity, political liberty, and a wholesome natural equality; and this achievement is a gain, not only to Americans, but to the world and to civilization."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: Equality, Civilization, Achievement, American, Americans, Benefits, Gain, Liberty, Prosperity, World)

"The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance."
- John Philpot Curran
(Related: God, Liberty, Man, Vigilance)

"Our common liberty is consecrated by a common sorrow."
- George William Curtis
(Related: Liberty, Sorrow)

"Men of New England, I hold you to the doctrines of liberty which ye inherit from your Puritan forefathers."
- Caleb Cushing
(Related: Men, England, Liberty)

"The ancients understood the regulation of power better than the regulation of liberty."
- Edward Dahlberg
(Related: Power, Liberty)

"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."
- Judge Dalzell
(Related: Strength, Chaos, First, Internet, Liberty, Speech)

"All great enterprises have a pearl of faith at their core, and this must be ours: that Americans are still a people born to liberty. That they retain the capacity for self-government. That, addressed as free-born, autonomous men and women of God-given dignity, they will rise yet again to drive back a mortal enemy."
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Faith, Men, Women, People, God, Americans, Dignity, Enemy, Liberty, Self, Will)

"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."
- Elmer Davis
(Related: Men, Truth, People, Error, Liberty, Majority, May, Nation, Will)

"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."
- Jo Ann Davis
(Related: Country, Freedom, Liberty)

"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."
- Thomas Day
(Related: Nature, Rights, Humanity, Laws, Liberty)

"For me, socialism has always been about liberty and solidarity, but also about responsibility."
- Jacques Delors
(Related: Liberty, Responsibility, Socialism, Solidarity)

"There can be no liberty without the law."
- Cecil B. DeMille
(Related: Law, Liberty)

"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."
- Jim DeMint
(Related: Government, Society, Life, People, Control, Hope, Freedom, Future, Rights, Liberty, Now, Today)

"A University should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Learning, Liberty, Light, University)

"I am often reminded that the wellspring of Vermont liberty flows from Main Street, not State Street."
- James H. Douglas
(Related: Liberty, State)

"If technology has finally caught up with individual liberty, why would anyone who loves freedom want to rethink that?"
- Matt Drudge
(Related: Technology, Freedom, Liberty, Want)

"When liberty becomes license, dictatorship is near."
- Will Durant
(Related: Dictatorship, Liberty)

"As soon as liberty is complete it dies in anarchy."
- Will Durant
(Related: Anarchy, Liberty)

"Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty and dies with chaos."
- Will Durant
(Related: Civilization, Chaos, Liberty, Order)

"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."
- Will Durant
(Related: Age, Discovery, Freedom, Liberty, Old, Order, Stress, Youth)

"True liberty consists only in the power of doing what we ought to will, and in not being constrained to do what we ought not to will."
- Jonathan Edwards
(Related: Power, Being, Liberty, Will)

"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."
- Eliot Engel
(Related: Life, Fear, Goal, Cowards, Destruction, Liberty, Nations, Will, World)

"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."
- John Ensign
(Related: People, Belief, Act, Chance, Danger, Democracy, Extreme, Liberty, President, Tyranny, Voting, Will)

"Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army."
- Edward Everett
(Related: Education, Army, Liberty)

"Man's liberty ends, and it ought to end, when that liberty becomes the curse of its neighbors."
- Frederic William Farrar
(Related: End, Liberty, Man, Neighbors)

"The growing tide of anti-Semitism shocks the conscious of everyone who values freedom, and the ugly, hateful acts particularly stain the character of democracies where liberty and religious freedom are supposed to be respected."
- Mike Ferguson
(Related: Character, Values, Freedom, Liberty, Religious, Ugly)

"The loss of liberty which must attend being a wife was of all things the most horrible to my imagination."
- Sarah Fielding
(Related: Imagination, Wife, Being, Liberty, Loss)

"Our homeland is the whole world. Our law is liberty. We have but one thought, revolution in our hearts."
- Dario Fo
(Related: Thought, Revolution, Law, Liberty, World)

"Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have."
- Harry Emerson Fosdick
(Related: Liberty)

"Liberty is not the unique right of Americans or even Westerners, but is mankind's right."
- Virginia Foxx
(Related: Americans, Liberty, Mankind, Right)

"We remain in Iraq because we know that sometimes liberty needs some nursing before it can grow on its own."
- Virginia Foxx
(Related: Iraq, Liberty, Needs)

"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."
- John Frame
(Related: God, Christian, Conservative, Liberal, Liberty, Scripture, Students, Worship)

"The history of liberty has largely been the history of the observance of procedural safeguards."
- Felix Frankfurter
(Related: History, Liberty)

"It is a fair summary of history to say that the safeguards of liberty have been forged in controversies involving not very nice people."
- Felix Frankfurter
(Related: History, People, Liberty)

"I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast."
- Viktor E. Frankl
(Related: Liberty, Responsibility)

"Where liberty is, there is my country."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Country, Liberty)

"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Liberty, Safety)

"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."
- Tommy Franks
(Related: Democracy, Freedom, Liberty, World, Years)

"The liberty of the individual is no gift of civilization. It was greatest before there was any civilization."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Civilization, Liberty)

"Every friend of freedom must be as revolted as I am by the prospect of turning the United States into an armed camp, by the vision of jails filled with casual drug users and of an army of enforcers empowered to invade the liberty of citizens on slight evidence."
- Milton Friedman
(Related: Friend, Vision, Army, Freedom, Liberty, states, United)

"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."
- Bill Frist
(Related: Peace, Success, Hope, Survival, Freedom, Land, Liberty, World)

"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."
- Margaret Fuller
(Related: Men, Women, Chance, Liberty, Protest)

"I therefore beg that you would indulge me with the liberty of declining the arduous trust."
- Christopher Gadsden
(Related: Trust, Liberty)

"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."
- Christopher Gadsden
(Related: Nature, Act, American, Cause, Human nature, Liberty, Opinion)

"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?"
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Democracy, Destruction, Difference, Liberty, Name)

"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."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Life, Soul, Body, Liberty, Man, Starvation)

"Enslave the liberty of but one human being and the liberties of the world are put in peril."
- William Lloyd Garrison
(Related: Being, Liberty, World)

"There shall be no solution to this race problem until you, yourselves, strike the blow for liberty."
- Marcus Garvey
(Related: Liberty, Race, Solution)

"Liberty has restraints but no frontiers."
- David Lloyd George
(Related: Liberty)

"Liberty is not merely a privilege to be conferred; it is a habit to be acquired."
- David Lloyd George
(Related: Habit, Liberty, Privilege)

"The transfer is a monumental occasion as the Iraqi people take control of their government and their future and forge ahead with creating a society governed by the tenets of life, liberty and freedom."
- Jim Gerlach
(Related: Government, Society, Life, People, Control, Freedom, Future, Liberty)

"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."
- Elbridge Gerry
(Related: People, Army, Rights, Liberty, Order)

"Corruption, the most infallible symptom of constitutional liberty."
- Edward Gibbon
(Related: Corruption, Liberty)

"Life without liberty is like a body without spirit."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Life, Body, Liberty, Spirit)

"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."
- Ira Glasser
(Related: Ceremony, Liberty, Religious)

"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."
- William Godwin
(Related: Life, Men, Duty, Evil, Liberty, Right)

"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."
- William Godwin
(Related: Men, Power, Liberty, Opinion)

"The ultimate end of all revolutionary social change is to establish the sanctity of human life, the dignity of man, the right of every human being to liberty and well-being."
- Emma Goldman
(Related: Change, Life, Being, Dignity, End, Liberty, Man, Right)

"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."
- Barry Goldwater
(Related: Virtue, Defense, Extremism, Justice, Liberty, Moderation, Pursuit)

"Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue."
- Barry Goldwater
(Related: Virtue, Defense, Extremism, Justice, Liberty, Moderation, Pursuit, Vice)

"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."
- Barry Goldwater
(Related: Equality, Time, Conformity, Fathers, First, Founding, Liberty)

"Show me the country that has no strikes and I'll show you the country in which there is no liberty."
- Samuel Gompers
(Related: Country, Liberty)

"For more than two centuries, the defenders of liberty have put their lives on the line, because they have known that we cannot take our freedoms for granted."
- Virgil Goode
(Related: Liberty)

"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."
- Kay Granger
(Related: Life, Dawn, Rights, Human rights, Liberty, Privilege, Shadows)

"The Union - It is dear to us, but liberty is dearer."
- Duff Green
(Related: Liberty)

"The spirit of revolution, the spirit of insurrection, is a spirit radically opposed to liberty."
- Francois Guizot
(Related: Revolution, Liberty, Spirit)

"When people contend for their liberty they seldom get anything for their victory, but new masters."
- Edward F. Halifax
(Related: People, Victory, Liberty)

"There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism."
- Alexander Hamilton
(Related: Nature, Enthusiasm, Bravery, Heroism, Human nature, Liberty)

"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."
- Jupiter Hammon
(Related: War, Feelings, Liberty, May)

"Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it."
- Learned Hand
(Related: Men, Women, Constitution, Court, Law, Liberty, Lies)

"The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right."
- Learned Hand
(Related: Liberty, Right, Spirit)

"I have always compared our traditions of liberty, like those of Abraham Lincoln and Ho Chi Minh."
- Hanoi Hannah
(Related: Liberty, Traditions)

"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."
- Paul Harris
(Related: England, Liberty, Religious, states, Struggle, United)

"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."
- Paul Harris
(Related: Ancestry, Deed, EnglFact, Liberty, Religious, states, United)

"As long as every generation rises to its challenges and stands up in defense of liberty - as Americans have done in the past and as our men and women continue to do today - our nation will remain free and strong."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: Men, Women, Americans, Defense, Liberty, Nation, Past, Today, Will)

"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."
- Michael Hayden
(Related: People, Liberty, Nation, Security)

"'Emergencies' have always been the pretext on which the safeguards of individual liberty have been eroded."
- Friedrich August von Hayek
(Related: Liberty)

"The soul of a journey is liberty, perfect liberty, to think, feel, do just as one pleases."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Soul, Journey, Liberty)

"The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Love, Power, Liberty)

"When liberty is mentioned, we must always be careful to observe whether it is not really the assertion of private interests which is thereby designated."
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
(Related: Liberty)

"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!"
- Patrick Henry
(Related: Life, Peace, Liberty, May, Slavery)

"When the American spirit was in its youth, the language of America was different: Liberty, sir, was the primary object."
- Patrick Henry
(Related: America, American, Language, Liberty, Spirit, Youth)

"I know not what others may choose but, as for me, give me liberty or give me death."
- Patrick Henry
(Related: Death, Liberty, May)

"Give me liberty or give me death."
- Patrick Henry
(Related: Death, Liberty)

"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined."
- Patrick Henry
(Related: Attention, Force, Liberty, Nothing, Public, Will)

"Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty."
- Frank Herbert
(Related: Discipline, Freedom, Liberty)

"The bourgeois prefers comfort to pleasure, convenience to liberty, and a pleasant temperature to the deathly inner consuming fire."
- Hermann Hesse
(Related: Comfort, Fire, Liberty, Pleasure)

"That a man be willing, when others are so too, as far forth as for peace and defense 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."
- Thomas Hobbes
(Related: Men, Peace, Defense, Liberty, Man, Right)

"The right of nature... is the liberty each man hath to use his own power, as he will himself, for the preservation of his own nature; that is to say, of his own life."
- Thomas Hobbes
(Related: Life, Nature, Power, Liberty, Man, Right, Will)

"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."
- Thomas Hood
(Related: Men, Peace, Liberty, Man, Right)

"I have a wonderful make-up crew. They're the same people restoring the Statue of Liberty."
- Bob Hope
(Related: People, Liberty)

"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."
- Samuel Hopkins
(Related: Consideration, Liberty, Slavery)

"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?"
- Joseph Howe
(Related: Fathers, Fire, Liberty, Will)

"Inequality is as dear to the American heart as liberty itself."
- William Dean Howells
(Related: Heart, American, Inequality, Liberty)

"While democracy must have its organization and controls, its vital breath is individual liberty."
- Charles Evans Hughes
(Related: Democracy, Liberty)

"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."
- Charles Evans Hughes
(Related: Constitution, Judges, Liberty, Property)

"When liberty returns, I will return."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Liberty, Will)

"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."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Liberty, Man, Want)

"It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once."
- David Hume
(Related: Liberty)

"In this context, the church supports and favors every effort today to seek the full development of the personality of all human beings, and to promote their fundamental rights, their dignity and liberty."
- Claudio Hummes
(Related: Development, Church, Dignity, Effort, Favors, Rights, Liberty, Personality, Today)

"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."
- Jon Huntsman, Jr.
(Related: Happiness, Life, People, Goal, Liberty, Pursuit, Race, Religious, State, Will)

"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."
- Kay Bailey Hutchison
(Related: Afghanistan, Europe, Freedom, Iraq, Liberty)

"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."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Boredom, Freedom, Liberty, Pleasure, Symbol)

"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."
- Henrik Ibsen
(Related: Being, Liberty, Man, Struggle)

"The more liberty you give away the more you will have."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: Liberty, Will)

"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."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: Love, Soul, Heart, Eyes, Liberty, Light, Man)

"There can be but little liberty on earth while men worship a tyrant in heaven."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: Men, Earth, Heaven, Liberty, Worship)

"I will not attack your doctrines nor your creeds if they accord liberty to me. If they hold thought to be dangerous - if they aver that doubt is a crime, then I attack them one and all, because they enslave the minds of men."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: Men, Thought, Crime, Doubt, Liberty, Will)

"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."
- Muhammad Iqbal
(Related: Men, Thought, People, Animals, Liberty, Thinking)

"Liberty, freedom and democracy are very fuzzy words, but human rights is very specific."
- Joichi Ito
(Related: Democracy, Freedom, Rights, Human rights, Liberty, Words)

"How I longed to see these things; how I longed to see the Liberty Bell and walk on the streets where Thomas Jefferson, Tom Paine and Benjamin Franklin had walked."
- Burl Ives
(Related: Liberty)

"As long as our government is administered for the good of the people, and is regulated by their will; as long as it secures to us the rights of persons and of property, liberty of conscience and of the press, it will be worth defending."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Government, People, Conscience, Rights, Liberty, Press, Property, Will, Worth)

"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."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: People, Successful, Corruption, Country, Day, Rights, Liberty, Office, Promises)

"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."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: God, Idea, Liberty, Nothing, Separation)

"The planter, the farmer, the mechanic, and the laborer... form the great body of the people of the United States, they are the bone and sinew of the country men who love liberty and desire nothing but equal rights and equal laws."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Love, Men, People, Body, Country, Desire, Rights, Laws, Liberty, Nothing, states, United)

"We can afford no liberties with liberty itself."
- Robert Jackson
(Related: Liberty)

"In Nicaragua, liberty, equality and the rule of law were the stuff of dreams. But in Paris I discovered the value of those words."
- Bianca Jagger
(Related: Equality, Dreams, Law, Liberty, Paris, Value, Words)

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Time, Blood, Liberty)

"The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Government, Progress, Gain, Liberty, Yield)

"The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Time, Life, God, Liberty)

"The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Liberty, Sea)

"When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Government, People, Fear, Liberty, Tyranny)

"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."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Happiness, Men, Life, Rights, Liberty, Pursuit, Self)

"We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a featherbed."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Liberty)

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Men, Liberty, Sea)

"Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Action, Rights, Law, Liberty, Limits, Will)

"In every country and every age, the priest had been hostile to Liberty."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Age, Country, Liberty)

"I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Liberty)

"It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of others: or their case may, by change of circumstances, become his own."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Change, Values, Circumstances, Conscience, Liberty, Man, May)

"Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: People, Liberty)

"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."
- Henry St. John
(Related: Happiness, Health, Society, Body, Liberty, Man, Pleasure)

"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."
- Allen Johnson
(Related: Soul, People, Friend, July, Liberty, Name, Old, Rest)

"The excitement right now is coming from the Liberty movement. And the Republicans want a piece of it."
- Gary Johnson
(Related: Excitement, Liberty, Now, Republicans, Right, Want)

"Whether we are New Dealer, Old Dealer, Liberty Leaguer or Red, whether we agree or not, we still have the right to think and speak how we feel."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Liberty, Old, Right)

"Now they have come to the place where their faith can no longer feed on the bread of repression and violence. They ask for the bread of liberty, of public equality, and public responsibility. It must not be denied them."
- Mordecai Wyatt Johnson
(Related: Faith, Equality, Liberty, Now, Public, Repression, Responsibility, Violence)

"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."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Happiness, Enemy, Liberty, Poverty)

"The liberty of the Press is the Palladium of all the civil, political and religious rights of an Englishman."
- Junius
(Related: Rights, Liberty, Press, Religious)

"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."
- Franz Kafka
(Related: Earth, Liberty, Opinion)

"As so often before, liberty has been wounded in the house of its friends."
- Otto Hermann Kahn
(Related: Friends, Liberty)

"The deadliest foe of democracy is not autocracy but liberty frenzied."
- Otto Hermann Kahn
(Related: Democracy, Liberty)

"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."
- Ryszard Kapuscinski
(Related: Fact, Liberty)

"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."
- Islom Karimov
(Related: Life, Deeds, Goodness, Justice, Liberty, Mankind, Will, World)

"Life without Liberty is far worse than death."
- Hamid Karzai
(Related: Death, Life, Liberty)

"Where liberty dies, evil grows."
- Hamid Karzai
(Related: Evil, Liberty)

"Our moneyed men have ruled us for the past thirty years. Under the flag of the slaveholder they hoped to destroy our liberty."
- Denis Kearney
(Related: Men, Liberty, Past, Years)

"The proper balance between individual liberty and central authority is a very ancient problem."
- Arthur Keith
(Related: Authority, Balance, Liberty)

"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."
- Arthur Keith
(Related: Time, Peace, War, Liberty, Self, Service, State)

"In every man there is an instinctive and passionate reaction if his person or liberty is attacked."
- Arthur Keith
(Related: Liberty, Man)

"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."
- Edward Kennedy
(Related: Life, America, End, Future, Journey, Justice, Liberty, Public, Will, Years)

"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Success, Friend, Survival, Burden, Hardship, Liberty, Nation, Support, Wishes)

"In our pledge every day, we pledge one Nation under God with liberty and justice for all."
- Patrick J. Kennedy
(Related: God, Day, Justice, Liberty, Nation)

"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."
- Jack Kevorkian
(Related: Life, Liberty)

"Not observation of a duty but liberty itself is the pledge that assures fidelity."
- Ellen Key
(Related: Duty, Fidelity, Liberty, Observation)

"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."
- Aly Khan
(Related: Legal, Islam, Doctrine, Law, Liberty, Principles, Schools)

"Do people really want liberty, equality, fraternity? Is it not some manner of speaking?"
- Krzysztof Kieslowski
(Related: Equality, People, Liberty, Want)

"Having proceeded to this length, for which they are now ripe, we shall have a formidable rebellion against reason, the principle of all government, and against the very name of liberty."
- Henry Knox
(Related: Government, Liberty, Name, Now, Reason, Rebellion)

"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."
- Henry Knox
(Related: Government, Friend, Consequences, Country, Events, Liberty, Result)

"A few weeks ago we were reminded that other peoples - in particular the United States of America - fought so that we Germans could live in liberty. That we should never forget."
- Horst Koehler
(Related: America, Forget, Liberty, states, United)

"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."
- Fritz Kreisler
(Related: Liberty, Mob, Order, Police, Relaxation)

"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."
- William Kunstler
(Related: Government, People, Countries, Fight, Liberty, Will)

"Humanity has won its battle. Liberty now has a country."
- Marquis de Lafayette
(Related: Battle, Country, Humanity, Liberty, Now)

"Claiming for ourselves liberty of conscience, liberty to worship, we shall see to it that every other individual enjoys the same right."
- James Larkin
(Related: Conscience, Liberty, Right, Worship)

"I claim for Canada this, that in future Canada shall be at liberty to act or not act, to interfere or not interfere, to do just as she pleases, and that she shall reserve to herself the right to judge whether or not there is cause for her to act."
- Wilfrid Laurier
(Related: Act, Canada, Cause, Future, Liberty, Right)

"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."
- Charles Lawrence
(Related: Society, Gentlemen, Law, Liberty, Protection, Support, Terror)

"There is no such thing as liberty. You only change one sort of domination for another. All we can do is to choose our master."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Change, Liberty)

"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."
- Richard Henry Lee
(Related: People, Body, Liberty)

"It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed."
- Vladimir Lenin
(Related: Liberty)

"The crime problem in New York is getting really serious. The other day the Statue of Liberty had both hands up."
- Jay Leno
(Related: Crime, Day, Liberty)

"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."
- Aldo Leopold
(Related: People, Aspirations, Harmony, Justice, Land, Liberty)

"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."
- Daniel Libeskind
(Related: Dream, America, American, Liberty)

"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."
- Rush Limbaugh
(Related: Capitalism, Country, Liberty, Mission, Nation, Reform, Saying, Succeed, Want)

"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."
- Rush Limbaugh
(Related: Government, Happiness, Life, Success, Force, Liberty, Pursuit, Succeed, Want)

"The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty. Plainly, the sheep and the wolf are not agreed upon a definition of liberty."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Act, Liberty, Sheep)

"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."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Men, Defense, Liberty, Prizes, Spirit)

"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."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Men, Fathers, Liberty, Nation, Years)

"The American patriots of today continue the tradition of the long line of patriots before them, by helping to promote liberty and freedom around the world."
- John Linder
(Related: American, Freedom, Liberty, Today, Tradition, World)

"All mankind... being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions."
- John Locke
(Related: Health, Life, Being, Harm, Liberty, Mankind, Possessions)

"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."
- Henry Cabot Lodge
(Related: Civilization, Freedom, Inheritance, Land, Liberty, Ruin, Trifle, Will)

"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."
- Henry Cabot Lodge
(Related: Civilization, Freedom, Inheritance, Land, Liberty, Mankind, Ruin, Trifle, Will)

"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."
- Henry Cabot Lodge
(Related: War, Peace, Civilization, Country, Exercise, Independence, Humanity, Influence, Liberty, Now, states, United)

"If I have freedom in my love, And in my soul am free, - Angels alone that soar above, Enjoy such liberty."
- Richard Lovelace
(Related: Love, Soul, Angels, Freedom, Liberty)

"From you we have learned what we, at least, value, to separate Church and State; and from you we gather inspiration at all times in our devotion to learning, to religious liberty, and to individual and National freedom."
- Seth Low
(Related: Inspiration, Church, Devotion, Freedom, Learning, Liberty, Religious, State, Value)

"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."
- Archibald MacLeish
(Related: Belief, Liberty)

"The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty."
- James Madison
(Related: Knowledge, Liberty)

"The loss of liberty at home is to be charged to the provisions against danger, real or imagined, from abroad."
- James Madison
(Related: Home, Danger, Liberty, Loss)

"The internal effects of a mutable policy poisons the blessings of liberty itself."
- James Madison
(Related: Policy, Blessings, Liberty)

"The happy Union of these States is a wonder; their Constitution a miracle; their example the hope of Liberty throughout the world."
- James Madison
(Related: Hope, Constitution, Example, Liberty, states, Wonder, World)

"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."
- James Madison
(Related: War, Enemies, Liberty, Public)

"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."
- James Madison
(Related: Home, Truth, Danger, Liberty, Loss)

"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?"
- James Madison
(Related: Learning, Liberty, Support)

"To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is a chimerical idea."
- James Madison
(Related: Government, Happiness, People, Idea, Virtue, Liberty, Will)

"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."
- James Madison
(Related: Happiness, Liberty, states, United)

"Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power."
- James Madison
(Related: Power, Abuse, Liberty, May)

"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."
- James Madison
(Related: People, Favorite, Liberty, Light, Mind, Public, Security)

"It is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged to the provisions against danger, real or pretended, from abroad."
- James Madison
(Related: Home, Truth, Danger, Liberty, Loss)

"As long as the reason of man continues fallible, and he is at liberty to exercise it, different opinions will be formed."
- James Madison
(Related: Exercise, Liberty, Man, Opinions, Reason, Will)

"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."
- Jose Marti
(Related: Liberty, Man)

"Perhaps the enemies of liberty are such only because they judge it by its loud voice."
- Jose Marti
(Related: Enemies, Liberty, Voice)

"The wretch who lives without freedom feels like dressing in the mud from the streets Those who have you, o Liberty, do not know. you. Those who do not have you should not speak of you, but win you."
- Jose Marti
(Related: Freedom, Liberty)

"It is terrible to speak of you, Liberty, for one who lives without you."
- Jose Marti
(Related: Liberty)

"Liberty is the right of every man to be honest, to think and to speak without hypocrisy."
- Jose Marti
(Related: Hypocrisy, Liberty, Man, Right)

"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."
- Jose Marti
(Related: Life, Body, Liberty)

"There are men who strike at liberty under the term licentiousness."
- Jonathan Mayhew
(Related: Men, Liberty)

"Let us prize our freedom; but not use our liberty for a cloak of maliciousness."
- Jonathan Mayhew
(Related: Freedom, Liberty)

"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."
- Jonathan Mayhew
(Related: Government, Happiness, Law, Liberty, Will)

"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."
- John McCain
(Related: Peace, Fight, Iraq, Justice, Liberty, Today, Value, Will)

"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."
- Mary McCarthy
(Related: Trust, Behavior, Liberty, Nothing, Opinion, State)

"Creativity is the greatest expression of liberty."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Creativity, Expression, Liberty)

"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."
- Thomas F. Meagher
(Related: Hope, America, Duty, Effort, Ireland, Liberty, states, Succeed, Support, United)

"In essentials, unity; in differences, liberty; in all things, charity."
- Philipp Melanchthon
(Related: Charity, Liberty, Unity)

"All government, of course, is against liberty."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Government, Liberty)

"Most people want security in this world, not liberty."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: People, Liberty, Security, Want, World)

"I believe in only one thing: liberty; but I do not believe in liberty enough to want to force it upon anyone."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Force, Liberty, Want)

"Liberty means responsibility. That's why most men dread it."
- Antonio de Mendoza
(Related: Men, Liberty, Responsibility)

"There is no liberty, if the power of judging be not separated from the legislative and executive powers."
- Henry Middleton
(Related: Power, Liberty)

"The liberty of the individual must be thus far limited; he must not make himself a nuisance to other people."
- John Stuart Mill
(Related: People, Liberty)

"When complaints are freely heard, deeply considered and speedily reformed, then is the utmost bound of civil liberty attained that wise men look for."
- John Milton
(Related: Men, Complaints, Liberty)

"Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties."
- John Milton
(Related: Conscience, Liberty)

"Nothing is more precious than independence and liberty."
- Ho Chi Minh
(Related: Independence, Liberty, Nothing)

"Give me liberty or give me a bran muffin!"
- Colin Mochrie
(Related: Liberty)

"Give me liberty or a bran muffin!"
- Colin Mochrie
(Related: Liberty)

"Our country may be likened to a new house. We lack many things, but we possess the most precious of all - liberty!"
- James Monroe
(Related: Country, May)

"I prefer liberty to chains of diamonds."
- Mary Wortley Montagu
(Related: Liberty)

"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."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Laws, Liberty, Will, Youth)

"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."
- Eugenio Montale
(Related: Negative, Exercise, Liberty, Poets, Self)

"Liberty is the right to do what the law permits."
- Charles de Montesquieu
(Related: Law, Liberty, Right)

"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."
- Charles Louis de Secondat Montes
(Related: Difference, Independence, Laws, Liberty, Present, Right)

"The love of liberty and the sense of human dignity are the basic elements of the Anarchist creed."
- Frederica Montseny
(Related: Love, Dignity, Liberty, Sense)

"The splendid empire of Charles the Fifth was erected upon the grave of liberty."
- John Lothrop Motley
(Related: Grave, Liberty)

"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."
- Tim Murphy
(Related: Home, War, Gratitude, Fight, Freedom, Liberty, Terror, Troops, Valor, Years)

"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."
- Timothy Murphy
(Related: War, Victory, Enemy, Hatred, Liberty, Planning, Road, Succeed, Today, Will)

"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."
- Gilbert Murray
(Related: Happiness, Life, Liberty, Man, Mercy, Property, Quarrels, World)

"The truth is that men are tired of liberty."
- Benito Mussolini
(Related: Men, Truth, Liberty)

"Amending the U.S. Constitution, the document most sacred to those who love freedom and liberty, is a delicate endeavor and should be done only on the basis of the most clear and convincing evidence that a proposed amendment is necessary."
- Ben Nelson
(Related: Love, Constitution, Freedom, Liberty)

"The tree of liberty needs to be watered from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."
- Lyn Nofziger
(Related: Time, Blood, Liberty, Needs)

"The People have a right to the Truth as they have a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."
- Frank Norris
(Related: Happiness, Life, Truth, People, Liberty, Pursuit, Right)

"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."
- Michael Novak
(Related: Liberty, Vigilance, Will)

"The universe moves in the direction of Liberty."
- Michael Novak
(Related: Direction, Liberty, Universe)

"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."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Equality, People, Actions, Country, Intentions, Liberty, Mistakes, Promise, World)

"It is difficult to discern a serious threat to religious liberty from a room of silent, thoughtful schoolchildren."
- Sandra Day O'Connor
(Related: Liberty, Religious, Thoughtful)

"Americans want our leaders to defend our values, our culture, our legacy of liberty and our way of life, not apologize."
- Christine O'Donnell
(Related: Life, Values, Americans, Culture, Leaders, Liberty, Want)

"I sometimes think that the price of liberty is not so much eternal vigilance as eternal dirt."
- George Orwell
(Related: Liberty, Vigilance)

"If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear."
- George Orwell
(Related: People, Liberty, Right, Want)

"It is a clear truth that those who every day barter away other men's liberty will soon care little for their own."
- James Otis
(Related: Men, Truth, Care, Day, Liberty, Will)

"Now, one of the most essential branches of English liberty is the freedom of one's house."
- James Otis
(Related: English, Freedom, Liberty, Now)

"But such is the irresistable nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants is the liberty of appearing."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: Nature, Truth, Liberty)

"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."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: Duty, Enemy, Liberty, Oppression, Will)

"When men yield up the privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: Men, Liberty, Privilege, Shadow, Thinking, Yield)

"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."
- Tom G. Palmer
(Related: Liberty, Reason, World)

"Challenging snow is one of my favorite kinds of skiing, and I like being able to switch techniques at liberty."
- Paul Parker
(Related: Being, Favorite, Liberty, Snow)

"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."
- Rod Parsley
(Related: Life, People, Culture, Liberty, Religious)

"Mr. President how long must women wait to get their liberty? Let us have the rights we deserve."
- Alice Paul
(Related: Women, Rights, Liberty, President)

"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."
- Ron Paul
(Related: Marriage, People, Act, Engineering, Judges, Liberty)

"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."
- Ron Paul
(Related: Government, Work, Life, Purpose, Defense, Economy, Liberty, World)

"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."
- Ron Paul
(Related: Death, Bizarre, Cause, Injury, Liberty, Risk, Sense)

"There is only one kind of freedom and that's individual liberty. Our lives come from our creator and our liberty comes from our creator. It has nothing to do with government granting it."
- Ron Paul
(Related: Government, Freedom, Liberty, Nothing)

"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."
- Ron Paul
(Related: People, Liberty, Washington, World)

"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."
- Ron Paul
(Related: People, Liberty, Washington, World)

"Our country's founders cherished liberty, not democracy."
- Ron Paul
(Related: Country, Democracy, Liberty)

"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."
- Ron Paul
(Related: Government, Conservatism, Constitution, Enemy, Liberty, Nothing, Wrong)

"History has taught us over and over again that freedom is not free. When push comes to shove, the ultimate protectors of freedom and liberty are the brave men and women in our armed forces. Throughout our history, they've answered the call in bravery and sacrifice."
- Timothy Pawlenty
(Related: History, Men, Women, Sacrifice, Bravery, Freedom, Liberty)

"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."
- Mike Pence
(Related: Values, Fact, Liberty, Nation)

"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."
- Sonny Perdue
(Related: Life, Time, God, Americans, Blessings, Creation, Liberty)

"In time, all of Korea will be united in liberty."
- Richard Perle
(Related: Time, Liberty, United, Will)

"I would rather not be a king than to forfeit my liberty."
- Phaedrus
(Related: Liberty)

"Whether in chains or in laurels, liberty knows nothing but victories."
- Wendell Phillips
(Related: Liberty, Nothing)

"Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty; power is ever stealing from the many to the few."
- Wendell Phillips
(Related: Power, Liberty, Vigilance)

"A free spirit takes liberties even with liberty itself."
- Francis Picabia
(Related: Liberty, Spirit)

"The sovereignty of one's self over one's self is called Liberty."
- Albert Pike
(Related: Liberty, Self)

"Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty."
- Plato
(Related: Democracy, Dictatorship, Extreme, Liberty, Slavery, Tyranny)

"Excess of liberty, whether it lies in state or individuals, seems only to pass into excess of slavery."
- Plato
(Related: Excess, Liberty, Lies, Slavery, State)

"Courage is what preserves our liberty, safety, life, and our homes and parents, our country and children. Courage comprises all things."
- Plautus
(Related: Life, Courage, Children, Country, Liberty, Parents, Safety)

"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."
- John Charles Polanyi
(Related: Truth, Liberty, Self)

"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."
- John Pomfret
(Related: Thought, Control, America, Democracy, Freedom, Interest, Liberty, Nation, Nations)

"Socialism values equality more than liberty."
- Dennis Prager
(Related: Equality, Values, Liberty, Socialism)

"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."
- David E. Price
(Related: Arrogance, Country, Help, Hypocrisy, Ideals, Justice, Liberty)

"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."
- Richard Price
(Related: Character, Liberty, Trade, Writing)

"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."
- Dan Quayle
(Related: Life, Christian, Liberty)

"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."
- Nick Rahall
(Related: Equality, Idea, America, Americans, Liberty, Nation, Will, Years)

"A resilient people cherishing liberty and equality and the rule of law will endure."
- Nick Rahall
(Related: Equality, People, Law, Liberty, Will)

"I am an aristocrat. I love liberty; I hate equality."
- John Randolph
(Related: Equality, Love, Hate, Liberty)

"With the blessings of liberty, we have responsibilities to defend it."
- Michael Reagan
(Related: Blessings, Liberty)

"Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Power, Enemy, Liberty)

"The liberty of the individual is a necessary postulate of human progress."
- Ernest Renan
(Related: Progress, Liberty)

"Liberty is the most precious gift we offer our citizens."
- Tom Ridge
(Related: Liberty)

"While a people preserves its language; it preserves the marks of liberty."
- Jose Rizal
(Related: People, Language, Liberty)

"Where there is no law, but every man does what is right in his own eyes, there is the least of liberty."
- Henry Martyn Robert
(Related: Eyes, Law, Liberty, Man, Right)

"Liberty doesn't work as well in practice as it does in speeches."
- Will Rogers
(Related: Work, Liberty, Practice)

"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."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Related: Government, People, Control, Liberty)

"Order without liberty and liberty without order are equally destructive."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: Liberty, Order)

"Free people, remember this maxim: we may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost."
- Jean Jacques Rousseau
(Related: People, Liberty, May)

"Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us."
- Benjamin Rush
(Related: Virtue, Liberty)

"It is his restraint that is honorable to a person, not their liberty."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Liberty, Restraint)

"Liberty is the right to do what I like; license, the right to do what you like."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Liberty, Right)

"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."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Capitalism, Exercise, Liberty, Principles, Tyranny)

"We believe, as our founders did, that 'the pursuit of happiness' depends upon individual liberty; and individual liberty requires limited government."
- Paul Ryan
(Related: Government, Happiness, Liberty, Pursuit)

"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."
- Jim Ryun
(Related: Happiness, Men, Life, Constitution, Country, Rights, Ideals, Liberty, Pursuit, Today, United)

"I want children, but at the moment the liberty I have now finally, has a far too high value."
- Gabriela Sabatini
(Related: Children, Liberty, Now, Value, Want)

"Social order at the expense of liberty is hardly a bargain."
- Marquis de Sade
(Related: Bargain, Liberty, Order)

"Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master."
- Sallust
(Related: Men, Desire, Liberty)

"The higher your station, the less your liberty."
- Sallust
(Related: Liberty)

"I like to walk about among the beautiful things that adorn the world; but private wealth I should decline, or any sort of personal possessions, because they would take away my liberty."
- George Santayana
(Related: Wealth, Liberty, Possessions, World)

"When the people contend for their liberty, they seldom get anything by their victory but new masters."
- George Savile
(Related: People, Victory, Liberty)

"The desire for security must be balanced with our regard for liberty."
- Samuel Schmid
(Related: Desire, Liberty, Security)

"The Pledge of Allegiance says, "liberty and justice for all"."
- Pat Schroeder
(Related: Justice)

"It is essential that all Americans take the time to honor and remember those individuals who gave their lives in defense of our liberty."
- Charles Schumer
(Related: Time, Americans, Defense, Honor, Liberty)

"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."
- William Scott
(Related: Act, Expression, Liberty)

"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."
- Charles de Secondat
(Related: Body, Laws, Liberty, May, Senate, United)

"Liberty is the right of doing whatever the laws permit."
- Charles de Secondat
(Related: Laws, Liberty, Right)

"The approach of liberty makes even an old man brave."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Liberty, Man, Old)

"A well governed appetite is the greater part of liberty."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Appetite, Liberty)

"If the women of the United States, with their free schools and all their enlarged liberties, are not superior to women brought up under monarchical forms of government, then there is no good in liberty."
- Anna Howard Shaw
(Related: Women, Government, Liberty, Schools, states, United)

"Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Men, Liberty, Responsibility)

"If vice and corruption prevail, liberty cannot subsist; but if virtue have the advantage, arbitrary power cannot be established."
- Algernon Sidney
(Related: Power, Virtue, Corruption, Liberty, Vice)

"Liberty cannot be preserved, if the manners of the people are corrupted."
- Algernon Sidney
(Related: People, Liberty, Manners)

"Liberty is the possibility of doubting, the possibility of making a mistake, the possibility of searching and experimenting, the possibility of saying No to any authority - literary, artistic, philosophic, religious, social and even political."
- Ignazio Silone
(Related: Mistake, Possibility, Authority, Liberty, Literary, Religious, Saying)

"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."
- Lorenzo Snow
(Related: Constitution, Integrity, Laws, Liberty, states, United, Will)

"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."
- Tony Snow
(Related: Power, Wealth, Ability, Authority, Liberty, Military, Vitality)

"We believe. We believe in our destiny as a nation. We believe we have been called to do good, to spread the blessings of liberty and encourage the sense of trust upon which free societies depend."
- Tony Snow
(Related: Trust, Blessings, Destiny, Liberty, Nation, Sense)

"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."
- Tony Snow
(Related: Love, Death, Civilization, Blindness, Liberty, Want)

"The ideology of capitalism makes us all into connoisseurs of liberty - of the indefinite expansion of possibility."
- Susan Sontag
(Related: Possibility, Capitalism, Ideology, Liberty)

"What more felicity can fall to creature, than to enjoy delight with liberty?"
- Edmund Spenser
(Related: Delight, Liberty)

"The only security men can have for their political liberty, consists in keeping their money in their own pockets."
- Lysander Spooner
(Related: Men, Money, Liberty, Security)

"The price we have to pay for money is sometimes liberty."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Money, Liberty)

"If the evens of September 11, 2001, have proven anything, it's that the terrorists can attack us, but they can't take away what makes us American - our freedom, our liberty, our civil rights. No, only Attorney General John Ashcroft can do that."
- Jon Stewart
(Related: American, Civil rights, Freedom, Liberty)

"In fact, a fundamental interdependence exists between the personal right to liberty and the personal right to property."
- Potter Stewart
(Related: Fact, Liberty, Property, Right)

"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."
- Ezra Stiles
(Related: Body, Conscience, Enjoyment, Exercise, Interest, Judgment, Liberty, Mankind, Right)

"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."
- Ezra Stiles
(Related: Liberty, Pleasure, Public, states, United)

"The men of the future will yet fight their way to many a liberty that we do not even miss."
- Max Stirner
(Related: Men, Fight, Future, Liberty, Will)

"Here, also, has been evolved the form of government consistent with the largest possible civil liberty."
- Josiah Strong
(Related: Government, Liberty)

"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."
- Josiah Strong
(Related: Men, Civilization, Christian, Christianity, First, Liberty, Light, Mankind, May, Needs, Spiritual)

"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."
- William Graham Sumner
(Related: Law, Liberty, Man, Welfare)

"I dare not exercise personal liberty if it infringes on the liberty of others."
- Billy Sunday
(Related: Exercise, Liberty)

"Personal liberty is not personal license."
- Billy Sunday
(Related: Liberty)

"The common Notions of Liberty are not from School Divines, but from Nature."
- Algernon Sydney
(Related: Nature, Liberty, School)

"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."
- Algernon Sydney
(Related: Effect, Liberty, Restraint)

"Laws and constitutions ought to be weighed... to constitute that which is most conducing to the establishment of justice and liberty."
- Algernon Sydney
(Related: Justice, Laws, Liberty)

"If we hold true to our ideals and our commitment to freedom, this generation of servicemen and women will have extended liberty to the Iraqi people, just as previous generations of Americans have all across the globe."
- James Talent
(Related: Women, People, Americans, Commitment, Freedom, Generations, Ideals, Liberty, Will)

"The painting develops before my eyes, unfolding its surprises as it progresses. It is this which gives me the sense of complete liberty, and for this reason I am incapable of forming a plan or making a sketch beforehand."
- Yves Tanguy
(Related: Eyes, Liberty, Painting, Reason, Sense, Surprises)

"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."
- Tecumseh
(Related: Heart, Body, Country, Fathers, Liberty)

"We are all of us the worse for too much liberty."
- Terence
(Related: Liberty)

"Too much liberty corrupts us all."
- Terence
(Related: Liberty)

"There can be no liberty unless there is economic liberty."
- Margaret Thatcher
(Related: Liberty)

"My education was the liberty I had to read indiscriminately and all the time, with my eyes hanging out."
- Dylan Thomas
(Related: Education, Time, Eyes, Liberty)

"When liberty is taken away by force it can be restored by force. When it is relinquished voluntarily by default it can never be recovered."
- Dorothy Thompson
(Related: Force, Liberty)

"It is not the fact of liberty but the way in which liberty is exercised that ultimately determines whether liberty itself survives."
- Dorothy Thompson
(Related: Fact, Liberty)

"Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Liberty)

"I believe our flag is more than just cloth and ink. It is a universally recognized symbol that stands for liberty, and freedom. It is the history of our nation, and it's marked by the blood of those who died defending it."
- John Thune
(Related: History, Blood, Freedom, Liberty, Nation, Symbol)

"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."
- Todd Tiahrt
(Related: Government, Society, Dream, American, Building, Dignity, Future, Liberty, Prosperity, Republicans, Security, Will)

"They who are in the highest places, and have the most power, have the least liberty, because they are the most observed."
- John Tillotson
(Related: Power, Liberty)

"The Americans combine the notions of religion and liberty so intimately in their minds, that it is impossible to make them conceive of one without the other."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: Religion, Americans, Liberty)

"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."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: Equality, Democracy, Liberty, Nothing, Restraint, Socialism, Word)

"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."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: America, Liberty, Majority, May, Opinion)

"Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: Faith, Morality, Liberty)

"From this bestial view that the human mind consists of only sense certainty, pleasure and pain, Locke developed an equally bestial theory of the nation. Man originally existed in a State of Nature of complete liberty."
- Robert Trout
(Related: Nature, Certainty, Liberty, Man, Mind, Nation, Pain, Pleasure, Sense, State, Theory)

"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."
- Harriet Tubman
(Related: Death, Liberty, Mind, Right)

"I grew up like a neglected weed - ignorant of liberty, having no experience of it."
- Harriet Tubman
(Related: Experience, Liberty)

"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."
- Harriet Tubman
(Related: Time, Strength, Fight, Liberty)

"The right of such control is already admitted by the State Socialists, though they maintain that, as a matter of fact, the individual would be allowed a much larger liberty than he now enjoys."
- Benjamin Tucker
(Related: Control, Fact, Liberty, Now, Right, State)

"Such security is equal liberty. But it is not necessarily equality in the use of the earth."
- Benjamin Tucker
(Related: Equality, Earth, Liberty, Security)

"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."
- Benjamin Tucker
(Related: Thought, Authority, Liberty, Names, Principles, Schools, Socialism, State)

"To force a man to pay for the violation of his own liberty is indeed an addition of insult to injury."
- Benjamin Tucker
(Related: Force, Injury, Insult, Liberty, Man)

"I do believe very much in the idea of unexpected or "convulsive" beauty - beauty in the service of liberty."
- Jeff Vandermeer
(Related: Beauty, Idea, Liberty, Service)

"The Constitution guarantees us our rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That's all. It doesn't guarantee our rights to charity."
- Jesse Ventura
(Related: Happiness, Life, Charity, Constitution, Rights, Liberty, Pursuit)

"Liberty is worth paying for."
- Jules Verne
(Related: Liberty, Worth)

"While I gave up God a long time ago, I never shook the habit of wanting to believe in something. So I replaced my creed of everlasting life with life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."
- Sarah Vowell
(Related: Happiness, Life, Time, God, Habit, Liberty, Pursuit)

"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."
- Benjamin F. Wade
(Related: Men, Power, Travel, Liberty, Road, Unconscious)

"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."
- Robert Walpole
(Related: Power, Army, Commerce, Delusion, Destruction, Liberty)

"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."
- Robert Walpole
(Related: Life, Gentlemen, Liberty, Will)

"The selfless actions of these heroes have removed them from their families, businesses and homeland to fight, so that others may experience the liberty awaiting our troops upon safe return to America."
- Jim Walsh
(Related: Experience, Actions, America, Fight, Heroes, Liberty, May, Troops)

"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."
- Earl Warren
(Related: Life, Thought, Liberty)

"Liberty, not communism, is the most contagious force in the world."
- Earl Warren
(Related: Communism, Force, Liberty, World)

"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."
- Earl Warren
(Related: Men, Law, Liberty, Nation, Nixon, Will)

"A superfluity of wealth, and a train of domestic slaves, naturally banish a sense of general liberty, and nourish the seeds of that kind of independence that usually terminates in aristocracy."
- Mercy Otis Warren
(Related: Wealth, Aristocracy, Independence, Liberty, Sense)

"Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty."
- George Washington
(Related: Government, Liberty, Military, Republican)

"Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth."
- George Washington
(Related: Growth, Liberty)

"It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it."
- George Washington
(Related: Abuse, Jealousy, Liberty, Man, May, Will)

"Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth."
- George Washington
(Related: Constitution, Importance, Liberty)

"Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness."
- George Washington
(Related: Power, Liberty)

"The contest for ages has been to rescue liberty from the grasp of executive power."
- Daniel Webster
(Related: Power, Liberty)

"We have been taught to regard a representative of the people as a sentinel on the watch-tower of liberty."
- Daniel Webster
(Related: People, Liberty)

"God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it."
- Daniel Webster
(Related: Love, God, Liberty)

"A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue."
- Daniel Webster
(Related: Virtue, Country, Liberty)

"Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable."
- Daniel Webster
(Related: Liberty, Now)

"Liberty exists in proportion to wholesome restraint."
- Daniel Webster
(Related: Liberty, Restraint)

"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."
- Simone Weil
(Related: Equality, Beauty, Truth, Grace, Humanism, Infinite, Liberty, Thinking, Value, Wrong)

"Liberty is the only thing you can't have unless you give it to others."
- William Allen White
(Related: Liberty)

"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."
- Walt Whitman
(Related: Law, Laws, Liberty, Man)

"Whenever we take away the liberties of those whom we hate we are opening the way to loss of liberty for those we love."
- Wendell L. Wilkie
(Related: Love, Hate, Liberty, Loss)

"The Statue of Liberty is no longer saying, 'Give me your poor, your tired, your huddled masses.' She's got a baseball bat and yelling, 'You want a piece of me?'"
- Robin Williams
(Related: Baseball, Liberty, Poor, Saying, Want)

"To help the poor to a capacity for action and liberty is something essential for one's own health as well as theirs: there is a needful gift they have to offer which cannot be offered so long as they are confined by poverty."
- Rowan D. Williams
(Related: Health, Action, Help, Liberty, Poor, Poverty)

"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."
- Wendell Willkie
(Related: Love, Fact, Hate, Liberty, Loss, Now)

"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."
- James Q. Wilson
(Related: Nature, Law, Liberty, Name, Oppression)

"The history of liberty is a history of resistance."
- Woodrow Wilson
(Related: History, Liberty)

"The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty."
- Woodrow Wilson
(Related: Peace, Democracy, Liberty, World)

"America was established not to create wealth but to realize a vision, to realize an ideal - to discover and maintain liberty among men."
- Woodrow Wilson
(Related: Men, Vision, Wealth, America, Liberty)

"Liberty has never come from Government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it."
- Woodrow Wilson
(Related: History, Government, Power, Liberty, Limitations)

"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."
- Woodrow Wilson
(Related: Love, Liberty, Nation, Poor)

"Liberty is the proper end and object of authority, and cannot subsist without it; and it is liberty to that which is good, just, and honest."
- John Winthrop
(Related: Authority, End, Liberty)

"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."
- Henry A. Wise
(Related: Authority, Conflict, Fight, Liberty, State, Will)

"Of course it's why you want to become a writer - because you have the liberty to do that, but once you have the liberty you also have the obligation to do it."
- Tobias Wolff
(Related: Liberty, Obligation, Want, Writer)

"I come before you to declare that my sex are entitled to the inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."
- Victoria Woodhull
(Related: Happiness, Life, Sex, Liberty, Pursuit, Right)

"Equality is the soul of liberty; there is, in fact, no liberty without it."
- Frances Wright
(Related: Equality, Soul, Fact, Liberty)

"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."
- Frances Wright
(Related: Injury, Liberty, Tyranny)

"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."
- Francis Wright
(Related: Equality, Consideration, Cooperation, Labor, Liberty, May, Will)

"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?"
- Francis Wright
(Related: Feelings, Attention, Liberty, May, Nations)

"Toleration and liberty are the foundations of a great republic."
- Frank Lloyd Wright
(Related: Liberty)

"If liberty has any meaning it means freedom to improve."
- Philip Wylie
(Related: Freedom, Liberty, Meaning)

"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."
- Don Young
(Related: Government, Constitution, Justification, Land, Liberty, Nothing)

"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."
- Lin Yutang
(Related: Peace, Justice, Lawyers, Liberty, Soldiers)

"The first step toward liberty is to miss liberty; the second, to seek it; the third, to find it."
- Leopold Zunz
(Related: First, Liberty)