Liberty Quotes

It is harder to preserve than to obtain liberty.

John Caldwell Calhoun

We only live once and every day spent living your principles is a day at liberty. It is clear that history is on our side.

Julian Paul Assange

The case for trade is not just monetary, but moral. Economic freedom creates habits of liberty. And habits of liberty create expectations of democracy.

George Walker Bush

Where the people fear the government you have tyranny. Where the government fears the people you have liberty.

John Basil Barnhill

The advance of liberty is the path to both a safer and better world.

George Walker Bush

I gave my smile its liberty, with no curfew nor bounds.

Vanna Bonta

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 Alexandrovich Bakunin

What are the American ideals? They are the development of the individual for his own and the common good; the development of the individual through liberty, and the attainment of the common good through democracy and social justice.

Louis Dembitz Brandeis

The tree of liberty only grows when watered by the blood of tyrants.

Bertrand Barre de Vieuzac

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

Our work for peace must begin within the private world of each one of us. To build for man a world without fear, we must be without fear. To build a world of justice, we must be just. And how can we fight for liberty if we are not free in our own minds? How can we ask others to sacrifice if we are not ready to do so?... Only in true surrender to the interest of all can we reach that strength and independence, that unity of purpose, that equity of judgment which are necessary if we are to measure up to our duty to the future, as men of a generation to whom the chance was given to build in time a world of peace.

Dag Hammarskjld

All religions united with government are more or less inimical to liberty. All, separated from government, are compatible with liberty.

Henry Clay

Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.

Milton, John

Nothing is so wearing as the possession or abuse of liberty.

Emil Cioran

The dearest ambition of a slave is not liberty but to have a slave of his own.

Sir Richard Francis Burton
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