If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.
Liberty, equality - bad principles! The only true principle for humanity is justice; and justice to the feeble is protection and kindness
Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
I prefer liberty with danger than peace with slavery
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.
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
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 the government to the utmost.
Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable.
Be not intimidated, therefore, by any terrors, from publishing with the utmost freedom whatever can be warranted by the laws of your country; nor suffer yourselves to be wheedled out of your liberty by any pretenses of politeness, delicacy, or decency. These, as they are often used, are but three different names for hypocrisy, chicanery, and cowardice.
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...
Arms are the only true badge of liberty. The possession of arms is the distinction of a free man from a slave.
Political Liberty consists in the power of doing whatever does not injure another. The exercise of the natural rights of every [human], has no other limits than those which are necessary to secure to every other [human] the free exercise of the same rights.
Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!
When liberty comes with hands dabbled in blood it is hard to shake hands with her.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
Sell not virtue to purchase wealth, nor liberty to purchase power.
Liberty is the only thing you cannot have unless you are willing to give it to others.
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.
In necessary things, unity;in doubtful things, liberty;in all things, charity.
Patriotism is a menace to 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
They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security
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