Liberty Quotes

I believe that liberty is the only genuinely valuable thing that men have invented, at least in the field of government, in a thousand years. I believe that it is better to be free than to be not free, even when the former is dangerous and the latter safe. I believe that the finest qualities of man can flourish only in free air ñ that progress made under the shadow of the policeman's club is false progress, and of no permanent value. I believe that any man who takes the liberty of another into his keeping is bound to become a tyrant, and that any man who yields up his liberty, in however slight the measure, is bound to become a slave.

H. L. Mencken

The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is inefficiency. An efficient bureaucracy is the greatest threat to liberty

Eugene McCarthy

Every man who expresses an honest thought is a soldier in the army of intellectual liberty

Robert Green Ingersoll

Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty and dies with chaos

Will Durant

Teenage boys, goaded by their surging hormones run in packs like the primal horde. They have only a brief season of exhilarating liberty between control by their mothers and control by their wives.

Camille Paglia

Patriotism is a menace to liberty.

Emma Goldman

The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right; the spirit of liberty is the spirit which seeks to understand the minds of other men and women

Learned Hand

Humanity has won its battle. Liberty now has a country

Marquis De Lafayette

Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable.

Daniel Webster

In necessary things, unity;in doubtful things, liberty;in all things, charity.

Anne Baxter

Absolute liberty is absence of restraint; responsibility is restraint; therefore, the ideally free individual is responsible to himself.

Henry B. Adams

Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power.

James Madison

It was the advent of the second plane, sharking in low over the Statue of Liberty: that was the defining moment. Until then, America thought she was witnessing nothing more serious than the worst aviation disaster in history; now she had a sense of the fantastic vehemence ranged against her.

Martin Amis

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

Liberty and equality--lovely and sacred words!

Giuseppe Mazzini
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