Liberty Quotes

Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.

Henry David Thoreau

The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it comes stronger than their democratic state itself.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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 T. Wilson

All government, of course, is against liberty.

Henry Louis Mencken

Where liberty is, there is my country

Benjamin Franklin

Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.

Thomas Jefferson

Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.

Benjamin Franklin

When liberty comes with hands dabbled in blood it is hard to shake hands with her.

Oscar Wilde

The conscience is the sacred haven of the liberty of man.

Napoleon

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

A university should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning.

Benjamin Disraeli

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!

Benjamin Franklin

Liberty is obedience to the law which one has laid down for oneself.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Englishmen hate Liberty and Equality too much to understand them. But every Englishman loves a pedigree.

George Bernard Shaw

[E]conomic liberty and creative entrepreneurship are the basis of any solution to todays social and economic difficulties. Blaming business, setting wages, and attempting to run the economy by decree from Washington only exacerbates the problems. Consider the minimum wage. It seems so simple: Tell business to pay its workers more. But a hike in the minimum wage is essentially a tax, punishing precisely those companies that hire workers with the least skills.

Doug Bandow
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