Liberty Quotes

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

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

Liberty and equality--lovely and sacred words!

Giuseppe Mazzini

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

Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith.

Alexis de Tocqueville

Liberty is the only thing you cannot have unless you are willing to give it to others.

William Allen White

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

Henry David Thoreau

Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

Bible

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

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
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