Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal -- well-meaning but without understanding.
Liberty and equality--lovely and sacred words!
Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith.
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
Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power.
The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is inefficiency. An efficient bureaucracy is the greatest threat to liberty
The only sure bulwark of continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the interests of the people, and a people strong enough and well enough informed to maintain its sovereign control over the government.
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.
The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground
I believe that all government is evil, in that all government must necessarily make war on liberty, and that the democratic government is at least as bad as any of the other forms
The sole end for which mankind are warranted, individually or collectively, in interfering with the liberty of action of any of their number, is self-protection
Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God. I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death
Those who would give up essential Liberty to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety
He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself
No man's life, liberty or property are safe while the legislature is in session
Sell not your liberty to gratify your luxury
We have proved that the true strength of our nation comes not from the scale of our wealth but from the power of our ideals - opportunity, democracy, liberty and hope
After order and liberty, economy is one of the highest essentials of a free government.... Economy is always a guarantee of peace.
I place economy among the first and most important virtues, and public debt as the greatest of dangers ... We must make our choice between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude. If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the.
In necessary things, unity; in doubtful things, liberty; in all things, charity.
To place yourself under an obligation is to sell your liberty
Life without liberty is like a body without spirit
Every man who expresses an honest thought is a soldier in the army of intellectual liberty.
Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty, and dies with chaos.