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!
The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.
If you want to be free, there is but one way; it is to guarantee an equally full measure of liberty to all your neighbors. There is no other.
Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.
hose who expect to reap the blessings of liberty must undergo the fatigues of supporting it
The true character of liberty is independence, maintained by force
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.
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.
All men have equal rights to liberty, to their property, and to the protection of the laws
Where liberty is, there is my country
Liberty without learning is always in peril and learning without liberty is always in vain
All government, of course, is against liberty.
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.
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.
The liberty of speaking and writing guards our other liberties.
Liberty is the power that we have over ourselves
When men yield up the privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon.
Liberty, then, is the sovereignty of the individual, and never shall man know liberty until each and every individual is acknowledged to be the only legitimate sovereign of his or her person, time, and property, each living and acting at his own cost
But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.
Liberty is a different kind of pain from prison.
Though the flame of liberty may sometimes cease to shine, the coal can never expire
Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.
Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.
Liberty is the great parent of science and of virtue; and a nation will be great in both always in proportion as it is free.
A day, an hour, of virtuous liberty Is worth a whole eternity in bondage.