Liberty Quotes

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

The people are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.

Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

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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