Liberty Quotes

Sell not your liberty to gratify your luxury

Unknown

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.

John Adams

Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place.

Frederic Bastiat

I prefer liberty with danger than peace with slavery

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.

Thomas Jefferson

Civil liberty is the status of the man who is guaranteed by law and civil institutions the exclusive employment of all his own powers for his own welfare.

William Graham Sumner

A liberty subject to law and subordinate to the common welfare.

Bainbridge Colby

Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty.

Ronald Reagan

The advance of freedom is the calling of our time; it is the calling of our country. From the Fourteen Points to the Four Freedoms, to the Speech at Westminster, America has put our power at the service of principle. We believe that liberty is the design of nature; we believe that liberty is the direction of history. We believe that human fulfillment and excellence come in the responsible exercise of liberty. And we believe that freedom the freedom we prize is not for us alone, it is the right and the capacity of all mankind.

George Walker Bush

This is, above all, the age of liberty.

George Walker Bush

No man's life, liberty or property are safe while the legislature is in session

Unknown

I sought not in her visage, for the tinge of the morning, and the lustre of heaven. These had vanished with life; but I hoped for liberty to print a last kiss upon her lips. This was denied me; for such had been the merciless blow that destroyed her, that not a lineament remained!

Charles Brockden Brown

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

Thomas Paine

Those who would give up essential Liberty to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety

Ben Franklin

Even on the white English crags A few strong spirits, in a race that binds Its body in chains and calls them Liberty, And calls each fresh link Progress, stood erect With faces pale that hunger'd to the light.

Robert Williams Buchanan
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