Liberty Quotes

Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.

George Bernard Shaw

Experience teaches us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purposes are beneficent.

Louis D. Brandeis

It is difficult to discern a serious threat to religious liberty from a room of silent, thoughtful schoolchildren.

Sandra Day O'Conner

The notion of religious liberty is that you cannot be forced to participate in a religious ceremony that's not of your choosing simply because you're out-voted

Ira Glasser

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

If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in government to the utmost.

Aristotle

The principle of liberty and equality, if coupled with mere selfishness, will make men only devils, each trying to be independent that he may fight only for his own interest. And here is the need of religion and its power, to bring in the principle of benevolence and love to men.

John Randolph

Resolve not to be poor: whatever you have, spend less. Poverty is a great enemy to human happiness; it certainly destroys liberty, and it makes some virtues impracticable and others extremely difficult.

Samuel Johnson

Liberty, as it is concieved by current opinion, has nothing inherent about it; it is a sort of gift or trust bestowed on the individual by the state pending good behaviour.

Mary Mccarty

The sun of liberty is set; you must light up the candle of industry and economy.

Benjamin Franklin

The love of liberty with life is given, And life itself the inferior gift of Heaven.

John Dryden

Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.

John Philpot Curran

The tree of liberty grows only when watered by the blood of tyrants.

Bertrand Barere

A day, an hour, of virtuous liberty Is worth a whole eternity in bondage.

Joseph Addison

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.

Thomas Jefferson

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.

Patrick Henry

Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.

George Washington

Though the flame of liberty may sometimes cease to shine, the coal can never expire

Thomas Paine

Liberty is a different kind of pain from prison.

T.S. Eliot

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.

Edmund Burke

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

Josiah Warren

When men yield up the privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon.

Thomas Paine

Liberty is the power that we have over ourselves

Hugo Grotius

The liberty of speaking and writing guards our other liberties.

Thomas Jefferson
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