Liberty Quotes

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

Thomas Jefferson

I prefer liberty with danger than peace with slavery

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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

Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.

Kahlil Gibran

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

John Adams

If liberty has any meaning it means freedom to improve.

Philip Wylie

I gave my smile its liberty, with no curfew nor bounds.

Vanna Bonta

The advance of liberty is the path to both a safer and better world.

George Walker Bush

It is harder to preserve than to obtain liberty.

John Caldwell Calhoun

Where the people fear the government you have tyranny. Where the government fears the people you have liberty.

John Basil Barnhill

Liberty can be delayed, but it cannot be denied.

George Walker Bush

Liberty can be delayed, but it cannot be denied.

George Walker Bush

Individual liberty is the whole purpose of political life, and I thought it was threatened then [in 1964 becoming politically engaged at age 15] and I think it's threatened now.

John Robert Bolton

The survival of liberty in our land increasingly depends on the success of liberty in other lands. The best hope for peace in our world is the expansion of freedom in all the world.

George Walker Bush

Outside of that single fatality of death, everything, joy or happiness, is liberty.

Albert Camus

For decades, the circle of liberty and security and development has been expanding in our world. This progress has brought unity to Europe, self-government to Latin America and Asia, and new hope to Africa. Now we have the historic chance to widen the circle even further, to fight radicalism and terror with justice and dignity, to achieve a true peace, founded on human freedom.

George Walker Bush

The prosperity, and social vitality and technological progress of a people are directly determined by the extent of their liberty. Freedom honors and unleashes human creativity and creativity determines the strength and wealth of nations. Liberty is both the plan of Heaven for humanity, and the best hope for progress here on Earth.

George Walker Bush

Nothing is so wearing as the possession or abuse of liberty.

Emil Cioran

This young century will be liberty's century. By promoting liberty abroad, we will build a safer world. By encouraging liberty at home, we will build a more hopeful America. Like generations before us, we have a calling from beyond the stars to stand for freedom. This is the everlasting dream of America.

George Walker Bush

You are wrong. The state and its existence are essential before everything else. All this preoccupation with liberty is not serious.

Habib Bourguiba

The forests have taught man liberty.

Paul Charles Joseph Bourget

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

This is, above all, the age of liberty.

George Walker Bush

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

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Updated On : December 22, 2013
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