The way to secure liberty is to place it in the people's hands, that is, to give them the power at all times to defend it in the legislature and in the courts of justice
Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal -- well-meaning but without understanding.
Liberty can be delayed, but it cannot be denied.
All men have equal rights to liberty, to their property, and to the protection of the laws
Sell not virtue to purchase wealth, nor liberty to purchase power.
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
There are those who will say that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind is nothing but a dream. They are right. It is the American Dream.
It has long been a grave question whether any government, not too strong for the liberties of its people, can be strong enough to maintain its existence in great emergencies
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.
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