Liberty Quotes

When liberty comes with hands dabbled in blood it is hard to shake hands with her.

Oscar Wilde

Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.

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

You can protect your liberties in this world only by protecting the other man's freedom. You can be free only if I am free.

Clarence Darrow

Where liberty is, there is my country

Benjamin Franklin

The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.

Thomas Jefferson

The basis of a democratic state is liberty.


He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from opposition; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach himself.

Thomas Paine

The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave

Thomas Jefferson

To renounce liberty is to renounce being a man, to surrender the rights of humanity and even its duties

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Liberty is to be free from restraint and violence from others

John Locke

Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.

John Adams

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

John Adams

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.

Louis D. Brandeis

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Updated On : December 22, 2013
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