Liberty Quotes

All men have equal rights to liberty, to their property, and to the protection of the laws

Voltaire

Sell not virtue to purchase wealth, nor liberty to purchase power.

Benjamin Franklin

Where liberty is, there is my country

Benjamin Franklin

Liberty without learning is always in peril and learning without liberty is always in vain

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

All government, of course, is against liberty.

Henry Louis Mencken

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.

Woodrow T. Wilson

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.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

The liberty of speaking and writing guards our other liberties.

Thomas Jefferson

Liberty is the power that we have over ourselves

Hugo Grotius

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

Thomas Paine

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

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.

Archibald MacLeish

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

Abraham Lincoln

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 is a different kind of pain from prison.

T.S. Eliot

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

Thomas Paine

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

George Washington

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 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

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

Joseph Addison

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

Bertrand Barere

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

The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.

Edmund Burke

Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.

John Philpot Curran

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