Liberty Quotes

In every country and every age, the priest had been hostile to Liberty.

Thomas Jefferson

The liberties of our country, the freedoms of our civil Constitution are worth defending at all hazards; it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors. They purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood. It will bring a mark of everlasting infamy on the present generation – enlightened as it is – if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of designing men.

Sam Adams

The Americans combine the notions of religion and liberty so intimately in their minds, that it is impossible to make them conceive of one without the other

Alexis de Tocqueville

Where there are too many policemen, there is no liberty. Where there are too many soldiers, there is no peace. Where there are too many lawyers, there is no justice.

Lyn Yutang

Liberty is obedience to the law which one has laid down for oneself

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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

Cannonball Adderley

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 the government to the utmost.

Aristotle

He goes seeking liberty, which is so dear, as he knows who for it renounces life.

Durante degli Alighieri

The liberty of man consists solely in this: that he obeys natural laws because he has himself recognized them as such, and not because they have been externally imposed upon him by any extrinsic will whatever, divine or human, collective or individual.

Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin

We wish, in a word, equality - equality in fact as a corollary, or rather, as primordial condition of liberty. From each according to his faculties, to each according to his needs; that is what we wish sincerely and energetically.

Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin

The wielders of power did not speak for it, nor did they naturally serve it. Their interest was to use and develop power, no less natural and necessary than liberty but more dangerous.

Bernard Bailyn

Marriage is a fight to the death, before which the wedded couple ask a blessing from heaven, because it is the rashest of all undertakings to swear eternal love; the fight at once commences and victory, that is to say liberty, remains in the hands of the cleverer of the two.

Honor de Balzac

If American champions of civil liberty could all think in terms of economic freedom as the goal of their labors, they too would accept "workers' democracy" as far superior to what the capitalist world offers to any but a small minority. Yes, and they would accept regretfully, of course the necessity of dictatorship while the job of reorganizing society on a socialist basis is being done.

Roger Nash Baldwin

He that commands the sea is at great liberty, and may take as much and as little of the war as he will.

Francis Bacon

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

Cannonball Adderley

Liberty and good government do not exclude each other; and there are excellent reasons why they should go together. Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end. It is not for the sake of a good public administration that it is required, but for security in the pursuit of the highest objects of civil society, and of private life. Increase of freedom in the State may sometimes promote mediocrity, and give vitality to prejudice; it may even retard useful legislation, diminish the capacity for war, and restrict the boundaries of Empire.

John Dalberg-Acton, Lord Acton

Liberty, next to religion has been the motive of good deeds and the common pretext of crime...

John Dalberg-Acton, Lord Acton

The Justice Department [] seems to be running amok and out of control [] This agency right now is the biggest threat to personal liberty in the country.

Richard Keith

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

Bertrand Barre de Vieuzac

Those who have ever valued liberty for its own sake believed that to be free to choose, and not to be chosen for, is an inalienable ingredient in what makes human beings human.

Sir Isaiah Berlin

Give thought to life and liberty.

Cyrano Hercule Savinien de Bergerac

We can only protect liberty by making it relevant to the modern world.

Anthony Charles Lynton Blair

The reason Milton wrote in fetters when he wrote of Angels and God, and at liberty when of Devils and Hell, is because he was a true poet and of the Devil's party without knowing it.

William Blake

The United States appear to be destined by Providence to plague America with misery in the name of liberty.

Simn Jos Antonio de la Santsima Trinidad Bolvar y

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Updated On : December 22, 2013
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