Liberty Quotes

Men regard it as their right to return evil for evil and, if they cannot, feel they have lost their liberty


Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.

George Bernard Shaw

If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

George Orwell

The true character of liberty is independence, maintained by force


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.


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

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

The love of liberty with life is given, And life itself the inferior gift of Heaven.

John Dryden

The sun of liberty is set; you must light up the candle of industry and economy.

Benjamin Franklin

Liberty, as it is concieved by current opinion, has nothing inherent about it; it is a sort of gift or trust bestowed on the individual by the state pending good behaviour.

Mary Mccarty

The Power Of Failure: We Get To Decide What It Means

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Updated On : December 22, 2013
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