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Liberty Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Liberty

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Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

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They who can give up essential liberty
to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety.
- Benjamin Franklin

Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.
- Khalil Gibran

Educate and inform the whole mass of the people ...
They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
- Thomas Jefferson

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It is difficult to discern a serious threat to religious
liberty from a room of silent,
thoughtful schoolchildren.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

I am an aristocrat.
I love liberty; I hate equality.
- John Randolph

Seek freedom and become captive of your desires.
Seek discipline and find your liberty.
- Frank Herbert


 

Those who won our independence...
valued liberty as an end and as a means.
They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness
and courage to be the secret of liberty.
- Louis D. Brandeis

The tree of liberty needs to be watered from time to
time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
- Lyn Nofziger

Whether in chains or in laurels, liberty knows nothing but victories.
- Douglas MacArthur

I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice!
And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
- Barry Goldwater

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 government to the utmost.
- Aristotle

I must study politics and war that my sons may have
liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
- John Adams

Equality is the soul of liberty; there is,
in fact, no liberty without it.
- Frances Wright

He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that.
- John Stuart Mill, On Liberty (1859)

Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.
- Edward Everett

Peace is liberty in tranquillity.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

When the traveler goes alone he gets acquainted with himself.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey

A person cannot love a plant after he has pruned it,
then he has either done a poor job or is devoid of emotion.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey

I know my country has not perfected itself.
At times, we've struggled to keep the promise of liberty
and equality for all of our people.
We've made our share of mistakes, and there are times
when our actions around the world have not lived up to our best intentions.
- Barack Obama

Equality, rightly understood as our founding fathers understood it,
leads to liberty and to the emancipation of creative differences;
wrongly understood,
as it has been so tragically in our time,
it leads first to conformity and then to despotism.
- Barry Goldwater

When the American spirit was in its youth,
the language of America was different:
Liberty,
sir, was the primary object.
- Patrick Henry

It is easy to take liberty for granted,
when you have never had it taken from you.
- Dick Cheney

Show me the country that has no strikes and I'll show
you the country in which there is no liberty.
- Samuel Gompers

It's important to every American that the law protect
his or her basic liberty.
- Stephen Breyer

Just as the strength of the Internet is chaos,
so the strength of our liberty depends upon the chaos
and cacophony of the unfettered speech the First Amendment protects.
- Judge Dalzell

Not observation of a duty but liberty itself is the
pledge that assures fidelity.
- Ellen Key

America stands for individual liberty,
but that means an ordered liberty.
- Bainbridge Colby

A well governed appetite is the greater part of liberty.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women;
when it dies there,
no constitution, no law, no court can save it.
- Learned Hand

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

The excitement right now is coming from the Liberty movement.
And the Republicans want a piece of it.
- Gary Johnson

This young century will be liberty's century.
- George W. Bush

That liberty is a great thing we may know from our own feelings,
and we may likewise judge so from the conduct of the white-people,
in the late war.
- Jupiter Hammon

The men of the future will yet fight their way to many
a liberty that we do not even miss.
- Max Stirner

Where the state begins, individual liberty ceases,
and vice versa.
- Mikhail Bakunin

Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice.
And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
- Barry Goldwater

What more felicity can fall to creature,
than to enjoy delight with liberty?
- Edmund Spenser

Liberty for wolves is death to the lambs.
- Isaiah Berlin

I come before you to declare that my sex are entitled
to the inalienable right to life,
liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
- Victoria Woodhull

Claiming for ourselves liberty of conscience,
liberty to worship, we shall see to it that every other
individual enjoys the same right.
- James Larkin

While a people preserves its language;
it preserves the marks of liberty.
- Jose Rizal

When you consider what Tony Blair was saying about liberty,
human rights and that sort of thing,
it would be terribly revolutionary to sell the speeches
he and Jack Straw made in 1994.
- Rory Bremner

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

I am often reminded that the wellspring of Vermont
liberty flows from Main Street,
not State Street.
- James H. Douglas

Let us prize our freedom; but not use our liberty for
a cloak of maliciousness.
- Jonathan Mayhew

I believe in the transformational power of liberty.
I believe that the free Iraq is in this nation's interests.
I believe a free Afghanistan is in this nation's interest.
- George W. Bush

There can be no liberty without the law.
- Cecil B. DeMille

Conquering any difficulty always gives one a secret joy,
for it means pushing back a boundary-line and adding to one's liberty.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

Creativity is the greatest expression of liberty.
- Bryant H. McGill

What spectacle can be more edifying or more seasonable,
than that of Liberty and Learning, each leaning on
the other for their mutual and surest support?
- James Madison

The Constitution guarantees us our rights to life,
liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
That's all.
It doesn't guarantee our rights to charity.
- Jesse Ventura

A great work is made out of a combination of obedience and liberty.
- Nadia Boulanger

If one is going to err, one should err on the side of liberty and freedom.
- Kofi Annan

The ancients understood the regulation of power better
than the regulation of liberty.
- Edward Dahlberg

It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself,
to resist invasions of it in the case of others:
or their case may, by change of circumstances, become his own.
- Thomas Jefferson

The ultimate end of all revolutionary social change
is to establish the sanctity of human life,
the dignity of man, the right of every human being
to liberty and well-being.
- Emma Goldman

The loss of liberty at home is to be charged to the
provisions against danger,
real or imagined, from abroad.
- James Madison

Every one of our greatest national treasures,
our liberty, enterprise, vitality, wealth,
military power, global authority, flow from a surprising source:
our ability to give thanks.
- Tony Snow

Men of New England, I hold you to the doctrines of
liberty which ye inherit from your Puritan forefathers.
- Caleb Cushing

If you pinch the sea of its liberty,
though it be walls of stone or brass,
it will beat them down.
- John Cotton

There is only one kind of freedom and that's individual liberty.
Our lives come from our creator and our liberty comes from our creator.
It has nothing to do with government granting it.
- Ron Paul

A sincere and steadfast co-operation in promoting such
a reconstruction of our political system as would provide
for the permanent liberty and happiness of the United States.
- James Madison

In essentials, unity; in differences,
liberty; in all things, charity.
- Philipp Melanchthon

When complaints are freely heard, deeply considered and speedily reformed,
then is the utmost bound of civil liberty attained that wise men look for.
- John Milton

Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins
of liberty abused to licentiousness.
- George Washington

We need international support so that our people live a life of normality,
of dignity, of liberty and freedom.
I hope that our cry for freedom may be heard.
- Mahmoud Abbas

Liberty is the only thing you can't have unless you give it to others.
- William Allen White

Mr. President how long must women wait to get their
liberty? Let us have the rights we deserve.
- Alice Paul

Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable.
- Daniel Webster


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