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Liberty Quotes

Free will and responsibility are the two main pillars of liberty. It means that true independence occurs only when an individual acting as per his free will understand that he is, at all times, bound by the responsibly of his actions. Independence maybe a cherished and celebrated gift but its actual spirit can only be understood in the light of both the concepts that make it complete. Read the next piece of work to understand what the world thinks about the concepts of liberty and independence.

Thomas Jefferson

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

James Madison

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

Khalil Gibran

Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.

Soren Kierkegaard

How absurd men are! They never use the liberties they have, they demand those they do not have. They have freedom of thought, they demand freedom of speech.

Dorothy Day

I firmly believe that our salvation depends on the poor.

Jim Morrison

Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free

John Milton

No man who knows aught, can be so stupid to deny that all men naturally were born free.

Alexis de Tocqueville

I know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America.

Camille Paglia

Teenage boys, goaded by their surging hormones run in packs like the primal horde. They have only a brief season of exhilarating liberty between control by their mothers and control by their wives.

James Madison

The happy Union of these States is a wonder; their Constitution a miracle; their example the hope of Liberty throughout the world.

Dan Quayle

I pledge allegiance to the Christian flag, and to the Savior, for whose Kingdom it stands, one Savior, crucified, risen, and coming again, with life and liberty for all who believe.

Toni Morrison

Freeing yourself was one thing; claiming ownership of that freed self was another.

David Lloyd George

Liberty has restraints but no frontiers.

George Santayana

I like to walk about among the beautiful things that adorn the world; but private wealth I should decline, or any sort of personal possessions, because they would take away my liberty.

Wallace Stevens

Death is the mother of Beauty; hence from her, alone, shall come fulfillment to our dreams and our desires.

George Washington

If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.

Bertrand Russell

Freedom of opinion can only exist when the government thinks itself secure.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Thought takes man out of servitude, into freedom.

George Washington

Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth.

Socrates

I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live.

Larry King

Getting your house in order and reducing the confusion gives you more control over your life. Personal organization some how releases or frees you to operate more effectively.

Bertrand Russell

To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

By nature all men are equal in liberty, but not in other endowments.

Woodrow Wilson

America was established not to create wealth but to realize a vision, to realize an ideal - to discover and maintain liberty among men.

Benjamin Disraeli

A University should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning.

Friedrich Nietzsche

A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.

Frederick Douglass

I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress.

John Milton

Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.

David Lloyd George

Liberty is not merely a privilege to be conferred; it is a habit to be acquired.

Chuck Palahniuk

Did perpetual happiness in the Garden of Eden maybe get so boring that eating the apple was justified?

Golda Meir

Fashion is an imposition, a reign on freedom.

Thomas Hobbes

The secret thoughts of a man run over all things, holy, profane, clean, obscene, grave, and light, without shame or blame.

Soren Kierkegaard

Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.

Alexis de Tocqueville

No protracted war can fail to endanger the freedom of a democratic country.

Jimmy Carter

For this generation, ours, life is nuclear survival, liberty is human rights, the pursuit of happiness is a planet whose resources are devoted to the physical and spiritual nourishment of its inhabitants.

Epictetus

Freedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling the desire.

Lao Tzu

In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don't try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.

Groucho Marx

No man goes before his time - unless the boss leaves early.

Alexis de Tocqueville

Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith.

George Washington

Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty

Elton John

I think people should be free to engage in any sexual practices they choose; they should draw the line at goats though.

Aristotle

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.

Camille Paglia

It is capitalist America that produced the modern independent woman. Never in history have women had more freedom of choice in regard to dress, behavior, career, and sexual orientation.

James Madison

The personal right to acquire property, which is a natural right, gives to property, when acquired, a right to protection, as a social right.

Douglas MacArthur

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

Bertrand Russell

Liberty is the right to do what I like; license, the right to do what you like.

Thomas Hobbes

The right of nature... is the liberty each man hath to use his own power, as he will himself, for the preservation of his own nature; that is to say, of his own life.

Robin Williams

The Statue of Liberty is no longer saying, 'Give me your poor, your tired, your huddled masses.' She's got a baseball bat and yelling, 'You want a piece of me?'

Rabindranath Tagore

Emancipation from the bondage of the soil is no freedom for the tree.

Billie Jean King

A girl didn't get an athletic scholarship until the fall of 1972 for the very first time.

Bill Bryson

I had always thought that once you grew up you could do anything you wanted - stay up all night or eat ice-cream straight out of the container.

Alexis de Tocqueville

Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.

George Washington

It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it.

Plato

Courage is a kind of salvation.

Carl Jung

We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.

Alexis de Tocqueville

The Indian knew how to live without wants, to suffer without complaint, and to die singing.

Horace Mann

Generosity during life is a very different thing from generosity in the hour of death; one proceeds from genuine liberality and benevolence, the other from pride or fear.

Abraham Lincoln

Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.

Ronald Reagan

Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty.

Anais Nin

There are many ways to be free. One of them is to transcend reality by imagination, as I try to do.

Hermann Hesse

The bourgeois prefers comfort to pleasure, convenience to liberty, and a pleasant temperature to the deathly inner consuming fire.

Mahatma Gandhi

Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.

Mike Pence

What I am for is protecting, with the highest standards in our courts, the religious liberty of Hoosiers.

Mike Pence

We ought to affirm the fact that hundreds of thousands if not millions of Iranians are risking their liberty and even perhaps their lives to take a stand for the values upon which we have really founded this nation.

Passover is a time of reflection and joy. When we emerge from our cocoon Of doubt to fly freely On the wings of faith.