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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.

Stephen Breyer

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

Thomas Jefferson

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

Benjamin Franklin

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

James Madison

As long as the reason of man continues fallible, and he is at liberty to exercise it, different opinions will be formed.

Khalil Gibran

Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.

The people of the FBI are sworn to protect both security and liberty. It isn't a question of conflict. We must care deeply about protecting liberty through due process of law, while also safeguarding the citizens we serve - in every investigation.

James Madison

Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power.

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.

Dick Cheney

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

David Lloyd George

Liberty has restraints but no frontiers.

B. R. Ambedkar

I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity.

Equality Religion

It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens; nor yet we, the male citizens; but we, the whole people, who formed the Union. And we formed it, not to give the blessings of liberty, but to secure them; not to the half of ourselves and the half of our posterity, but to the whole people - women as well as men.

John F. Kennedy

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.

Brett Kavanaugh

Justice Kennedy devoted his career to securing liberty. I am deeply honored to be nominated to fill his seat on the Supreme Court.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

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

Woodrow Wilson

The history of liberty is a history of resistance.

John Milton

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

James Madison

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

David Lloyd George

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

James Madison

The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty.

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

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.

Alexander Hamilton

There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.

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?'

Franklin D. Roosevelt

The only sure bulwark of continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the interests of the people, and a people strong enough and well enough informed to maintain its sovereign control over the goverment.

If the events of September 11, 2001, have proven anything, it's that the terrorists can attack us, but they can't take away what makes us American - our freedom, our liberty, our civil rights. No, only Attorney General John Ashcroft can do that.

John Milton

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

Alexis de Tocqueville

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

Mitch McConnell

Are we still a country that takes risks, that innovates, that believes anything is possible? Or are we a country that is resigned to whatever liberty the government decides to dish out?

Susan B. Anthony

It is downright mockery to talk to women of their enjoyment of the blessings of liberty while they are denied the use of the only means of securing them provided by this democratic-republican government: the ballot.

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.

Stephen Breyer

To threaten the institution is to threaten fair administration of justice and protection of liberty.

Ted Cruz

We are witnessing a great awakening. Millions of Texans, millions of Americans are rising up to reclaim our country, to defend liberty and to restore the Constitution.

Plato

Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty.

George Washington

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

James Madison

It is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged to the provisions against danger, real or pretended, from abroad.

Tony Blair

And just as the terrorist seeks to divide humanity in hate, so we have to unify it around an idea. And that idea is liberty.

Ted Cruz

I think it's an enormous blessing to be the child of an immigrant who fled oppression, because you realize how fragile liberty is and how easily it can be taken away.

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.

Benjamin Franklin

Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom - and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech.

Alexis de Tocqueville

In America the majority raises formidable barriers around the liberty of opinion; within these barriers an author may write what he pleases, but woe to him if he goes beyond them.

Alexander Hamilton

Real liberty is neither found in despotism or the extremes of democracy, but in moderate governments.

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.

John Stuart Mill

The liberty of the individual must be thus far limited; he must not make himself a nuisance to other people.

Ronald Reagan

Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty.

Woodrow Wilson

I would rather belong to a poor nation that was free than to a rich nation that had ceased to be in love with liberty.

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.

Ted Cruz

The most enduring legacy of President Barack Obama is going to be a new generation of leaders standing up for liberty.

Alexander Hamilton

Safety from external danger is the most powerful director of national conduct. Even the ardent love of liberty will, after a time, give way to its dictates.

James Madison

To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is a chimerical idea.

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.

Margaret Thatcher

There can be no liberty unless there is economic liberty.

Sandra Day O'Connor

It is difficult to discern a serious threat to religious liberty from a room of silent, thoughtful schoolchildren.

B. R. Ambedkar

What are we having this liberty for? We are having this liberty in order to reform our social system, which is full of inequality, discrimination and other things, which conflict with our fundamental rights.

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.

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.

Miguel de Cervantes

Liberty, as well as honor, man ought to preserve at the hazard of his life, for without it life is insupportable.

Alexis de Tocqueville

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.

Religion
Andrew Jackson

There is nothing that I shudder at more than the idea of a separation of the Union. Should such an event ever happen, which I fervently pray God to avert, from that date I view our liberty gone.

Hermann Hesse

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

Abraham Lincoln

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

George Washington

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

Susan B. Anthony

We throw to the winds the old dogma that governments can give rights. Before governments were organized, no one denies that each individual possessed the right to protect his own life, liberty and property.

Susan B. Anthony

To think, I have had more than 60 years of hard struggle for a little liberty, and then to die without it seems so cruel.

George Bernard Shaw

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

James Madison

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.

Francis Bacon

It is a strange desire, to seek power, and to lose liberty; or to seek power over others, and to lose power over a man's self.

Robert Louis Stevenson

The price we have to pay for money is sometimes liberty.

Benjamin Disraeli

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

Henry David Thoreau

Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.

James Madison

Of all the enemies of public liberty, war is perhaps the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other.

Kevin Costner

If you think of 'Liberty Valance' or 'The Searchers,' there are moments in there that you'll never, ever forget... And it does not matter what century you are from.

If... many influential people have failed to understand, or have just forgotten, what we were up against in the Cold War and how we overcame it, they are not going to be capable of securing, let alone enlarging, the gains that liberty has made.

People Wars Lonliness
James Madison

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?

George W. Bush

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.

Ted Cruz

I have been proud to fight and stand for religious liberty, to stand against Planned Parenthood, to defend life for my entire career.

H. L. Mencken

Most people want security in this world, not liberty.

Albert Camus

Truth is mysterious, elusive, always to be conquered. Liberty is dangerous, as hard to live with as it is elating. We must march toward these two goals, painfully but resolutely, certain in advance of our failings on so long a road.

William Blake

You cannot have Liberty in this world without what you call Moral Virtue, and you cannot have Moral Virtue without the slavery of that half of the human race who hate what you call Moral Virtue.

Bertrand Russell

Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate.

Michel de Montaigne

Make your educational laws strict and your criminal ones can be gentle; but if you leave youth its liberty you will have to dig dungeons for ages.

The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's throat, for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty. Plainly, the sheep and the wolf are not agreed upon a definition of liberty.

Aldous Huxley

Your true traveller finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty - his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure.

James Madison

The internal effects of a mutable policy poisons the blessings of liberty itself.

John Ruskin

It is his restraint that is honorable to a person, not their liberty.

Benjamin Franklin

Where liberty is, there is my country.

Robert Kennedy

Freedom possesses many meanings. It speaks not merely in terms of political and religious liberty but also in terms of economic and social progress.

D. H. Lawrence

There is no such thing as liberty. You only change one sort of domination for another. All we can do is to choose our master.

Mike Pence

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

Lyndon B. Johnson

Whether we are New Dealer, Old Dealer, Liberty Leaguer or Red, whether we agree or not, we still have the right to think and speak how we feel.

Honoré de Balzac

Political liberty, the peace of a nation, and science itself are gifts for which Fate demands a heavy tax in blood!

Ted Cruz

I think the first and principle objective is to repeal Obamacare before it does lasting, fundamental damage to our health care system, to our individual liberty, to the relationship each of us has with his or her doctor.

Jurnee Smollett

There's something about Jason Katims' writing that just feels like home to me. He gives you so much liberty to play, which you don't find on most TV shows. You just don't.

Bertrand Russell

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

Victor Hugo

There have been in this century only one great man and one great thing: Napoleon and liberty. For want of the great man, let us have the great thing.

Henry Ward Beecher

The real democratic American idea is, not that every man shall be on a level with every other man, but that every man shall have liberty to be what God made him, without hindrance.

George W. Bush

This young century will be liberty's century.

It has been suggested that those of us who are fighting to defend liberty - fighting to turn around the out-of-control spending and out-of-control debt in this country, fighting to defend the Constitution, it has been suggested that we are wacko birds.

Country Fighting
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.