Liberty quotes

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◆ They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
- Benjamin Franklin100
◆ We must show that liberty is not merely one particular value but that it is the source and condition of most moral values. What a free society offers to the individual is much more than what he would be able to do if only he were free. We can therefore not fully appreciate the value of freedom until we know how a society of free men as a whole differs from one in which unfreedom prevails.
- Friedrich August Hayek99
◆ There is a sacred realm of privacy for every man and woman where he makes his choices and decisions-a realm of his own essential rights and liberties into which the law, generally speaking, must not intrude.
- Geoffrey Fisher99
◆ The evidence of the natural rights of expatriation, like that of our right to life, liberty, the use of our faculties, the pursuit of happiness, is not left to the feeble and sophistical
- Thomas Jefferson99
◆ Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.
- Thomas Jefferson99
◆ Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.
- George Washington99
◆ For the saddest epitaph which can be carved in memory of a vanished liberty is that it was lost because its possessors failed to stretch forth a saving hand while yet there was time
- George Sutherland99
◆ Disapproval of homosexuality cannot justify invading the houses, hearts and minds of citizens who choose to live their lives differently.
- Harry A Blackmun99
◆ 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 Yutang99
◆ It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it.
- George Washington99
◆ 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 Henry99
◆ 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.
- Aristotle99
◆ Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty and dies with chaos
- Will Durant99
◆ If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquillity of servitude than the animating contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen!
- Samuel Adams99
◆ Those who expect to reap the blessings of liberty must undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
- Thomas Paine99

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