Best Quotes About Liberty

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

Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe. -Edmund Burke

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

Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death! -Patrick Henry

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

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

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

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

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

Order without liberty and liberty without order are equally destructive. -Theodore Roosevelt

The contest for ages has been to rescue liberty from the grasp of executive power. -Daniel Webster

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

What a curious phenomenon it is that you can get men to die for the liberty of the world who will not make the little sacrifice that is needed to free themselves from their own individual bondage. -Bruce Barton

The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves. -William Hazlitt

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. -Thomas Jefferson

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 Washington

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

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

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. -Jimmy Carter

In my youth I stressed freedom, and in my old age I stress order. I have made the great discovery that liberty is a product of order. -Will Durant

If Nixon is not forced to turn over tapes of his conversations with the ring of men who were conversing on their violations of the law, then liberty will soon be dead in this nation. -Earl Warren

Life and liberty can be as much endangered from illegal methods used to convict those thought to be criminals as from the actual criminals themselves. -Earl Warren

We can afford no liberties with liberty itself. -Robert Jackson

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. -John F. Kennedy

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

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 Washington

Among a people generally corrupt liberty cannot long exist. -Edmund Burke

This is not a contest between persons. The humblest citizen in all the land, when clad in the armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of error. I come to you in defense of a cause as holy as the cause of liberty – the cause of humanity. -William Jennings Bryan

Liberty is to the collective body, what health is to every individual body. Without health no pleasure can be tasted by man; without liberty, no happiness can be enjoyed by society. -Henry St. John

What light is to the eyes – what air is to the lungs – what love is to the heart, liberty is to the soul of man. -Robert Green Ingersoll

A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue. -Daniel Webster

For what is liberty but the unhampered translation of will into act? -Cyril Connolly

I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it. -Thomas Jefferson

The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground. -Thomas Jefferson

Free people, remember this maxim: we may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost. -Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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. -Woodrow Wilson

The history of liberty is a history of resistance. -Woodrow Wilson

When men yield up the privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon. -Thomas Paine

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

Every law is an infraction of liberty. -Jeremy Bentham

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

Liberty will not descend to a people; a people must raise themselves to liberty; it is a blessing that must be earned before it can be enjoyed. -Charles Caleb Colton

All government, of course, is against liberty. -H. L. Mencken

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

Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty. -Ronald Reagan

God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it. -Daniel Webster

Liberty has never come from Government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it. -Woodrow Wilson

Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty. -John Adams

Each of us has a natural right, from God, to defend his person, his liberty, and his property. -Frederic Bastiat

That a man be willing, when others are so too, as far forth as for peace and defense of himself he shall think it necessary, to lay down this right to all things; and be contented with so much liberty against other men, as he would allow other men against himself. -Thomas Hobbes

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 condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance. -John Philpot Curran

One of the qualities of liberty is that, as long as it is being striven after, it goes on expanding. Therefore, the man who stands in the midst of the struggle and says, 'I have it,' merely shows by doing so that he has just lost it. -Henrik Ibsen

Whenever we take away the liberties of those whom we hate we are opening the way to loss of liberty for those we love. -Wendell Willkie

Toleration and liberty are the foundations of a great republic. -Frank Lloyd Wright

The truth is that men are tired of liberty. -Benito Mussolini

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

It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed. -Vladimir Lenin

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. -Michel de Montaigne

My education was the liberty I had to read indiscriminately and all the time, with my eyes hanging out. -Dylan Thomas

It is a fair summary of history to say that the safeguards of liberty have been forged in controversies involving not very nice people. -Felix Frankfurter

We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a featherbed. -Thomas Jefferson

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

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. -Alexis de Tocqueville

The liberty of the individual is a necessary postulate of human progress. -Ernest Renan

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

Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place. -Frederic Bastiat

Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual. -Thomas Jefferson

The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on Earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man, but only to have the law of nature for his rule. -Samuel Adams

The shallow consider liberty a release from all law, from every constraint. The wise man sees in it, on the contrary, the potent Law of Laws. -Walt Whitman

Experience teaches us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purposes are beneficent. -Louis D. Brandeis

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

I prefer liberty to chains of diamonds. -Mary Wortley Montagu

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. -Abraham Lincoln

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. -Lin Yutang

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

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. -Alexis de Tocqueville

Resolve not to be poor: whatever you have, spend less. Poverty is a great enemy to human happiness; it certainly destroys liberty, and it makes some virtues impracticable, and others extremely difficult. -Samuel Johnson

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. -Aldous Huxley

We shall never achieve harmony with land, any more than we shall achieve absolute justice or liberty for people. In these higher aspirations, the important thing is not to achieve but to strive. -Aldo Leopold

Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as a heritage of all men, in all lands, everywhere. Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of despotism around your own doors. -Abraham Lincoln

Courage is what preserves our liberty, safety, life, and our homes and parents, our country and children. Courage comprises all things. -Plautus

Most people want security in this world, not liberty. -H. L. Mencken

Do people really want liberty, equality, fraternity? Is it not some manner of speaking? -Krzysztof Kieslowski

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. -James Madison

American and Israel share a special bond. Our relationship is unique among all nations. Like America, Israel is a strong democracy, a symbol of freedom, and an oasis of liberty, a home to the oppressed and persecuted. -William J. Clinton

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

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. -Jon Stewart

Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace. -Simone Weil

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

Absolute liberty is absence of restraint; responsibility is restraint; therefore, the ideally free individual is responsible to himself. -Henry Adams

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

The need of expansion is as genuine an instinct in man as the need in a plant for the light, or the need in man himself for going upright. The love of liberty is simply the instinct in man for expansion. -Matthew Arnold

The more liberty you give away the more you will have. -Robert Green Ingersoll

The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedience, and by parts. -Edmund Burke

Our religion is itself profoundly sad – a religion of universal anguish, and one which, because of its very catholicity, grants full liberty to the individual and asks no better than to be celebrated in each man's own language – so long as he knows anguish and is a painter. -Charles Baudelaire

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. -Henry Ward Beecher

Corruption, the most infallible symptom of constitutional liberty. -Edward Gibbon

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

Where liberty is, there is my country. -Benjamin Franklin

The liberty of the individual is no gift of civilization. It was greatest before there was any civilization. -Sigmund Freud

We are all of us the worse for too much liberty. -Terence

They who are in the highest places, and have the most power, have the least liberty, because they are the most observed. -John Tillotson

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

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

The approach of liberty makes even an old man brave. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The price we have to pay for money is sometimes liberty. -Robert Louis Stevenson

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. -George Santayana

The ideology of capitalism makes us all into connoisseurs of liberty – of the indefinite expansion of possibility. -Susan Sontag

Empire and liberty. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

Peace is liberty in tranquillity. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

It is a misfortune that necessity has induced men to accord greater license to this formidable engine, in order to obtain liberty, than can be borne with less important objects in view; for the press, like fire, is an excellent servant, but a terrible master. -James Fenimore Cooper

We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. -Thomas Jefferson

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 boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave. -Thomas Jefferson

The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time. -Thomas Jefferson

Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty. -Thomas Jefferson

Learned Institutions ought to be favorite objects with every free people. They throw that light over the public mind which is the best security against crafty and dangerous encroachments on the public liberty. -James Madison

I believe in only one thing: liberty; but I do not believe in liberty enough to want to force it upon anyone. -H. L. Mencken

As long as our government is administered for the good of the people, and is regulated by their will; as long as it secures to us the rights of persons and of property, liberty of conscience and of the press, it will be worth defending. -Andrew Jackson

In necessary things, unity; in doubtful things, liberty; in all things, charity. -Anne Baxter

I sometimes think that the price of liberty is not so much eternal vigilance as eternal dirt. -George Orwell

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

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

If liberty has any meaning it means freedom to improve. -Philip Wylie

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

Give me liberty or give me death. -Patrick Henry

But such is the irresistable nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants is the liberty of appearing. -Thomas Paine

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

Law represents the effort of man to organize society; governments, the efforts of selfishness to overthrow liberty. -Henry Ward Beecher

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

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. -Thomas Hobbes

There can be no liberty unless there is economic liberty. -Margaret Thatcher

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

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. -Franklin D. Roosevelt

The effect of liberty to individuals is that they may do what they please: we ought to see what it will please them to do, before we risk congratulations. -Edmund Burke

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

I would rather not be a king than to forfeit my liberty. -Phaedrus

It should be remarked that, as the principle of liberty is better understood, and more nobly interpreted, a broader protest is made in behalf of women. As men become aware that few have had a fair chance, they are inclined to say that no women have had a fair chance. -Margaret Fuller

Amending the U.S. Constitution, the document most sacred to those who love freedom and liberty, is a delicate endeavor and should be done only on the basis of the most clear and convincing evidence that a proposed amendment is necessary. -Ben Nelson

The survival of liberty in our land increasingly depends on the success of liberty in other lands. The best hope for peace in our world is the expansion of freedom in all the world. -Bill Frist

It is essential that all Americans take the time to honor and remember those individuals who gave their lives in defense of our liberty. -Chuck Schumer

Our armed forces will fight for peace in Iraq, a peace built on more secure foundations than are found today in the Middle East. Even more important, they will fight for two human conditions of even greater value than peace: liberty and justice. -John McCain

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

But we know that the very God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time. And sometimes we're called upon to defend both life and liberty – God's blessings to Americans, and indeed, to all of His creation. -Sonny Perdue

History has taught us over and over again that freedom is not free. When push comes to shove, the ultimate protectors of freedom and liberty are the brave men and women in our armed forces. Throughout our history, they've answered the call in bravery and sacrifice. -Tim Pawlenty

We stand in the shadow of Jefferson who believed that a society founded upon the rule of law and liberty was dependent upon public education and the diffusion of knowledge. -Matt Blunt

If we hold true to our ideals and our commitment to freedom, this generation of servicemen and women will have extended liberty to the Iraqi people, just as previous generations of Americans have all across the globe. -Jim Talent

The act of voting by ordinary Iraqis in the face of extreme danger confirms President Bush's belief that people around the globe, when given a chance, will choose liberty and democracy over enslavement and tyranny. -John Ensign

It is not the fact of liberty but the way in which liberty is exercised that ultimately determines whether liberty itself survives. -Dorothy Thompson

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. -James Madison

There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty. -John Adams

It is harder to preserve than to obtain liberty. -John C. Calhoun

All mankind… being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions. -John Locke

The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in the insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding. -Louis D. Brandeis

Social order at the expense of liberty is hardly a bargain. -Marquis de Sade

If vice and corruption prevail, liberty cannot subsist; but if virtue have the advantage, arbitrary power cannot be established. -Algernon Sidney

I will not attack your doctrines nor your creeds if they accord liberty to me. If they hold thought to be dangerous – if they aver that doubt is a crime, then I attack them one and all, because they enslave the minds of men. -Robert Green Ingersoll

To force a man to pay for the violation of his own liberty is indeed an addition of insult to injury. -Benjamin Tucker

The moral and constitutional obligations of our representatives in Washington are to protect our liberty, not coddle the world, precipitating no-win wars, while bringing bankruptcy and economic turmoil to our people. -Ron Paul

The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness which the ambitious call, and the ignorant believe to be liberty. -Fisher Ames

The notion of religious liberty is that you cannot be forced to participate in a religious ceremony that's not of your choosing simply because you're out-voted. -Ira Glasser

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

Today is a celebration of hope for the Iraqi people. The Iraqi people can now take control of their government and their future by creating a society that protects the rights endowed to us by our creator – life, liberty and freedom. -Jim DeMint

I believe our flag is more than just cloth and ink. It is a universally recognized symbol that stands for liberty, and freedom. It is the history of our nation, and it's marked by the blood of those who died defending it. -John Thune

People truly reaching across boundaries – be they religious or race, political or geographic. A state that is sincerely civil and respectful of each individual's pathway toward life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness will be our goal. -Jon Huntsman, Jr.

We can be proud of our record as an international beacon of liberty. From fostering democracies in Eastern Europe to the stabilization of Iraq and Afghanistan, we have been true to that calling and helped spread freedom to oppressed peoples everywhere. -Kay Bailey Hutchison

I would have the Constitution torn in shreds and scattered to the four winds of heaven. Let us destroy the Constitution and build on its ruins the temple of liberty. I have brothers in slavery. I have seen chains placed on their limbs and beheld them captive. -William Wells Brown

That a man be willing, when others are so too, as far forth as for peace and defence of himself he shall think it necessary, to lay down this right to all things; and be contented with so much liberty against other men, as he would allow other men against himself. -Thomas Hood

Only reason can convince us of those three fundamental truths without a recognition of which there can be no effective liberty: that what we believe is not necessarily true; that what we like is not necessarily good; and that all questions are open. -Clive Bell

This liberty will look easy by and by when nobody dies to get it. -Maxwell Anderson

The only security men can have for their political liberty, consists in keeping their money in their own pockets. -Lysander Spooner

Where liberty dies, evil grows. -Hamid Karzai

A few weeks ago we were reminded that other peoples – in particular the United States of America – fought so that we Germans could live in liberty. That we should never forget. -Horst Koehler

When there is life and mankind, a person will live striving for good deeds, liberty and a bright life, and wish that goodness and justice will reign in the world. -Islom Karimov

The generation which lived through the Second World War is disappearing. Post-war generations see Europe's great achievements – liberty, peace and prosperity – as a given. -Jan Peter Balkenende

The desire for security must be balanced with our regard for liberty. -Samuel Schmid

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

Nothing is so wearing as the possession or abuse of liberty. -Emil Cioran

The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right. -Learned Hand

NAFTA and GATT have about as much to do with free trade as the Patriot Act has to do with liberty. -Michael Badnarik

In time, all of Korea will be united in liberty. -Richard Perle

If we really want liberty – if we really want liberty – then we need to go out and get it, we need to take it, because nobody is going to give it to us. And we need to do it now. -Michael Badnarik

The Pledge of Allegiance says, 'liberty and justice for all'. -Patricia Schroeder

This nation was conceived in liberty and dedicated to the principle – among others – that honest men may honestly disagree; that if they all say what they think, a majority of the people will be able to distinguish truth from error. -Elmer Davis

The People have a right to the Truth as they have a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. -Frank Norris

'Emergencies' have always been the pretext on which the safeguards of individual liberty have been eroded. -Friedrich August von Hayek

Left-wing politicians take away your liberty in the name of children and of fighting poverty, while right-wing politicians do it in the name of family values and fighting drugs. Either way, government gets bigger and you become less free. -Harry Browne

Our homeland is the whole world. Our law is liberty. We have but one thought, revolution in our hearts. -Dario Fo

Liberty is the proper end and object of authority, and cannot subsist without it; and it is liberty to that which is good, just, and honest. -John Winthrop

Let us form one body, one heart, and defend to the last warrior our country, our homes, our liberty, and the graves of our fathers. -Tecumseh

Christianity is the enemy of liberty and civilization. -August Bebel

We must be both more conservative and more liberal than most students of Christian worship: conservative in holding exclusively to God's commands in Scripture as our rule of worship, and liberal in defending the liberty of those who apply those. -John Frame

True liberty consists only in the power of doing what we ought to will, and in not being constrained to do what we ought not to will. -Jonathan Edwards

Will you permit the sacred fire of liberty, brought by your fathers from the venerable temples of Britain, to be quenched and trodden out on the simple altars they have raised? -Joseph Howe

Honest discussions – even and perhaps especially on topics about which we disagree – can help us resist hypocrisy and arrogance. They can also help us live up to the basic ideals, such as liberty and justice for all, on which our country was founded. -David Price

The highest political buzz word is not liberty, equality, fraternity or solidarity; it is service. -Arthur Hugh Clough

By liberty I mean the assurance that every man shall be protected in doing what he believes is his duty against the influence of authority and majorities, custom and opinion. -John Dalberg-Acton

I say to you that the price of liberty is and always has been blood, human blood, and if our liberties are lost, we shall never regain them except at the price of blood. They must not be lost. -J. Reuben Clark

I will not nullify, I will not secede, but I will under sovereign State authority fight in the Union another revolutionary conflict for civil liberty, and a Union which will defend it. -Henry A. Wise

These Scriptures, therefore, are infinitely far from justifying the slavery under consideration; for it cannot be made to appear that one in a thousand of these slaves has done any thing to forfeit his own liberty. -Samuel Hopkins

From you we have learned what we, at least, value, to separate Church and State; and from you we gather inspiration at all times in our devotion to learning, to religious liberty, and to individual and National freedom. -Seth Low

It is a clear truth that those who every day barter away other men's liberty will soon care little for their own. -James Otis

The growing tide of anti-Semitism shocks the conscious of everyone who values freedom, and the ugly, hateful acts particularly stain the character of democracies where liberty and religious freedom are supposed to be respected. -Mike Ferguson

Socialism values equality more than liberty. -Dennis Prager

The Western world, the free world, loses what it cherishes most, and that is freedom and liberty we've seen for a couple of hundred years in this grand experiment that we call democracy. -Tommy Franks

Individuality is the aim of political liberty. By leaving the citizen as much freedom of action and of being as comports with order and the rights of others, the institutions render him truly a freeman. He is left to pursue his means of happiness in his own manner. -James Fenimore Cooper

People who have no hold over their process of thinking are likely to be ruined by liberty of thought. If thought is immature, liberty of thought becomes a method of converting men into animals. -Muhammad Iqbal

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

Now they have come to the place where their faith can no longer feed on the bread of repression and violence. They ask for the bread of liberty, of public equality, and public responsibility. It must not be denied them. -Mordecai Wyatt Johnson

Make men wise, and by that very operation you make them free. Civil liberty follows as a consequence of this; no usurped power can stand against the artillery of opinion. -William Godwin

He has no right to his life when his duty calls him to resign it. Other men are bound… to deprive him of life or liberty, if that should appear in any case to be indispensably necessary to prevent a greater evil. -William Godwin

Man's liberty ends, and it ought to end, when that liberty becomes the curse of its neighbors. -Frederic William Farrar

The grandest thing has been the lifting up of the gates and the opening of the doors to the women of America, giving liberty to twenty-seven million women, thus opening to them a new and larger life and a higher ideal. -Olympia Brown

The Union – It is dear to us, but liberty is dearer. -Duff Green

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

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

By our form of government, the Christian religion is the established religion; and all sects and denominations of Christians are placed upon the same equal footing, and are equally entitled to protection in their religious liberty. -Samuel Chase

The American flag is an enduring symbol of liberty, democracy, and justice. It is fitting that the House act to protect it as we approach our nation's birthday, and as our men and women in uniform rally behind it in Iraq's battlefields. -Joe Barton

I have always compared our traditions of liberty, like those of Abraham Lincoln and Ho Chi Minh. -Hanoi Hannah

What shall befall me in the pursuance of this work, I refer to the disposal of Almighty God, whose glory is dearer to me, not only than my liberty, but than my life. -John Biddle

Like bones to the human body, the axle to the wheel, the wing to the bird, and the air to the wing, so is liberty the essence of life. Whatever is done without it is imperfect. -Jose Marti

Man loves liberty, even if he does not know that he loves it. He is driven by it and flees from where it does not exist. -Jose Marti

Perhaps the enemies of liberty are such only because they judge it by its loud voice. -Jose Marti

Listen, when you take my liberty away, you've taken away more-something more precious than life. I mean, what good is a life without liberty? Huh? None. -Jack Kevorkian

When we say that the persistence of competition is ensured by fate, we mean that individual freedom is so guaranteed. The one thing to which fate binds us is liberty. -John Bates Clark

I do believe very much in the idea of unexpected or 'convulsive' beauty – beauty in the service of liberty. -Jeff Vandermeer

The deadliest foe of democracy is not autocracy but liberty frenzied. -Otto Hermann Kahn

As so often before, liberty has been wounded in the house of its friends. -Otto Hermann Kahn

The life and liberty and property and happiness of the common man throughout the world are at the absolute mercy of a few persons whom he has never seen, involved in complicated quarrels that he has never heard of. -Gilbert Murray

I say, traitors; as some men live upon the reward of treachery, for their quiet and liberty; if it may be called a liberty, as it is redeemed with the betraying of the interest of Christ, and the blood of His people. -Donald Cargill

The right of conscience and private judgment is unalienable, and it is truly the interest of all mankind to unite themselves into one body for the liberty, free exercise, and unmolested enjoyment of this right. -Ezra Stiles

It gives me pleasure to find that public liberty is effectually secured in each and all the policies of the United States, though somewhat differently modeled. -Ezra Stiles

Each generation must recreate liberty for its own times. -Florence Ellinwood Allen

And when they do spin out of control there are important ramifications that affect America, not just its direct national interest but its broader interests as a nation which has thought of itself as a beacon to other nations, of freedom, liberty, democracy, whatever. -John Pomfret

Descendants of New England pioneers are proud of their ancestry and glad to proclaim the fact that so far as the United States are concerned, New England is in deed the cradle of religious liberty. -Paul P. Harris

While the struggle for religious liberty had proceeded without large-scale bloodshed in New England and elsewhere in the United States, the struggle for political liberty had not fared so well. -Paul P. Harris

Laws and constitutions ought to be weighed… to constitute that which is most conducing to the establishment of justice and liberty. -Algernon Sidney

This submission is a restraint of liberty, but could be of no effect as to the good intended, unless it were general; nor general, unless it were natural. -Algernon Sidney

The free nations of the world will not be pushed around by terrorist cowards whose goal is to spread fear and destruction and destroy our liberty and way of life. -Eliot Engel

I shall support the law, for the law gentlemen, is the firm and solid basis of civil society, the guardian of liberty, the protection of the innocent, the terror of the guilty, and the scourge of the wicked. -Charles Lawrence

We remain in Iraq because we know that sometimes liberty needs some nursing before it can grow on its own. -Virginia Foxx

The selfless actions of these heroes have removed them from their families, businesses and homeland to fight, so that others may experience the liberty awaiting our troops upon safe return to America. -Jim Walsh

I regard the principle of conscription of life as a flat contradiction of all our cherished ideals of individual freedom, democratic liberty and Christian teaching. -Roger Nash Baldwin

Our moneyed men have ruled us for the past thirty years. Under the flag of the slaveholder they hoped to destroy our liberty. -Denis Kearney

As long as every generation rises to its challenges and stands up in defense of liberty – as Americans have done in the past and as our men and women continue to do today – our nation will remain free and strong. -Doc Hastings

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

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

A liberty subject to law and subordinate to the common welfare. -Bainbridge Colby

While I gave up God a long time ago, I never shook the habit of wanting to believe in something. So I replaced my creed of everlasting life with life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. -Sarah Vowell

The transfer is a monumental occasion as the Iraqi people take control of their government and their future and forge ahead with creating a society governed by the tenets of life, liberty and freedom. -Jim Gerlach

To help the poor to a capacity for action and liberty is something essential for one's own health as well as theirs: there is a needful gift they have to offer which cannot be offered so long as they are confined by poverty. -Rowan Williams

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

We believe. We believe in our destiny as a nation. We believe we have been called to do good, to spread the blessings of liberty and encourage the sense of trust upon which free societies depend. -Tony Snow

Well, we can't afford blindness anymore. There are tens of thousands of thugs who loathe liberty and love death, and want to annihilate Western civilization. -Tony Snow

Realizing that they can't get their agenda across: against religious liberty, against a culture of life, they can't get those issues across through the legislature, as people respond and their elected officials represent them, so they attempt to do it through the courts. -Rod Parsley

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

Libertarians recognize the inevitable pluralism of the modern world and for that reason assert that individual liberty is at least part of the common good. -Tom G. Palmer

Challenging snow is one of my favorite kinds of skiing, and I like being able to switch techniques at liberty. -Paul Parker

For scholarship – if it is to be scholarship – requires, in addition to liberty, that the truth take precedence over all sectarian interests, including self-interest. -John Polanyi

It is our happiness to live under the government of a PRINCE who is satisfied with ruling according to law; as every other good prince will – We enjoy under his administration all the liberty that is proper and expedient for us. -Jonathan Mayhew

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

There are men who strike at liberty under the term licentiousness. -Jonathan Mayhew

From this bestial view that the human mind consists of only sense certainty, pleasure and pain, Locke developed an equally bestial theory of the nation. Man originally existed in a State of Nature of complete liberty. -Robert Trout

Strong, generous, and confident, she has nobly served mankind. Beware how you trifle with your marvellous inheritance, this great land of ordered liberty, for if we stumble and fall freedom and civilization everywhere will go down in ruin. -Henry Cabot Lodge

In every man there is an instinctive and passionate reaction if his person or liberty is attacked. -Arthur Keith

In a tribal organization, even in time of peace, service to tribe or state predominates over all self seeking; in war, service for the tribe or state becomes supreme, and personal liberty is suspended. -Arthur Keith

The proper balance between individual liberty and central authority is a very ancient problem. -Arthur Keith

I am not unconscious of the persuasive power exerted by these considerations to drag men along in the current; but I am not at liberty to travel that road. -Benjamin F. Wade

Such security is equal liberty. But it is not necessarily equality in the use of the earth. -Benjamin Tucker

The right of such control is already admitted by the State Socialists, though they maintain that, as a matter of fact, the individual would be allowed a much larger liberty than he now enjoys. -Benjamin Tucker

But while human liberty has engaged the attention of the enlightened, and enlisted the feelings of the generous of all civilized nations, may we not enquire if this liberty has been rightly understood? -Frances Wright

It will appear evident upon attentive consideration that equality of intellectual and physical advantages is the only sure foundation of liberty, and that such equality may best, and perhaps only, be obtained by a union of interests and cooperation in labor. -Frances Wright

If I may take the liberty to speak for science at least, today his name and his prizes are without a peer in the world. He not only elevates science but he influences it as well. -Melvin Calvin

In our pledge every day, we pledge one Nation under God with liberty and justice for all. -Patrick J. Kennedy

Standing, as I believe the United States stands for humanity and civilization, we should exercise every influence of our great country to put a stop to that war which is now raging in Cuba and give to that island once more peace, liberty, and independence. -Henry Cabot Lodge

A superfluity of wealth, and a train of domestic slaves, naturally banish a sense of general liberty, and nourish the seeds of that kind of independence that usually terminates in aristocracy. -Mercy Otis Warren

Human rights are not a privilege granted by the few, they are a liberty entitled to all, and human rights, by definition, include the rights of all humans, those in the dawn of life, the dusk of life, or the shadows of life. -Kay Granger

Of course it's why you want to become a writer – because you have the liberty to do that, but once you have the liberty you also have the obligation to do it. -Tobias Wolff

I've flown out of character so many times. In that sense I've been lucky, because I've been given the liberty to do just about anything I've wanted to do in my lifetime. -June Carter Cash

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

Our nation was founded on the principals of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. -Leonard Boswell

But let her remember, that it is in Britain alone, that laws are equally favourable to liberty and humanity; that it is in Britain the sacred rights of nature have received their most awful ratification. -Thomas Day

If you ask me to summarise our mission, I would put it this way: We were a military regime that sought to lay the foundations for freedom and liberty in a complex society. -Ibrahim Babangida

Most importantly, nothing has happened to change my conviction that freedom and the love of liberty remain the essential defining attributes of our national character as a people. -Ibrahim Babangida

For me, socialism has always been about liberty and solidarity, but also about responsibility. -Jacques Delors

The splendid empire of Charles the Fifth was erected upon the grave of liberty. -John Lothrop Motley

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

But poets were not considered dangerous and they were advised to exercise self-censorship. At most, poets were requested not to write at all. I took advantage of this negative liberty. -Eugenio Montale

I grew up like a neglected weed – ignorant of liberty, having no experience of it. -Harriet Tubman

I had reasoned this out in my mind, there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other. -Harriet Tubman

I would fight for my liberty so long as my strength lasted, and if the time came for me to go, the Lord would let them take me. -Harriet Tubman

Our country may be likened to a new house. We lack many things, but we possess the most precious of all – liberty! -James Monroe

Now, one of the most essential branches of English liberty is the freedom of one's house. -James Otis

But freedom, liberty, is an attribute of the soul and it may exist even when the body is in bondage. -Ralph Adams Cram

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

Man is free; yet we must not suppose that he is at liberty to do everything he pleases, for he becomes a slave the moment he allows his actions to be ruled by passion. -Giacomo Casanova

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 painting develops before my eyes, unfolding its surprises as it progresses. It is this which gives me the sense of complete liberty, and for this reason I am incapable of forming a plan or making a sketch beforehand. -Yves Tanguy

In the early centuries of Islam, the great schools of Islamic jurisprudence were built upon the above principles. Basic to all their legal systems they developed the doctrine that liberty is the fundamental basis of law. -Aly Khan

If I have freedom in my love, And in my soul am free, – Angels alone that soar above, Enjoy such liberty. -Richard Lovelace

But on the other hand government takes away a certain amount of liberty and in some countries it takes away all of liberty. And it will, everywhere, if people who fight government do not fight government any longer. -William Kunstler

Your Majesty, I took the liberty because I was so desirous of visiting alone with you for a few minutes before the rest of the other peasants arrived. -Walter Annenberg

The desire for liberty has also made itself felt as struggle against domestic tyranny or arbitrary rule. -Emily Greene Balch

Men who are scandalized at the lack of freedom in Russia do not ask themselves how real is liberty among the poor, the weak, and the ignorant in capitalist society. -Emily Greene Balch

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

I dare not exercise personal liberty if it infringes on the liberty of others. -Billy Sunday

Personal liberty is not personal license. -Billy Sunday

A jealous lover of human liberty, deeming it the absolute condition of all that we admire and respect in humanity, I reverse the phrase of Voltaire, and say that, if God really existed, it would be necessary to abolish him. -Mikhail Bakunin

Such a faith would be fatal to my reason, to my liberty, and even to the success of my undertakings; it would immediately transform me into a stupid slave, an instrument of the will and interests of others. -Mikhail Bakunin

The liberty of man consists solely in this, that he obeys the laws of nature because he has himself recognized them as such, and not because they have been imposed upon him externally by any foreign will whatsoever, human or divine, collective or individual. -Mikhail Bakunin

Therefore, if God existed, only in one way could he serve human liberty – by ceasing to exist. -Mikhail Bakunin

They will sustain the constitution and laws and institutions of the United States, and be the champions of liberty and of that constitution when its integrity shall be threatened. -Lorenzo Snow

I have watched patients stand and gaze longingly toward the city they in all likelihood will never enter again. It means liberty and life; it seems so near, and yet heaven is not further from hell. -Nellie Bly

The love of liberty and the sense of human dignity are the basic elements of the Anarchist creed. -Federica Montseny

Having proceeded to this length, for which they are now ripe, we shall have a formidable rebellion against reason, the principle of all government, and against the very name of liberty. -Henry Knox

Every friend to the liberty of his country is bound to reflect, and step forward to prevent the dreadful consequences which shall result from a government of events. -Henry Knox

The American economic, political, and social organization has given to its citizens the benefits of material prosperity, political liberty, and a wholesome natural equality; and this achievement is a gain, not only to Americans, but to the world and to civilization. -Herbert Croly

In this context, the church supports and favors every effort today to seek the full development of the personality of all human beings, and to promote their fundamental rights, their dignity and liberty. -Claudio Hummes

As we continue to fight the war on terror, we express our gratitude to our troops whose valor over the last three years provided freedom to the Iraqis, while protecting our liberty here at home. -Tim Murphy

The American patriots of today continue the tradition of the long line of patriots before them, by helping to promote liberty and freedom around the world. -John Linder

The sacrifices ordinary American men and women from communities large and small have been willing to make, often before they were past their teenage years, have secured our nation unprecedented freedoms and made us the world's bulwark of liberty. -Steve Buyer

When virtue is at liberty, so to some extent is vice. -Barbara Amiel

The same liberty that protects me also protects members of the Mafia. -Barbara Amiel

All share complicity in the destruction of that much under-rated phenomenon called liberty. -Barbara Amiel

The key to the survival of liberty in the modern world is the embrace of multiple identities. -Timothy Garton Ash

Indian religion has always felt that since the minds, the temperaments and the intellectual affinities of men are unlimited in their variety, a perfect liberty of thought and of worship must be allowed to the individual in his approach to the Infinite. -Sri Aurobindo

IT has been observed by several gentlemen, in vindication of this motion, that if it should be carried, neither my life, liberty, nor estate will be affected. -Robert Walpole

If they are really persuaded that the army is annually established by me, that I have the sole disposal of posts and honours, that I employ this power in the destruction of liberty and the diminution of commerce, let me awaken them from their delusion. -Robert Walpole

Nothing is more precious than independence and liberty. -Ho Chi Minh

In Nicaragua, liberty, equality and the rule of law were the stuff of dreams. But in Paris I discovered the value of those words. -Bianca Jagger

Our enemy is motivated by hatred and will not stop planning more plots against until they are ultimately defeated. Today was an important and necessary victory in the war, but there is a long road ahead. We must remain committed if we are to succeed and protect our liberty. -Timothy Murphy

I keep telling myself to calm down, to take less of an interest in things and not to get so excited, but I still care a lot about liberty, freedom of speech and expression, and fairness in journalism. -Kate Adie

For more than two centuries, the defenders of liberty have put their lives on the line, because they have known that we cannot take our freedoms for granted. -Virgil Goode

When the legislative and executive powers are united in the same person, or in the same body of magistrates, there can be no liberty; because apprehensions may arise, lest the same monarch or senate should enact tyrannical laws, to execute them in a tyrannical manner. -Montesquieu

Today, we stand as a united country and are much closer to the ideals set forth in our Constitution that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. -Jim Ryun

I've always had a strong feeling for the Statue of Liberty, because it became the statue of my personal liberty. -David Antin

Here, also, has been evolved the form of government consistent with the largest possible civil liberty. -Josiah Strong

It is not necessary to argue to those for whom I write that the two great needs of mankind, that all men may be lifted up into the light of the highest Christian civilization, are, first, a pure, spiritual Christianity, and second, civil liberty. -Josiah Strong

A resilient people cherishing liberty and equality and the rule of law will endure. -Nick Rahall

America, 5 years after this brutal attack, is testament that a Nation conceived in liberty and equality will endure. It is a triumph of millions of Americans but it is also the triumph of an idea larger than any one person, larger than any one nation. -Nick Rahall

I therefore beg that you would indulge me with the liberty of declining the arduous trust. -Christopher Gadsden

My sentiments for the American cause, from the Stamp Act downward, have never changed… I am still of opinion that it is the cause of liberty and of human nature. -Christopher Gadsden

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

For now more than ever, we must keep in the forefront of our minds the fact that whenever we take away the liberties of those we hate, we are opening the way to loss of liberty for those we love. -Wendell Willkie

I claim for Canada this, that in future Canada shall be at liberty to act or not act, to interfere or not interfere, to do just as she pleases, and that she shall reserve to herself the right to judge whether or not there is cause for her to act. -Wilfrid Laurier

There shall be no solution to this race problem until you, yourselves, strike the blow for liberty. -Marcus Garvey

I want children, but at the moment the liberty I have now finally, has a far too high value. -Gabriela Sabatini

What impressed me particularly in Vienna was the strict order everywhere. No mob disturbances of any kind, in spite of the greatly increased liberty and relaxation of police regulations. -Fritz Kreisler

For the next century, the Republicans have agreed that we will promote the dignity and future of every individual by building a free society under a limited, accountable government that protects liberty, security and prosperity for a brighter American dream. -Todd Tiahrt

With the blessings of liberty, we have responsibilities to defend it. -Michael Reagan

When liberty becomes license, dictatorship is near. -Will Durant

As soon as liberty is complete it dies in anarchy. -Will Durant

The higher your station, the less your liberty. -Sallust

Too much liberty corrupts us all. -Terence

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

When the people contend for their liberty, they seldom get anything by their victory but new masters. -George Savile

Our country's founders cherished liberty, not democracy. -Ron Paul

Our common liberty is consecrated by a common sorrow. -George William Curtis

A free spirit takes liberties even with liberty itself. -Francis Picabia

It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once. -David Hume

Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -Sallust

Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty and dies with chaos. -Will Durant

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

Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves. -Henry David Thoreau

There is nothing with which it is so dangerous to take liberties as liberty itself. -Andre Breton

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

Enslave the liberty of but one human being and the liberties of the world are put in peril. -William Lloyd Garrison

Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty; power is ever stealing from the many to the few. -Wendell Phillips

The history of liberty has largely been the history of the observance of procedural safeguards. -Felix Frankfurter

While democracy must have its organization and controls, its vital breath is individual liberty. -Charles Evans Hughes

We have been taught to regard a representative of the people as a sentinel on the watch-tower of liberty. -Daniel Webster

The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression. -W. E. B. Du Bois

Inequality is as dear to the American heart as liberty itself. -William Dean Howells

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

So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you. -B. R. Ambedkar

In fact, a fundamental interdependence exists between the personal right to liberty and the personal right to property. -Potter Stewart

There can be but little liberty on earth while men worship a tyrant in heaven. -Robert Green Ingersoll

It appears first, that liberty is a natural, and government an adventitious right, because all men were originally free. -Thomas Clarkson

He who desires to worship God must harbor no childish illusions about the matter but bravely renounce his liberty and humanity. -Mikhail Bakunin

If technology has finally caught up with individual liberty, why would anyone who loves freedom want to rethink that? -Matt Drudge

When people contend for their liberty they seldom get anything for their victory, but new masters. -Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax

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

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

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

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

I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity. -B. R. Ambedkar

We are as great as our belief in human liberty – no greater. And our belief in human liberty is only ours when it is larger than ourselves. -Archibald MacLeish

When liberty is taken away by force it can be restored by force. When it is relinquished voluntarily by default it can never be recovered. -Dorothy Thompson

Every friend of freedom must be as revolted as I am by the prospect of turning the United States into an armed camp, by the vision of jails filled with casual drug users and of an army of enforcers empowered to invade the liberty of citizens on slight evidence. -Milton Friedman

We must have constantly present in our minds the difference between independence and liberty. Liberty is a right of doing whatever the laws permit, and if a citizen could do what they forbid he would no longer be possessed of liberty. -Montesquieu

Our Founders always wondered about how long it would last. The price of liberty is everlasting vigilance. You've got to be on your guard every minute or you will lose it. -Michael Novak

Do we exert our own liberties without injury to others – we exert them justly; do we exert them at the expense of others – unjustly. And, in thus doing, we step from the sure platform of liberty upon the uncertain threshold of tyranny. -Frances Wright

The law, which restrains a man from doing mischief to his fellow citizens, though it diminishes the natural, increases the civil liberty of mankind. -William Blackstone

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. -Francis Bacon

Beware how you trifle with your marvelous inheritance, this great land of ordered liberty, for if we stumble and fall, freedom and civilization everywhere will go down in ruin. -Henry Cabot Lodge

Civil liberty is the status of the man who is guaranteed by law and civil institutions the exclusive employment of all his own powers for his own welfare. -William Graham Sumner

The terrorist attacks upon our country changed the way that we live forever and provided us with a cruel reminder that freedom and liberty have a price. -Jo Ann Davis

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. -D. H. Lawrence

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. -B. R. Ambedkar

If the women of the United States, with their free schools and all their enlarged liberties, are not superior to women brought up under monarchical forms of government, then there is no good in liberty. -Anna Howard Shaw

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

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

The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty. -Woodrow Wilson

Excess of liberty, whether it lies in state or individuals, seems only to pass into excess of slavery. -Plato

When liberty returns, I will return. -Victor Hugo

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

Atlas was permitted the opinion that he was at liberty, if he wished, to drop the Earth and creep away; but this opinion was all that he was permitted. -Franz Kafka

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. -Victor Hugo

The revolutionary government is the despotism of liberty against tyranny. -Georg Buchner

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

A mind at liberty to reflect on its own observations, if it produce nothing useful to the world, seldom fails of entertainment to itself. -George Berkeley

Do not be misled by the fact that you are at liberty and relatively free; that for the moment you are not under lock and key: you have simply been granted a reprieve. -Ryszard Kapuscinski

The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish. -Charlie Chaplin

The liberty of the Press is the Palladium of all the civil, political and religious rights of an Englishman. -Junius

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

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

When liberty is mentioned, we must always be careful to observe whether it is not really the assertion of private interests which is thereby designated. -Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

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. -Dan Quayle

Having federal officials, whether judges, bureaucrats, or congressmen, impose a new definition of marriage on the people is an act of social engineering profoundly hostile to liberty. -Ron Paul

What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy? -Mahatma Gandhi

Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: First a right to life, secondly to liberty, and thirdly to property; together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can. -Samuel Adams

To deprive a man of his natural liberty and to deny to him the ordinary amenities of life is worse then starving the body; it is starvation of the soul, the dweller in the body. -Mahatma Gandhi

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. -Alexis de Tocqueville

As liberty and intelligence have increased the people have more and more revolted against the theological dogmas that contradict common sense and wound the tenderest sensibilities of the soul. -Catharine Beecher

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

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. -Andrew Jackson

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

We are under a Constitution, but the Constitution is what the judges say it is, and the judiciary is the safeguard of our property and our liberty and our property under the Constitution. -Charles Evans Hughes

Others indeed may talk, and write, and fight about liberty, and make an outward pretence to it; but the free-thinker alone is truly free. -George Berkeley

The soul of a journey is liberty, perfect liberty, to think, feel, do just as one pleases. -William Hazlitt

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

The loss of liberty which must attend being a wife was of all things the most horrible to my imagination. -Sarah Fielding

Our contest is not only whether we ourselves shall be free, but whether there shall be left to mankind an asylum on earth for civil and religious liberty. -Samuel Adams

We've shown the world that New York can never be defeated, because of its dynamic and diverse population and because it embodies the spirit of enterprise and the love of liberty. And because no matter who you are, if you believe in yourself and your dream, New York will always be the place for you. -Michael Bloomberg

It is not only our duty to America, but also to Ireland. We could not hope to succeed in our effort to make Ireland a Republic without the moral and material support of the liberty-loving citizens of these United States. -Thomas Francis Meagher

Justifying conscription to promote the cause of liberty is one of the most bizarre notions ever conceived by man! Forced servitude, with the risk of death and serious injury as a price to live free, makes no sense. -Ron Paul

Indians today are governed by two different ideologies. Their political ideal set in the preamble of the Constitution affirms a life of liberty, equality and fraternity. Their social ideal embodied in their religion denies them. -B. R. Ambedkar

I weep for the liberty of my country when I see at this early day of its successful experiment that corruption has been imputed to many members of the House of Representatives, and the rights of the people have been bartered for promises of office. -Andrew Jackson

The planter, the farmer, the mechanic, and the laborer… form the great body of the people of the United States, they are the bone and sinew of the country men who love liberty and desire nothing but equal rights and equal laws. -Andrew Jackson

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. -Bertrand Russell

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

I want anyone who believes in life, liberty, pursuit of happiness to succeed. And I want any force, any person, any element of an overarching Big Government that would stop your success, I want that organization, that element or that person to fail. I want you to succeed. -Rush Limbaugh

So what is so strange about saying I want Barack Obama to fail if his mission is to reconstruct and reform this nation so that capitalism and individual liberty are not its foundation? I want the country to survive. I want the country to succeed. -Rush Limbaugh

I told them that free people always had to decide where to draw the line between their liberty and their security. I noted that the attacks would almost certainly push us as a nation more toward security. -Michael Hayden

Give me liberty or a bran muffin! -Colin Mochrie

Give me liberty or give me a bran muffin! -Colin Mochrie

For all my years in public life, I have believed that America must sail toward the shores of liberty and justice for all. There is no end to that journey, only the next great voyage. We know the future will outlast all of us, but I believe that all of us will live on in the future we make. -Edward Kennedy

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

If you like small government you need to work hard at having a strong national defense that is not so militant. Personal liberty is the purpose of government, to protect liberty – not to run your personal life, not to run the economy, and not to pretend that we can tell the world how they ought to live. -Ron Paul

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

There is nothing wrong with describing Conservatism as protecting the Constitution, protecting all things that limit government. Government is the enemy of liberty. Government should be very restrained. -Ron Paul

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. -Mike Pence

To the American people I say, awaken to what is happening. It is the duty of each citizen to be vigilant, to protect liberty, to speak out, left and right and disagree lest be trampled underfoot by misguided zealotry and extreme partisanship. -Robert Byrd

Americans want our leaders to defend our values, our culture, our legacy of liberty and our way of life, not apologize. -Christine O'Donnell

Our Founders warned against this. They said don't… that your liberty is only as secure as the people are. Because once they, um, get the ability to vote themselves entitlements from the largesse of the government, liberty is done; freedom is over with. We were warned. We are there. -Sharron Angle

The spirit of Ubuntu, that once led Haiti to emerge as the first independent black nation in 1804, helped Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador attain liberty, and inspired our forefathers to shed their blood for the United States' independence, cannot die. Today, this spirit of solidarity must and will empower all of us to rebuild Haiti. -Jean-Bertrand Aristide

And we can celebrate when we have a government that has earned back the trust of the people it serves… when we have a government that honors our Constitution and stands up for the values that have made America, America: economic freedom, individual liberty, and personal responsibility. -John Boehner

We believe, as our founders did, that 'the pursuit of happiness' depends upon individual liberty; and individual liberty requires limited government. -Paul Ryan

All great enterprises have a pearl of faith at their core, and this must be ours: that Americans are still a people born to liberty. That they retain the capacity for self-government. That, addressed as free-born, autonomous men and women of God-given dignity, they will rise yet again to drive back a mortal enemy. -Mitch Daniels

If you don't have liberty and self-determination, you've got nothing, that's what this is what this country is built on. And this is the ultimate self-determination, when you determine how and when you're going to die when you're suffering. -Jack Kevorkian

What fools are we, to be besotted with the love of our own trouble, and to hate our liberty and rest! -Joseph Hall

I have always been an outstanding football player, I have always had uncanny abilities, great arm strength, an immense ability to play the game from a quarterback standpoint. The problem was that I wasn't given the liberty to do certain things when I was young. -Michael Vick

Now, do I think there has to be shared sacrifice among other nations in the world who want a stable and secure world? Absolutely, there has to be. But I don't think that America can ever abdicate its leadership role in the world because of who we are and where we've come from. We are the symbol for the world for freedom and liberty. -Chris Christie

Under the rule of a repressive whole, liberty can be made into a powerful instrument of domination. -Herbert Marcuse

Today's multiracial Americans are at greater liberty to choose how they'd like to be seen, and under less pressure to pass for white. -Eric Liu

President Obama orders religious organizations to violate their conscience. I will defend religious liberty and overturn regulations that trample on our first freedom. -Mitt Romney

During the summer of 2009, conservative activists turned up the heat on Democratic politicians to protest the innovation-destroying, liberty-usurping Obamacare mandate. In the summer of 2012, it's squishy Republican politicians who deserve the grassroots flames. -Michelle Malkin

President Obama and his radical feminist enforcers have had it in for Catholic medical providers from the get-go. It's about time all people of faith fought back against this unprecedented encroachment on religious liberty. First, they came for the Catholics. Who's next? -Michelle Malkin

Championing liberty begins at the local level. There is nothing more fundamental than the principle that a man's home is his castle. Donald Trump's career-long willingness to trample this right tells you everything you need to know about his bogus tea party sideshow. -Michelle Malkin

To be safe at the expense of the liberty of other people is a difficult equation. -Madeleine Albright

I think any man would be nervous if his liberty is at stake. -Wesley Snipes

My liberty is about living. It's about spreading more love. Even though I was always a peaceful, loving individual, my music sometimes didn't reflect that. But now it's different. My music is reflecting the way I feel. -Snoop Dogg

Our nation stands at the crossroads of liberty. Crushing national debt, rampant illegal immigration, insane business regulations and staggering national unemployment are pushing our nation into unchartered territory. -James Lankford

Perhaps religious conscience upsets the designs of those who feel that the highest wisdom and authority comes from government. But from the beginning, this nation trusted in God, not man. Religious liberty is the first freedom in our Constitution. -Mitt Romney

In short, is not liberty the freedom of every person to make full use of his faculties, so long as he does not harm other persons while doing so? -Frederic Bastiat

Is not liberty the destruction of all despotism – including, of course, legal despotism? -Frederic Bastiat

Finally, is not liberty the restricting of the law only to its rational sphere of organizing the right of the individual to lawful self-defense; of punishing injustice? -Frederic Bastiat

And what is liberty, whose very name makes the heart beat faster and shakes the world? Is it not the union of all liberties – liberty of conscience, of education, of association, of the press, of travel, or labor, or trade? -Frederic Bastiat

Religious liberty is the first freedom in our Constitution. And whether the cause is justice for the persecuted, compassion for the needy and the sick, or mercy for the child waiting to be born, there is no greater force for good in the nation than Christian conscience in action. -Mitt Romney

I follow a set of principles, I follow the Constitution. And that's what I base my votes on. Limited government, economic freedom and individual liberty. -Justin Amash

There has to be so many other ways of approaching airline security than demeaning ourselves by giving up a lot of our dignities and our liberty to do this. -Quico Canseco

My position does not give me the liberty to exclude anything, but my mood tells me there will not be violence. -Vano Merabishvili

Democrats want to use government power to make people's lives go better; Republicans respond that people know more than politicians do. We think that both might be able to agree that nudging can maintain free markets, and liberty, while also inclining people in good directions. -Cass Sunstein

If we can return to a government that the Founders, in their wisdom, envisioned for us, we can return to a government that will allow our economy to thrive again, and our people to live in liberty. -Nan Hayworth

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. -Ted Cruz

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

China has to go along with world trends. That's democracy, liberty, individual freedom. China sooner or later has to go that way. It cannot go backward. -Dalai Lama

We are seeing a great awakening. A national movement of We the People, brought together by what unites us – a shared love of liberty, and an understanding of the unlimited potential of free men and free women. -Ted Cruz

This election presents a stark choice – we can continue down the road of the Obama Democrats, more and more spending, debt and government control of the economy, or we can return to the founding principles of our nation – free markets, fiscal responsibility and individual liberty. -Ted Cruz

And let me make this very clear – unlike President Obama, I will not raise taxes on the middle class. As president, I will protect the sanctity of life. I will honor the institution of marriage. And I will guarantee America's first liberty: the freedom of religion. -Mitt Romney

The America we all know has been a story of the many becoming one, uniting to preserve liberty, uniting to build the greatest economy in the world, uniting to save the world from unspeakable darkness. -Mitt Romney

Obama's personality traits, coupled with his extreme-leftist agenda, make him particularly dangerous to the American ideal and to the preservation of our founding principles, as well as to the liberty and prosperity they guarantee. -David Limbaugh

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? -Mitch McConnell

There's no evidence that I'm aware of that guns protect liberty. -Alan Dershowitz

Affirmative action based on quotas is wrong – wrong because it is antithetical to the genius of the American idea: individual liberty. -Jack Kemp

There will be trying times during Obama's presidency, and liberty will need staunch defenders. Can Obama reshape liberalism to be, as it was under F.D.R., a fighting faith, unapologetically patriotic and strong in the defense of liberty? That would be a service to our country. -Bill Kristol

An unexamined faith is not worth having, for fundamentalism and uncritical certitude entail the rejection of one of the great human gifts: that of free will, of the liberty to make up our own minds based on evidence and tradition and reason. -Jon Meacham

The response of anybody interested in liberty is that we all have a say and the ability to have an argument is exactly what liberty is, even though it may never be resolved. In any authoritarian society the possessor of power dictates, and if you try and step outside he will come after you. -Salman Rushdie

I know that throughout their history, the people of the United States defended their freedom, their liberty, their justice, and their rights – if need be – with their lives. I think their courage is so admirable. -Lee Myung-bak

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. -Tony Blair

Liberty in Islam is the liberty to be a Muslim, democracy likewise, individualism likewise. -James Buchan

Ultimately, I'm about liberty and I think you have to defend it. -David Hockney

Also, when you escape a Communist regime, you treasure liberty and you understand that as government and state expand, liberty must contract. -Dennis Prager

Hamas is a terrorist organization dedicated to annihilating the Jewish state. It runs a theocratic totalitarian state in Gaza, with no individual liberty, and no freedom of speech or press. -Dennis Prager

My grandfather was a man, when he talked about freedom, his attitude was really interesting. His view was that you had obligations or you had responsibilities, and when you fulfilled those obligations or responsibilities, that then gave you the liberty to do other things. -Clarence Thomas

The candle of liberty has always been kept lit by a vigilant few. -Russell Pearce

The question is whether voters, particularly independents, believe that Obama truly values personal liberty and responsibility as much as the government-bought safety net. -Ron Fournier

We, the people. Manifest Destiny. Conceived in liberty. Fear itself. Ask not. Morning in America. United we stand. Yes, we can. In times of great change and tumult, presidents seek to inspire beleaguered Americans by reminding them of their national identity. -Ron Fournier

We have witnessed the most educated, successful, and monied professionals in the country put their companies – not to mention their own liberty – at risk by engaging in flagrant and foolhardy illegal conduct. -Preet Bharara

We have a long heritage of freedom that defines America. We believe there is a Creator who blessed us with life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. -Todd Akin

For most of our history, Americans enjoyed both liberty and security from foreign threats. -Harry Browne

While Democrats fussed with the details of health care reforms, conservatives spent months telling the nation that the real issue is freedom, that what's on the line is American liberty itself. -Thomas Frank

There are few things in politics more annoying than the Right's utter conviction that it owns the patent on the word 'freedom' that when its leaders stand up for the rights of banks to be unregulated or capital gains to be untaxed, that it is actually and obviously standing up for human liberty, the noblest cause of them all. -Thomas Frank

The right to a quality education is, I believe, the perfect path to bridge the gap between different cultures and to reconcile various civilizations. Without such a right, the values of liberty, justice and equality will have no meaning. Ignorance is by far the biggest danger and threat to humankind. -Moza bint Nasser

We are in this business, whether it be intelligence or the government, to protect freedom, democracy and liberty, not to violate that. -John O. Brennan

Millions upon millions of people came here full of hope and aspiration to this extraordinary land of liberty and opportunity, and helped build the United States. So the Atlantic Ocean was absolutely critical to the story of America. -Simon Winchester

I'm a Libertarian. I'm liberty, justice for all, liberty for all. -Big Boi

The Founders believed liberty came directly from God. With their knowledge of Scripture, they knew each child was made in the image of God. That is why everyone had dignity, value and worth. -Gary Bauer

There are a lot of things that fit on a bumper sticker in terms of either liberty or equality or progress that when made more concrete just don't pan out. -Laurence Tribe

Look, we want freedom and we want liberty in this country. But we've also got to have the guts to stand up and run a tight ship in America. Morality is now a word that many people consider very square and outdated. But if we don't stand up for it, we deserve what we will get in the end – unprincipled anarchy. -Cliff Robertson

As an actor, I think it's always important to separate yourself from your characters because, when you include yourself in a character, you're taking a liberty that you don't really have unless you're life is that incredibly close to the character. -Ashley Rickards

For those of us who originally disagreed with ObamaCare and now disagree with the majority opinion of the SCOTUS, the challenge remains the same as it would have been had the Court ruled otherwise. We need to elect Mitt Romney and House and Senate majorities that will repeal ObamaCare and replace it with free-market, pro-liberty solutions. -Bob Beauprez

Americans cherish our liberty and don't want government or corporations to take away our freedoms. -Christine Pelosi

Ted Kennedy's inspiration will loom large over our politics for years to come, uplift us in the healthcare fight, and help to achieve his dream of liberty and justice for all. -Christine Pelosi

The U.S. Constitution was meant to be universal, not just something that only America would observe. The principle of defending liberty for all people ideally should apply everywhere in the world. -Mark Skousen

We don't really like rules. We think, in some way, they are an infringement of liberty. -Julian Fellowes

And when the time is right, I hope that African Americans will again look to the party of emancipation, civil liberty, and individual freedom. -Rand Paul

We must always embrace individual liberty and enforce the constitutional rights of all Americans-rich and poor, immigrant and native, black and white. -Rand Paul

There are still civil rights issues. There are still people who can't be visited by their spouse in the hospital because they're gay. These are humanitarian issues. At the end of the day, all you want is for people to be happy in the pursuit of life, love and liberty. -Brandi Carlile

I represent what I think is a traditional Republican… a limited government, fiscal responsibility, strong national defense, individual freedom and liberty. -Olympia Snowe

It's time to take Economics 101 to Washington. We believe in liberty, we believe in limited government, we believe in free enterprise, we believe in family values and the sanctity of human life, and we all believe Washington needs a good dose of Economics 101. -Kurt Bills

Organized religion, wielding power over the community, is antithetical to the process of what modern democracy should define as liberty. The sooner we are without it, the better. -Lawrence M. Krauss

Having the right to show up and speak are basic to survival, to dignity, and to liberty. -Rebecca Solnit

America faces a fundamental choice: either the blessings of liberty or the servitude of liberalism. In the political struggle for survival, one or the other is headed for extinction. -Nancy Pearcey

I was a wife and mother, blameless in moral life, with a deep sense of duty and a proud self-respect; it was while I was this that doubt struck me, and while I was in the guarded circle of the home, with no dream of outside work or outside liberty, that I lost all faith in Christianity. -Annie Besant

Our redemption through the suffering of Christ is that deeper love within us which not only frees us from slavery to sin, but also secures for us the true liberty of the children of God, in order that we might do all things out of love rather than out of fear – love for him that has shown us such grace that no greater can be found. -Peter Abelard

The great liberty of the fictional writer is to let the imagination out of the traces and see it gallop off over the horizon. -Will Self

Cable had a latitude to move which created less censorship and bestowed upon the artists, the writers and the creators, more liberty to create their shows. -Daniel Gillies

Every principle of liberty enunciated in any civilized country on earth, with very few exceptions, was intended entirely for men, and when women tried to force the putting into practice of these principles, for women, then they discovered they had come into a very, very unpleasant situation indeed. -Emmeline Pankhurst

Manchester is a city which has witnessed a great many stirring episodes, especially of a political character. Generally speaking, its citizens have been liberal in their sentiments, defenders of free speech and liberty of opinion. -Emmeline Pankhurst

I do love doing films; I love going out and creating different characters for each film, and not having to be stuck with one role for many, many years. It's a creative liberty that I love. -Malin Akerman

The rescue of a person, who is assaulted, or restrained of his liberty, without authority of law, is not only morally, but legally, a meritorious act; for every body is under obligation to go to the assistance of one who is assailed by assassins, robbers, ravishers, kidnappers, or ruffians of any kind. -Lysander Spooner

We had many books and pictures… my parents' way of life doubtless left a lasting impression on me. They created an atmosphere in which a certain kind of freedom could exist. This may well account for my seeking a related sense of liberty as I grew up. -Alfred Stieglitz

My sole ambition is to rid Mexico of the class that has oppressed her and given the people a chance to know what real liberty means. And if I could bring that about today by giving up my life, I would do it gladly. -Pancho Villa

Extremism in defense of liberty is not a vice, but I denounce political extremism, of the left or the right, based on duplicity, falsehood, fear, violence and threats when they endanger liberty. -George W. Romney

Defending birthright citizenship is about being on the right side of liberty. The 14th Amendment is a great legacy of the Republican Party. -Mark McKinnon

The strongest argument against totalitarianism may be a recognition of a universal human nature; that all humans have innate desires for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The doctrine of the blank slate… is a totalitarian's dream. -Steven Pinker

Many of us came away from our youth thinking that the story of the Revolution was that the Americans were patriots fighting the oppressive British. It was kind of good versus evil, liberty versus tyranny. When you get into it, you find that it was much more complicated. -Nathaniel Philbrick

As a writer, I always tend to take the liberty and the great artistic luxury of a composite form of writing. -Dwight Yoakam

The Malagasy people must have the liberty to choose their own future. -Andry Rajoelina

All great enterprises have a pearl of faith at their core, and this must be ours: that Americans are still a people born to liberty. -Mitch Daniels

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. -Margaret Thatcher

When the United States aligns with dictatorships and totalitarian regimes, it compromises the basic democratic principles of its foundation – namely, life, liberty and justice for all. -Benazir Bhutto

The Founders who crafted our Constitution and Bill of Rights were careful to draft a Constitution of limited powers – one that would protect Americans' liberty at all times – both in war, and in peace. -Al Franken

If there was one word on a motivation or world view, that one word would be 'liberty.' That's what inspires me and motivates me more than anything – just the concept of freedom, liberty, what it means. -Michele Bachmann

Facts, like people, want to be free – and when they're free, liberty is usually around the corner. -Bono

The world tells us in a thousand different ways that the bigger we become, the freer we will be. The richer, the more beautiful, and the more powerful we grow, the more security, liberty, and happiness we will experience. And yet, the gospel tells us just the opposite, that the smaller we become, the freer we will be. -Tullian Tchividjian

The U.N. is worse than disaster. The U.N. creates conflicts. Look at the disgraceful U.N. Human Rights Council: It transmits norms which are harmful, anti-liberty and anti-Semitic, among other things. The world would be better off in its absence. -Charles Krauthammer

To talk about liberty and freedom is nice, lovely, but the important thing is to allow people to act in liberty and freedom. -Hassan Nasrallah

When someone has to intervene to defend the liberty of the press, that society is sick. -Umberto Eco

There is a barbarism in the American soul, and we must protect some of it by law. To root it out is to endanger our lives on the one hand, and our liberty on the other. -Charlie Pierce

I draw from the Absurd three consequences: my revolt, my liberty, my passion. -Albert Camus

If the anti-Christian agenda will say, 'Here's your identity, you're an evolved amoeba who ought to just go do whatever you want and don't let anybody tell you different,' then they can get you to throw your faith, your character, your courage, and your liberty right out the window. -Kirk Cameron

Originally, I thought the story of the Alamo was all these men defending their liberty when they could have left, knowing they were going to die. That's without a doubt what appealed to me, the romance and the nobility. But, as in life, the more you dig the more you find out that things weren't quite like that. -Phil Collins

My greatest concern is that Mitt Romney seldom addresses the social issues publicly… I'm referring to the sanctity of human life, the traditional definition of marriage, and religious liberty. -James Dobson

One of the biggest challenges we have, folks, is making liberty and freedom cool. -Rush Limbaugh

The battle for freedom and liberty really never is over, and there are really low points in it, but I'm not giving up, and I'm not gonna engage in phony pep talks, either. -Rush Limbaugh

Why is freedom such a hard sell? That's the question. In this country, why has the idea of individual liberty and responsibility become such a hard sell? That's something I never thought would happen here. -Rush Limbaugh

Ever since college, I have been a libertarian – socially liberal and fiscally conservative. I believe in individual liberty and personal responsibility. -Michael Shermer

The United States was the first country in the history of the world to be consciously created out of an idea – and the idea was liberty. -Nathaniel Branden

During the period of house arrest, I had an electronic manacle around my leg for 24 hours a day, and for someone who has tried to give others liberty all their adult life, that is absolutely intolerable. -Julian Assange

Without children, men have more liberty to earn less – that is, they are free to pursue more fulfilling and less lucrative careers, like writing or art or teaching social studies. -Warren Farrell

The sooner we put Egypt on the right track, the sooner we would be able to have an Egypt that is modern, that is moderate, and that is acting as a beacon for freedom and liberty across the Arab world. -Mohamed ElBaradei

It is heroic to prepare for war with a tyrant power. Patriots will always win the admiration of mankind for daring to meet the bloodshed of battle for their country's liberty. But the patriot who is willing to go to that sacrifice will be the first to condemn the aimless and secret shedding of blood in time of peace. -John Boyle O'Reilly

It has always been the aim of royalty and aristocracy to lower the individual liberty and independence of the common people. A baron and a minute-man could not breathe the same air. -John Boyle O'Reilly

Whoever makes an attempt on a man's life, on a man's liberty, on a man's honour inspires us with a feeling of horror in every way analogous to that which the believer experiences when he sees his idol profaned. -Emile Durkheim

I developed the concept of the Happy Warrior as a rallying cry for those of us who want to restore America to its great foundational principles: individual freedom, personal responsibility, fiscal restraint, and economic liberty. -Monica Crowley

If you're so committed to liberty that you see the Soviet Union as a threat, you're a Republican. If you're kind of indifferent to freedom and the level of the lack of freedom in the Soviet Union is just a question of extent and not really threatening to anybody, then you're a Democrat. -Grover Norquist

Government should enforce rule of law. It should enforce contracts, it should protect people bodily from being attacked by criminals. And when the government does those things, it is facilitating liberty. When it goes beyond those things, it becomes destructive to both human happiness and human liberty. -Grover Norquist

Journalists who are devoted to strictly factual reporting take particular pleasure from satirical news outlets that have the liberty to laugh and even mock the hypocrisy that reporters and editors must simply observe without comment. -Tom Rachman

Democracy is liberty – a liberty which does not infringe on the liberty nor encroach on the rights of others; a liberty which maintains strict discipline, and makes law its guarantee and the basis of its exercise. This alone is true liberty; this alone can produce true democracy. -Chiang Kai-shek

Of course same sex marriage is constitutional! The right to be yourself, to pursue life, liberty, and property, is protected several ways over several amendments. John Boehner should know this. -Henry Rollins

It's very hard to uphold individual liberty when the person you're representing is often a crook. -Jed S. Rakoff

The American people need to know that there are folks here fighting as hard as they can for individual liberty, economic freedom, appropriate national security and the fundamental moral values that have made our nation the greatest nation in the history of mankind. -Tom Price

My music is mostly for the music. And it gives the liberty to do anything which I want. And nobody limits me to one genre of music. But I learn from life and I try to give back to life, in a way, whether it's the thought of the song or whether it's the approach to the arrangement or anything. -A. R. Rahman

I don't feel I'm at liberty to speak about the actions of any one CEO. That's not fair; given CEOs have duties to their shareholders. -Kenneth C. Griffin

As a liberal, I would hesitate to propose a blanket ban on any style of dress because of the implications for individual liberty and freedom of choice. -Richard Dawkins

Jesus Christ was a patriot! His country was the world. His laws were the eternal principles of liberty, and his followers, in every age, have been the chosen champions of freedom! -Orson F. Whitney

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

Divine love does not weigh down, nor carry his servant captive and enslaved to the lowest depths, but raises him, supports him and magnifies him above all liberty whatsoever. -Giordano Bruno

What if democracy does not serve liberty? This question is seldom asked in the West, where democracy is often seen as synonymous with liberalism. -Mustafa Akyol

Those who hope to nurture genuine religiosity should first establish liberty. -Mustafa Akyol

Democracy matters because it reflects an idea of equality and an idea of liberty. It reflects an idea of dignity, the dignity of the individual, the idea that each individual should have an equal vote, an equal say, in the formation of their government. -Rory Stewart

The god most Americans say they believe in is just not interesting enough to deny. Thus the only kind of atheism that counts in America is to call into question the proposition that everyone has a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. -Stanley Hauerwas

Protestantism became identified with the republican presumption in liberty as an end in itself. This presumption was then reinforced by an unassailable belief in the common sense of the individual. -Stanley Hauerwas

If someone who is poor says, 'I may not have much money, but for me, what's really important is to have a good television so my family can enjoy and watch,' we should be a little careful and recognize that just like we all have individual liberty to make the choices we want, that we not judge too much on that. -Sendhil Mullainathan

The British Museum was founded with a civic purpose: to allow the citizen, through reasoned inquiry and comparison, to resist the certainties that endanger free society and are still among the greatest threats to our liberty. -Neil MacGregor

It is true that classical libertarian thought is opposed to state intervention in social life, as a consequence of deeper assumptions about the human need for liberty, diversity, and free association. -Noam Chomsky

It is easily and often overlooked that when Thomas Jefferson asserted that life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness were inalienable human rights, he did so on the ground that they had been endowed by God, our Creator. -Tom Stoppard

I am one of those authors who consider it their highest honour and their highest liberty to have a completely untrammelled chance of using their pens to serve the working people. -Mikhail Sholokhov

You simply cannot continue a nation as America without that Christian base of liberty. -Dan Severson

Sound creates an intimate effect: the sensation to feel the place. It makes the viewer enter. You have the liberty to hear what you want. -Bruno Dumont

For decades, the Arab states have seemed exceptions to the laws of politics and human nature. While liberty expanded in many parts of the globe, these nations were left behind, their 'freedom deficit' signaling the political underdevelopment that accompanied many other economic and social maladies. -Elliott Abrams

The political Right likes to champion individual rights and individual liberty, but it has also worked to enforce morality in relation to abortion, gambling, and homosexuality. -Dave Brat

We must all rise to the challenge to demonstrate that security and prosperity in the Internet age are not only compatible with liberty, they ultimately depend on it. -Rebecca MacKinnon

If we really want to cherish religious freedom, people who want to believe that same-sex marriage should take place, they have a right to believe that, and people who want to believe it's inappropriate, we should not demonize those people – if we really believe in religious liberty. -Foster Friess

People don't seem to understand that the separation of powers is not about the power of these branches; it's there to protect individual liberty – it's there to protect us from the concentration of power. -Jonathan Turley

America will nurture a new Muslim – one who can believe in Muhammad and the Quran but who abandons belief in a Shariah-based state and affirms the primary American value of individual liberty, which has not been a normative Islamic value. -Dennis Prager

American troops around the globe are the greatest preservers of liberty and peace in the world. -Dennis Prager

I'm a conservative Republican, small-business guy, married to same gal – love of my life – for 36 years. Strong family man, deacon at my church; I believe in America. I know government is not the answer; individual liberty and personal responsibility is the answer. -Randy Weber

In seeking an empire of liberty, Jefferson wished not only to expand the country's territorial holdings, but also to extend American institutions around the globe. -Robert Dallek

I think a lot of people in America do not understand that the basis of true liberty can't happen without an objective moral standard by which we live our lives. -Mike Huckabee

If you're a believer, God is not a thought-experiment requiring a special sub-creation to be tried out in. He's an actual, er, actuality already, embedded in a necessary and true story about guilt, hope, and liberty. I don't want C. S. Lewis doing his resourceful best to render Him as a fabulous special effect. -Francis Spufford

Only by acknowledging the success and sacrifice made by those who came before us can we fully understand what we must do to ensure the liberty of those who will succeed us. -Yvette Clarke

Tensions exist in any free society. But the freedom we enjoy rests on a foundation of individual liberty and shared moral values. -Tipper Gore

All I'm for is the liberty of the individual. -John Wayne

The Declaration calls us to recognize the inherent equality of all people. And when it becomes unmistakably evident that a government is denying the governed life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, it's the right of people to establish a new government to secure these unalienable rights. -Mike Crapo

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. -Susan B. Anthony

Balancing the common good with the freedom and liberty to exercise that individuality has been and remains a challenge for those committed to democracy while understanding that the polis ensures our participation and therefore our citizenship. -David Blunkett

As home secretary, I gained a reputation for being 'tough'; less concerned with liberty than with public protection. -David Blunkett

If, in the name of liberty, we allow individuals to act in a way that damages the wellbeing of the whole, it will inevitably mean the breakdown of mutuality, thereby changing the very nature of our society. -David Blunkett

I believe Britishness is defined not on ethnic and exclusive grounds but through shared values; our history of tolerance, openness and internationalism; and our commitment to democracy and liberty, to civic duty and the public space. -David Blunkett

The ultimate good in a liberal state is liberty. -Michael Ignatieff

My generation of Americans, the scions of daring dreamers, the children of the fearlessly faithful and the offspring of many of history's most audacious actors – we, together, drink deeply from wells of freedom, liberty and opportunity that we did not dig. -Cory Booker

I'm not against the government. I'm against this ever-expanding government that doesn't know its limits. And that's how I see the role of the attorney general, as someone in an office that can protect you and defend the Constitution and defend state sovereignty and our individual liberty. -Alan Wilson

The power to arrest – to deprive a citizen of liberty – must be used fairly, responsibly, and without bias. -Loretta Lynch

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. -Ted Cruz

Religious liberty should be a bipartisan issue. -Ted Cruz

As a preacher who has spent significant time in churches and houses of worship all across the country, I can tell you firsthand that religious liberty and freedom are principles that can never be infringed upon. -Al Sharpton

The little platoon of the black community is the church. Our Christian faith is based on individual freedom from sin and the personal decision to find spiritual liberty that leads to a better life here on Earth and for eternity. On Sundays in America, the most conservative people can be found in black churches. -Allen West

We have never considered our brand superior or inferior to any other one, and we have never spoken about our work in comparison to anyone else's. We are ourselves; we have never had the presumption to please everyone, but we believe in the utmost liberty to express oneself. -Domenico Dolce

Individual liberty, the basic underpinning of American society, requires constant defense against the encroachment of the state. -Paul Singer

The very essence of civil liberty certainly consists in the right of every individual to claim the protection of the laws, whenever he receives an injury. One of the first duties of government is to afford that protection. -John Marshall

We believe in liberty, we believe in limited government, we believe in free enterprise, we believe in family values and the sanctity of human life, and we all believe Washington needs a good dose of Economics 101. -Kurt Bills

The United States of America was originally an experiment. But it was an experiment in recognizing God-given individual liberty and creating a government in which we no one is deemed better than another. And in which all of us are equal. Not equal in abilities, but equal in intrinsic worth and value. -Mike Huckabee

Jazz told people about the special music that came out of America and about America in general and this kind of liberty and freedom that we have. -Al Jarreau

A government capable of controlling the whole, and bringing its force to a point, is one of the prerequisites for national liberty. We combine in society, with an expectation to have our persons and properties defended against unreasonable exactions either at home or abroad. -Oliver Ellsworth

What are the American ideals? They are the development of the individual for his own and the common good; the development of the individual through liberty; and the attainment of the common good through democracy and social justice. -Louis D. Brandeis

Democracy rests upon two pillars: one, the principle that all men are equally entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; and the other, the conviction that such equal opportunity will most advance civilization. -Louis D. Brandeis

Look at liberty's greatest historic advances: ending slavery. Giving women the vote. Outlawing legal segregation. Each and every time, the people at the forefront of advancing those reforms – often putting their lives on the line – called themselves liberals. -Rick Perlstein

I think that's what activates the Tea Party Movement. What they see is the government interfering with their lives and with the inheritance of their children. Are we going to pass down liberty or deficits? And that's really what this movement is about. -Sharron Angle

The nation is arming. What are they arming for if it isn't that they are so distrustful of their government? They're afraid they'll have to fight for their liberty in more Second Amendment kinds of ways. -Sharron Angle

We have the highest incarceration rate of any country in the world. 'America, land of liberty and freedom?' You know, that's baloney. More than 2 million Americans are behind bars now. Communist China has four times the population and they have 1.5 million people behind bars. -Gary Johnson

Most people today don't feel that Barack Obama is on our side. We sense he's incapable of doing what Roosevelt did, of loving his country so much that he was willing to run great risks in order to advance its cause, to free others from a new Dark Age – and protect our own liberty in the process. -Arthur L. Herman

Spain and the United States share the same values of democracy, liberty and fundamental freedoms. -Felipe VI of Spain

Life in cyberspace seems to be shaping up exactly like Thomas Jefferson would have wanted: founded on the primacy of individual liberty and a commitment to pluralism, diversity, and community. -Mitch Kapor

Liberty does not exist where rights are on one side and power on the other. To be liberty, rights must be armed with vital powers. A people cannot be free who do not participate in the control of the government which operates upon them. -Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar II

I call for a march from exploitation to education, from poverty to shared prosperity, a march from slavery to liberty, and a march from violence to peace. -Kailash Satyarthi

As I have shown, I will defend democracy with arms when it is threatened by violence; with firmness when it is weakened by division; with law and order when it is subverted by anarchy; and always, I will try to sustain it by wise policies of economic progress so that a democracy means not just an empty liberty, but a full life for all. -Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

When you have a different name, people just kind of take the liberty to spell it how they want. -Cristela Alonzo

The Italian Revolution was fought first of all to obtain the liberty and unity of the nation, and then, with that achieved, to join the freest and most advanced nations in inaugurating a new era of peace, justice, and joint cooperation in the work of civilization. -Ernesto Teodoro Moneta

I grew up a very open and free mind, but also with the flaws of a look on life with too much liberty than people normally have. -Adriano Giannini

God grant that not only the love of liberty but a thorough knowledge of the rights of man may pervade all the nations of the earth, so that a philosopher may set his foot anywhere on its surface and say: 'This is my country.' -Benjamin Franklin

Sham liberty will be proclaimed everywhere. -Nostradamus

Poetry is the experience of liberty. The poet risks himself, chances all on the poem's all with each verse he writes. -Octavio Paz

Like everywhere in the world, people of the Middle East aspire to liberty and justice. They wish to have a better life and a decent education for their children. -Ahmed Zewail

Egypt had the first constitution in the Middle East that allowed for liberty. And it had democracy. -Ahmed Zewail

Everybody in the world is – is ready for liberty. It's a question of how you do it. -Ahmed Zewail

What the U.S. should do consistently is to support the liberty of the Egyptian people. -Ahmed Zewail

There comes a time in the history of nations when fear and forgetfulness cause a nation to hesitate, to waver, and perhaps even to succumb. When that time comes, those who love liberty must rise to the occasion. Will you lovers of liberty rise to the occasion? -Rand Paul

People say America is exceptional. I agree, but it's not the complexion of our skin or the twists in our DNA that make us unique. America is exceptional because we were founded upon the notion that everyone should be free to pursue life, liberty, and happiness. -Rand Paul

I, for one, will remain constantly vigilant of a government that admits its transgressions of liberty only when they are caught lying. -Rand Paul

I am ready to debate how we fight terrorism without giving up our liberty. -Rand Paul

The sacrifice of our personal liberty for security is and will forever be a false choice. -Rand Paul

You cannot deprive somebody of life, liberty, pursuit of happiness, because that is a right – constitutional right. -Gore Vidal

The power of the American people, when we rise up and stand for liberty, knows no bounds. -Ted Cruz

I shall never accept that the law can be used to justify tragedy, to keep things as they are, to make us abandon our ideas of a different world. Law is the path of liberty, and must as such open the way to progress for everyone. -Óscar Arias

At one time in the history of the Americas, weapons and armies were associated with liberty and independence, and with new opportunities for our peoples. At one time in the history of the Americas, there were liberating armies. -Óscar Arias

We need a force that recognizes that only through development and liberty, through education and health care, through better priorities and wiser investments, can we achieve the stability we seek. -Óscar Arias

I would sign an executive order protecting religious liberty, our first amendment rights, so Christian business owners and individuals don't face discrimination for having a traditional view of marriage. -Bobby Jindal

Religious liberty doesn't include encouraging a fellow American to engage in violent jihad and kill an American here. That is not protected free speech. That is not protected religious belief. -George Pataki

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

I will keep my word. My father fled Cuba, and I will fight to defend liberty because my family knows what it's like to lose it. -Ted Cruz

Every diminution of the liberty of the press is followed by a diminution of civilization. Wherever we see the freedom of the press interfered with, there we see the nutrition of the human family interrupted. -Victor Hugo

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

In society, liberty for one may mean the suppression of liberty for others. -Gunnar Myrdal

Voltaire lighted a torch and gave to others the sacred flame. The light still shines and will as long as man loves liberty and seeks for truth. -Robert Green Ingersoll

They who gain applause and power by pandering to the mistakes, the prejudices and passions of the multitude are the enemies of liberty. -Robert Green Ingersoll

Wherever the sword of rebellion is drawn to protect the rights of man, I am a rebel. Wherever the sword of rebellion is drawn to give man liberty, to clothe him in all his just rights, I am on the side of that rebellion. -Robert Green Ingersoll

I think the average American has forgotten the great feel for liberty and accountability that the framers of the Constitution believed. -Joe Jamail

We want order and security, and we want liberty. And we want not only liberty but equality as well. -David Souter

If speech always wins, even if it's an atomic secret that's going to be broadcast to our enemies, it's easy to make a decision. Speech always wins. But it doesn't… Liberty doesn't always trump equality or equality always trump liberty. -David Souter

The terrorist seeks to smash the most fundamental liberty of all: the right to lead our everyday lives on the basic assumption of safety. -Charles Kennedy

What really promotes business in this country is liberty, not demand for information. -Dan Webster

New Hampshire is one of the birthplaces of American freedom and independence – a place with a love and a passion for liberty. -Marsha Blackburn

The right of liberty is God-given and immortal. It cannot be regulated. Or controlled. It cannot be banned. And it must not be restricted. -Marsha Blackburn

I'm a conservative. I believe in the idea of freedom and liberty, but more importantly, look at my voting background. I voted against bailing out Wall Street. I voted against, never voted for, a tax increase. -Kevin McCarthy

Sen. Rand Paul is a Different Kind of Republican. He will drag the party, kicking and screaming, toward a new kind of conservatism that appeals more to today's youth, who embrace liberty and are skeptical of foreign intervention. -Alex Pareene

Freedom from menial work should be a rallying cry, not a cudgel to be used against the Left. How much liberty is there in having to do something you hate in order to survive? -Alex Pareene

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 Comey

We find ourselves under the government of a system of political institutions, conducing more essentially to the ends of civil and religious liberty, than any of which the history of former times tells us. -Abraham Lincoln

Laws are the terms by which independent and isolated men united to form a society, once they tired of living in a perpetual state of war where the enjoyment of liberty was rendered useless by the uncertainty of its preservation. They sacrificed a portion of this liberty so that they could enjoy the remainder in security and peace. -Cesare Beccaria

No man ever freely surrendered a portion of his own liberty for the sake of the public good; such a chimera appears only in fiction. If it were possible, we would each prefer that the pacts binding others did not bind us; every man sees himself as the centre of all the world's affairs. -Cesare Beccaria

If there were an exact and universal scale of punishments and crimes, we would have a fairly reliable and shared instrument to measure the degree of tyranny and liberty, of the basic humanity or malice of the different nations. -Cesare Beccaria

As long as I am an American citizen, and as long as American blood runs in these veins, I shall hold myself at liberty to speak, to write, and to publish whatever I please on any subject, being amenable to the laws of my country for the same. -Elijah Parish Lovejoy

Social motherliness has made women's struggle for liberty the loveliest synthesis of egoism and altruism. -Ellen Key

Other lands may have their charms, and the sunny skies of other climes may be regretted, but it is with pride and gladness that the wanderer sets foot again on British soil, thanking God for the religion and the liberty which have made this weather-beaten island in a northern sea to be the light and glory of the world. -Isabella Bird

Contrary to what you might assume, I didn't start with any advantages and neither did most of the successful people I know. I am the grandson of immigrants who came to this country seeking basic economic and personal liberty. -Kenneth Langone

If our hard-earned liberty, our desire to be irreverent of the old and to question the new, can be reduced to one, basic and indispensable right, it must be the right to free speech. -Maajid Nawaz

I, poor creature, worn out with scribbling for my bread and my liberty, low in spirits and weak in health, must leave others to wear the laurels which I have sown, others to eat the bread which I have earned. A common case. -John Adams

There is not an example on record of any free state holding a province of the same extent and population without disastrous consequences. The nations conquered and held as a province have, in time, retaliated by destroying the liberty of their conquerors through the corrupting effect of extended patronage and irresponsible power. -John C. Calhoun

England has not wholly escaped the curse which must ever befall a free government which holds extensive provinces in subjection; for, although she has not lost her liberty or fallen into anarchy, yet we behold the population of England crushed to the earth by the superincumbent weight of debt and taxation, which may one day terminate in revolution. -John C. Calhoun

It has been lately urged in a very respectable quarter that it is the mission of this country to spread civil and religious liberty all over the globe, and especially over this continent – even by force, if necessary. It is a sad delusion. -John C. Calhoun

Without thinking or reflecting, we plunge into war, contract heavy debts, increase vastly the patronage of the Executive, and indulge in every species of extravagance, without thinking that we expose our liberty to hazard. It is a great and fatal mistake. -John C. Calhoun

An irresistible passion that would induce me to believe in innate ideas and the truth of prophecy has decided my career. I have always loved liberty with the enthusiasm which actuates the religious man with the passion of a lover and with the conviction of a geometrician. -Marquis de Lafayette

Defender of the liberty that I idolize, myself more free than anyone, in coming as a friend to offer my services to this intriguing republic, I bring to it only my frankness and my good will; no ambition, no self-interest; in working for my glory, I work for their happiness. -Marquis de Lafayette

My grand affair appears settled, for America is certain of her independence, humanity has gained her cause, and liberty will never be without a place of refuge. -Marquis de Lafayette

Do not calculate what I have done, for I shall accept no recompense. Calculate the public advantage, the welfare and liberty of my country, and believe that I shall refuse no burden, no danger, provided that, at the hour of tranquillity, I may return to private life, for there now remains but one step for my ambition – that of arriving at zero. -Marquis de Lafayette

Let not ambition take possession of you; love the friends of the people, but reserve blind submission for the law and enthusiasm for liberty. -Marquis de Lafayette

The days of the revolution now give place to the period of regular organization, liberty, and prosperity, which that revolution guarantees. Thus, when everything concurs for the pacification of internal troubles, the threats of the enemies of France must, in the face of the public happiness, appear even to themselves insensate. -Marquis de Lafayette

I had displeased the jacobins by blaming their aristocratic usurpation of legitimate powers; the priests of all sorts by claiming religious liberty; the anarchists by repressing them; and the conspirators by rejecting their offers. -Marquis de Lafayette

The king knows with what ardor and perseverance I have at all times been devoted to the cause of liberty and to the principles of humanity, equality and justice. -Marquis de Lafayette

Do not let us despair of the cause of liberty: it is still dear to the hearts of Frenchmen, and we shall one day have the felicity of seeing it established in our beloved country. -Marquis de Lafayette

It is a bipartisan gathering to be able to pray for the needs back in our districts, for our families and each other. Another thing the prayer caucus does is to address religious liberty issues around the country as they arise. -James Lankford

We are a nation of immigrants, a quilt of many colors, and we've managed over more than two centuries to create a way of life that allows for a reasonable degree of upward mobility, that prizes individual liberty, promotes freedom of religion and genuinely values equal rights for all citizens. -Jay Parini

We should never forget that Americans continue to advocate for individual liberty, equality and self-governance. We often step in when it's necessary to help countries in need. But our history needs no whitewashing. To attempt this does us a terrible disservice. -Jay Parini

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

On films, you have the liberty of working out the details, the psychology, taking maybe more risks and takes than you can in television just because you can't be figuring things out on the day. -Rami Malek

American government did not originate in any abstract theories about liberty and equality, but in the actual experience gained by generation after generation of English colonists in managing their own political affairs. The Revolution did not make a breach in the continuity of their institutional life. -Charles A. Beard

The federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act passed unanimously in the House, won 97 votes in the Senate, and was signed into law by President Bill Clinton. Twenty states have passed their own versions of this law, and 11 additional ones have religious-liberty protections that state courts have interpreted to provide a similar level of protection. -Edwin Meese

Religious-liberty protections are one way of achieving civil peace even amid disagreement. The United States is a pluralistic society. To protect that pluralism and the rights of all Americans, of whatever faith they may practice, religious-liberty laws are good policy. Liberals committed to tolerance should embrace them. -Edwin Meese

America was founded to be a beacon of liberty, particularly religious liberty. The framers of our Constitution sought to preserve religious liberty to such an extent that they made it the first right protected in the Bill of Rights. -Edwin Meese

Pastors can lead the way in motivating the faithful to wise stewardship of their citizenship responsibilities. Without a healthy culture and civil society, limited government and ordered liberty will be impossible. -Edwin Meese

We were endowed by our Creator with the inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We were not endowed by the Federal Government. We were not endowed by entitlements. We were not endowed by pork barrel spending; we were not endowed by budgetary earmarks. -Lawrence Kudlow

We got our freedom and our liberty from the Creator, from God. That is a lesson conservatives have to remember. -Lawrence Kudlow

'Negative liberty' is a political science term meaning a liberty from government action. It is not a liberty to anything – like the liberty to meaningfully contribute to public debate or to have ample spaces for speech. -Marvin Ammori

Ever since the end of Medieval feudalism, and the writings of John Locke, we have understood the importance of being able to buy and sell one's own property, including books and watches, both for reasons of economics and liberty. -Marvin Ammori

We haven't usually had to face the extreme questions about liberty and order because we're not a nation of extremists. We love freedom and good government both. -David Ignatius

The State lives by its very existence on the two-fold and pervasive employment of aggressive violence against the very liberty and property of individuals that it is supposed to be defending. -Murray Rothbard

I shall not remind you, Citizen-Directors, of all I have done for the triumph of liberty, the prosperity of St. Domingo, the glory of the French Republic; nor will I protest to you my attachment to our mother country, to my duties; my respect to the constitution, to the laws of the Republic, and my submission to the government. -Toussaint Louverture

This gun is liberty; hold for certain that the day when you no more have it, you will be returned to slavery. -Toussaint Louverture

The Spanish offered me their protection, and liberty to those who would fight for the cause of the kings. I accepted their offers, seeing myself entirely abandoned by my brethren, the French. -Toussaint Louverture

It is not a liberty of circumstance, conceded to us alone, that we wish; it is the adoption absolute of the principle that no man, born red, black or white, can be the property of his fellow man. -Toussaint Louverture

The whites have resolved to destroy our liberty and have therefore brought a force commensurate to their intentions. The Cape, after a proper resistance, has fallen into their hands, but the enemy found only a town and plain in ashes; the forts were blown up, and all was burnt. -Toussaint Louverture

Political democracy cannot last unless there lies at the base of it social democracy. What does social democracy mean? It means a way of life which recognizes liberty, equality and fraternity as the principles of life. -B. R. Ambedkar

My social philosophy may be said to be enshrined in three words: liberty, equality and fraternity. Let no one, however, say that I have borrowed by philosophy from the French Revolution. I have not. My philosophy has roots in religion and not in political science. I have derived them from the teachings of my Master, the Buddha. -B. R. Ambedkar

We, the French, are viscerally attached to our laicite, our sovereignty, our independence, our values. The world knows that when France is attacked, it is liberty that is dealt a blow. -Marine Le Pen

My fellow Americans, from the battlefield to the capitals of our allies and friends and partners, the free peoples of the world look to America as the last best hope for peace and for liberty for all humankind, for we are the greatest country on this planet. -John R. Allen

Freedom does not die from frontal attack. It dies because men in power no longer believe in a system based upon liberty. -Herbert Hoover

I have never articulated a specific number, but I think a nation as great as we are, that professes to favor freedom and liberty, that we would find a way to evidence that in our criminal justice system by achieving what we know we can achieve: a reduction in crime, a reduction in taxpayer expense, and a reduction in the prison population. -Cory Booker

Nobody else in the world can do what we can do. And nobody else is willing to do it for altruistic reasons. I mean, we don't go into places like Iraq to grab their oil or colonize their country. We go there to deliver, as George W. Bush said, the blessings of liberty. -John Cornyn

I never subscribed to what you might call the neo-Conservative position that somehow, at the barrel of a gun, overnight, liberty and democracy could be conjured up. -Gordon Brown

France has been struck on the day of her national holiday – the 14th of July, Bastille Day – the symbol of liberty, because human rights are denied by fanatics, and France is clearly their target. -Francois Hollande

I'm a religious liberty supporter – I strongly believe in that. -Rob Portman

Our democracy is dependent on people who passionately cherish the ideals of a democracy. Every man is created equal with an inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. It's a wonderful idea, and it takes people who cherish that idea to be actively involved in the process. -George Takei

I think that what I have been truly searching for as a person, as a writer, as a thinker, as a daughter, is freedom. That is my mission. A sense of liberty, the liberty that comes not only from self-awareness but also from letting go of many things. Many things that weigh us down. -Jhumpa Lahiri

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

I believe we can, and must, strike a balance between our shared American values of religious liberty and freedom from discrimination. My concerns lie with the possible consequences of politically-driven legislation which claims to promote religious liberty but instead rolls back the legal protections held by LGBT Americans. -Gary Johnson

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. -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

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. -Susan B. Anthony

In my lifetime, I have seen how greater liberty, greater justice, and greater respect ultimately does prevail, but it prevails only when people are willing to fight for it and willing to lose for it. -Elizabeth Esty

When you're allowing the Executive Branch to deprive somebody of a constitutional liberty without any process, that is something that affects all Americans because that's a precedent that can be used. -Ron DeSantis

Among the chartered responsibilities of the federal government were, in those areas where appropriate – such as facilitating interstate commerce – to provide for justice and domestic tranquility, the common defense, and to secure the blessings of liberty. -Chris Gibson

At the end of the day, every member of the conservative movement, from our political commentators and thinkers to our elected officials, share an important and common purpose in advancing the cause of liberty, reigning in a bloated federal government, and defending our traditional family values. -Phil Gingrey

As far as Gary Johnson is concerned, he is not a credible person on foreign policy. We need somebody like that. He doesn't understand religious liberty. I have some other concerns about his suitability and reliability in, you know, for the presidency. I just don't think he's a credible option. -Evan McMullin

I spent over ten years in the Central Intelligence Agency as an undercover operations officer serving overseas after 9/11 where I carried out covert operations against al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups, as well as other countries who are 'hostile to liberty,' as I like to say. -Evan McMullin

There are lots of different ideas, lots of different opinions about the First Amendment Defense Act and what it should be. There were a lot of different forms of it while I was on the Hill. But I would say that I agree that the decision on gay marriage does mean that we need to take some steps to defend religious liberty. -Evan McMullin

People don't realize what's really going on in this country. There are a lot things that are going on that are unjust. People aren't being held accountable for. And that's something that needs to change. That's something that this country stands for: freedom, liberty and justice for all. -Colin Kaepernick

I have great respect for the men and women that have fought for this country. I have family, I have friends that have gone and fought for this country. And they fight for freedom, they fight for the people, they fight for liberty and justice, for everyone. -Colin Kaepernick

People are dying in vain because this country isn't holding their end of the bargain up as far as, you know, giving freedom and justice and liberty to everybody. -Colin Kaepernick

Back in 2010, it didn't matter when it was only Cuban democrats, Zimbabwean dissidents, Afghan reformists and Russian bloggers whose lives and liberty were put at risk by Wikileaks' wilfully negligent data dumps. -Terry Glavin

We are descended from a people whose government was founded on liberty; our glorious forefathers of Great Britain made liberty the foundation of everything. That country is become a great, mighty, and splendid nation; not because their government is strong and energetic, but, sir, because liberty is its direct end and foundation. -Patrick Henry

Judging from the experience of the European War, imperialism renders no great benefit to any nation, whereas liberty for all nationalities is the only principle by which humanity will ever be saved. -Sun Yat-sen

England has been called, with great felicity of conception, 'the land of liberty and good sense.' We have preserved many of the advantages of a free people, which the nations of the Continent have long since lost. -William Godwin

I always showed myself in the face of day, asserting the liberty and independence of my country, while some others, like owls, courted concealment and were too much afraid of losing their roosts to leave them for such a cause. -William Wallace

If we despond, public confidence is destroyed, the people will no longer yield their support to a hopeless contest, and American liberty is no more. Through the darkness which shrouds our prospects, the ark of safety is visible. Despondency becomes not the dignity of our cause, nor the character of those who are its supporters. -Samuel Adams

It is not infrequent to hear men declaim loudly upon liberty, who, if we may judge by the whole tenor of their actions, mean nothing else by it but their own liberty – to oppress without control, or the restraint of laws, all who are poorer and weaker than themselves. -Samuel Adams

In their efforts to discredit human freedom, the Putinites denounce the sins that may occur under the reign of liberty with the same ardor, the same sincerity, and the same purpose that animated their Soviet forebears. -Robert Zubrin

The revelation that the National Security Agency has been secretly amassing data on countless law-abiding American citizens has aroused great concern about the potential threat such an effort poses to liberty. -Robert Zubrin

I think there was a freedom in the 1920s and 1930s: a certain liberty and evolution of women. -Francois Nars

As we approached our work, my colleagues and I looked to the U.S. Constitution for guidance. It states, 'No person shall … be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law.' No person, no exceptions. -Asa Hutchinson

To Marines, love of liberty is not an empty phrase… Rather, it's displayed by blood, sweat, and tears for the fallen. -Jim Mattis

One of the greatest gifts God ever gave to humanity was that of liberty. We love freedom and bloom under it. We cannot and should not try to force people to live by a certain religious code. To do so negates our free will. -Sam Brownback

Now you know my credo: Free-market capitalism is the best path to prosperity. And let me add to that from our Founding Fathers: Our Creator endowed us with the inalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. In other words, freedom. -Lawrence Kudlow

The Church must actualize, be present in the public debate, in our struggle for a true concept of liberty and peace. -Pope Benedict XVI

Sometimes I wonder if there is any hope left for an Israeli-Palestinian discourse that is built on equality and liberty rather than a fruitless discourse of master and servant. -Sayed Kashua

The Fifth Amendment speaks specifically to denying someone their life and liberty without due process. That is what H.R. 2 does, and I rise in opposition to it. And I rise in opposition because it is important that we preserve lives and we recognize that 40 million-plus are uninsured. -Sheila Jackson Lee

Of course, the Supreme Court's work is vital not just to a region of the country, but to the whole, vital to the protection of the people's liberties under law and to the continuity of our Constitution, the greatest charter of human liberty the world has ever known. -Neil Gorsuch

There really is only one difference between the two. Mr. Trump promises to support religious liberty and the dignity of the unborn. Mrs. Clinton promises she will not. -Jerry Falwell, Jr.

I believe that, as Americans, our freedoms come from God and not government, and include the rights enumerated in the Declaration of Independence: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. -Lisa Murkowski

Before the tribunal of nature, a man has no more right to life than a rattlesnake; he has no more right to liberty than any wild beast; his right to the pursuit of happiness is nothing but a license to maintain the struggle for existence, if he can find within himself the powers with which to do it. -William Graham Sumner

For a person who is very much involved with the institution of religion but has lost the religious spirit, the 'religion' label is the real threat to liberty. -Lobsang Tenzin

The primary problem in many modernizing societies is not liberty but the creation of a legitimate public order. Men may, of course, have order without liberty, but they cannot have liberty without order. -Ferdinand Marcos

There would be no difficulty in securing the rights of the people and the liberties of Texas if men would march to their duty and not fly like recreants from danger. Texas must be defended and liberty maintained. -Sam Houston

As American freemen, we cannot but sympathize in all efforts to extend the blessings of civil and political liberty, but at the same time, we are warned by the admonitions of history and the voice of our own beloved Washington to abstain from entangling alliances with foreign nations. -Zachary Taylor

I was raised in the '70s, and I've worked with people I love, and I've been on sets with my parents, with people who run a set and require of actors a sense of liberty and freedom and exploration and failure into brave achievement. -Laura Dern

What we can do where we live is advocate again to bring back to life the 10th Amendment, to bring back to life those boundaries in our constitutional system that were supposed to be the critical checks in the checks and balances system. Without them, we lose – gradually, we lose our liberty. -Ken Cuccinelli

I'm the most pro-liberty elected official statewide in my lifetime. It isn't even a close call, so for people who care about protecting liberty, there's never been – again, in my lifetime in Virginia – a statewide elected official who's been as aggressive and consistent about doing that as I have. -Ken Cuccinelli

I want to err on the side of constitutional liberty and freedom. -Ron Johnson

Every day in school, we said the pledge to the flag, 'with liberty and justice for all,' and I believed all that. -Fred Korematsu

I have been in dialogue with my family about what can actually be done. We've come up with this philosophy that in a truly multicultural society, the only way to have liberty and justice for everybody is to have multiple parties. And by multiple parties, I mean 50 parties, not one or two. -Wadada Leo Smith

I remain mindful that the role of a judge is a limited one and that judges can't solve every problem. But at the same time, judges play a crucial role in safeguarding liberty and protecting the rights of all citizens. -David Stras

Our Constitution exists to secure individual freedom, the essential condition of human flourishing. Liberty is not provided by government; liberty preexists government. It's our natural birthright, not a gift from the sovereign. Our founders upended things and divided power to enshrine a promise, not a process. -Don Willett

I was practically driven to Rome in order to obtain the opportunities for art culture and to find a social atmosphere where I was not constantly reminded of my color. The land of liberty had no room for a colored sculptor. -Edmonia Lewis

Happiness is being content with what you have, living in freedom and liberty, having a good family life and good friends. -Divyanka Tripathi

While I voted for Mr. Trump, my confidence remains in God for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. -Alveda King

As a survivor of the 20th-century Race Wars, my back remains unbent, and I move forward for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all who were created equal in God's eyes. -Alveda King

I am not about to be a party to anything having to do with the law that is going to destroy individual freedom and liberty in this country. -George Wallace

I have done theatre, and I enjoy the process of smaller films a lot more. When I do such films, there are certain things which I get to do which are untapped. The scenes give me the liberty to play and mould the character in accordance to the director's mindset. -Nawazuddin Siddiqui

The British have chosen liberty with Brexit and can congratulate themselves every day. -Marine Le Pen

Look at how beautiful history is when liberty succeeds through the will of the people! -Marine Le Pen

From my own country of France, I commit to pursuing the path of liberty – to be a free people. -Marine Le Pen

The petty logic of political parties cannot be allowed to stifle the French people's legitimate aspirations to safety and liberty. -Marine Le Pen

I am a woman, and as such, I experience the ever-increasing restrictions on our liberty in our country through the development of Islamic fundamentalism. -Marine Le Pen

Domestic wiretaps, government television cameras blanketing our streets, spy drones by the thousands flying over our heads. It makes you wonder if the very foundation of this great country, which is liberty, is eroding right before our eyes. -Bob Beckel

There's an apparent freedom, an apparent liberty of access to everything, but you can't use it because it's too much. Everything is at the same level. You even have fake news. You have to go through fake news to make up your mind. Facts and lies are treated as equal. There are even people who are against the idea of climate change. -Raoul Peck

Please bear in mind that my observations and thoughts are the outcome of my own unaided impulse and curiosity alone; for, besides myself, in our town there be no philosophers who practice this art, so pray, take not amiss my poor pen and the liberty I here take in setting down my random notions. -Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Salvation is the state of emancipation from the endurance of pain and subjection to birth and death, and of the life of liberty and happiness in the immensity of God. -Dayananda Saraswati

We all want prosperity, but not at the expense of liberty. Poverty is not as great a danger to liberty as is wealth, with its corrupting, demoralizing influences. Let us never have a Government at Washington owing its retention to the power of the millionaires rather than to the will of millions. -Joseph Pulitzer

If nations perish, it is not because of their devotion to liberty, but for their disregard of its requirements. -William Lloyd Garrison

We must work toward cyber doctrine that reflects the wisdom of free markets, private competition, and the important but limited role of government in establishing and enforcing the rule of law, honoring the rights of personal property, the benefits of free and fair trade, and the fundamental principles of liberty. -Tom Bossert

If someone builds a fortune, it belongs to him, not the government. An entitled government undermines liberty. -Kevin Hassett

For most of us, fidelity is faithfulness to an obligation, trust, or duty. For the men and women of the FBI, fidelity also means fidelity to country. It means fidelity to justice and the law, fidelity to the Constitution, fidelity to equality and liberty. -Robert Mueller

I have no sympathy for debunking human achievements that, in the end, gave ordinary people liberty. -Paul Craig Roberts

The erosion of personal freedom and liberty as a result of federal policy and legislation is alarming. -Derrick Grayson

Dr. King challenged our country to fulfill the promises of liberty, equality, and justice prescribed in the founding of our great nation. Leading by example, he stressed the teachings of tolerance, service, and love, regardless of race, color, or creed. -Steve Scalise

When I started off as a choreographer, I had to do songs, which I may have wanted to do differently, but directors had their own inputs to give. But now, I take liberty to decide my own dance steps as well. -Remo D'Souza

Equal access to reading is fundamental to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. -Karin Slaughter

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is part of our constitutional rights and it belongs to everybody. -Jeffrey Tambor

Political freedom is to be cherished indeed. But there is no political freedom that is not indissolubly bound to the inner personal freedom of the individuals who make up that nation: no liberty of a nation of conformists, no free nation made up of robots. -Rollo May

Our two nations share the important values of democracy and freedom and liberty. My visit to the United States has indeed reinforced this mutual conviction and determination to ensure that our two peoples cherish these values. -Mwai Kibaki

What Washington desperately needs now are citizen legislators that are dedicated to leading a free people and to maintain our God-given right to the pursuit of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. -Ralph Norman

In the real world, as lived and experienced by real people, the demand for human rights and dignity, the longing for liberty and justice and opportunity, the hatred of oppression and corruption and cruelty is reality. -John McCain

I've had the liberty of having a lot of control in the offences I've been a part of because I get the game pretty well, and I pick things up fast. -Jordan Rodgers

The biggest problem is that people have stopped being critical about the role of the computer in their lives. These machines went from being feared as Big Brother surrogates to being thought of as metaphors for liberty and individual freedom. -Ellen Ullman

To some, incredibly, Russia has become a human rights leader. Edward Snowden, the American whistleblower, has succeeded in his asylum application in Russia, and White House spokesman Jay Carney appears flummoxed and wrong-footed as the mantle of free speech and liberty appears to pass from West to East. -Max Keiser

As a gun owner and sportsman, I am proud to join NRA members from across the country to make the voice of liberty heard. -Luther Strange

Our religious liberty was threatened by the Obama administration as part of the Obamacare law. I was in the courtroom when that law was, I think unjustly, held constitutional. -Luther Strange

Our Founders were not naive simpletons. They understood that human freedom is a fragile thing, that 'eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.' -Tom Tancredo

'Liberal' is a great word – from the root, 'liberty,' which means free. -Alan Colmes

Our faith in technology is no longer fully consistent with our belief in liberty. -Franklin Foer

Playing 4-5-1, I could have all the liberty in the world – it was complicated to express myself. -Dimitri Payet

If you look at one of the basic underlying tenets of liberty, it's freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom to access of information. If we start sequestering that and blocking it off, you're going to have pockets around the world that are going to become more and more isolated. -Ted Yoho

I'm incredibly humbled that the leader of the modern liberty movement and strong conservative leader Congressman Ron Paul is backing our campaign. -Ted Yoho

Republican liberty depends on citizen participation, on a government that is of, for, and by the people. -Josh Hawley

The Obama administration contends that starting a for-profit business means leaving religious liberty behind. The administration has effectively told the Supreme Court that for-profit companies have no right to act on moral convictions the government opposes. They are about profits. That position is deeply mistaken. -Josh Hawley

The Religious Freedom Restoration Act extends religious liberty to corporations without regard to their for-profit and non-profit status. -Josh Hawley

Anonymity, in some cases a key civil liberty, also enables society's worst actors. -Wil Wheaton

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. -Jurnee Smollett-Bell

We must remember that although we come from different backgrounds and ideologies, we're all part of this great experiment in self-governance. We're all united by common values of liberty, justice, and equality of opportunity, even if we don't always agree on how to achieve them. -Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Our goal is to reaffirm that government by the people, speaking through their elected representatives, is the best way to keep us free and safe, protect our liberty, and make sure the promise of America exists for the next generation. -Cathy McMorris Rodgers

American women today want too much liberty; that's why they're unhappy. Because when an American man meets a woman, he treats her like a pal instead of a woman. -Katy Jurado

One of the U.S. Soccer Federation's points is that it's an honour and a privilege to to play for this country, and it is. But we also represent the entire country, and the idea of liberty and justice isn't afforded to everyone. -Megan Rapinoe

We've seen it again and again. From civil rights to women's rights to marriage rights, this country has reinvented itself in the quest to make real the transcendent values that Lincoln proclaimed in his historic address – that all men are created equal in a nation conceived in liberty. -Mike Quigley

The American Humanist Association, whose slogan is 'Good without a God,' created the National Day of Reason with the Washington Area Secular Humanists to raise awareness about government threats to religious liberty and up the profile of the non-religious community. -Elizabeth Flock

Collective action remains the best way of renewing the march towards the great trinity of liberty, equality, and solidarity. -Guy Standing

Rather than seeking to stem the tide, our educators, politicians, and judges aid the advance of godlessness. This cannot continue if our children and grandchildren are to live in a country that still recognises God and upholds religious liberty. -Franklin Graham

The existence of slavery cast the shadow of hypocrisy over the otherwise noble proclamation of the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness in our Declaration of Independence. -Blase J. Cupich

We need to show the fact that when you start thinking about freedom and liberty, personal responsibility, and opportunity to achieve the American Dream, the Republican party is the best party to do that. -Darryl Glenn

We need to start standing up for freedom and liberty. -Darryl Glenn

Everyone needs to stop and breathe and look at how redefining marriage will have a hugely chilling effect on religious liberty in America. -Eric Metaxas

Religious liberty is misunderstood. It simply means that the Founders said that everyone in America should have the freedom to practice and exercise their religion. Not to believe it but to exercise our beliefs – to act on our beliefs. It's not about believing privately in your head, privately in that building, or simply about freedom of worship. -Eric Metaxas

Religious liberty is the salt and light that has made us the great nation we are in a whole number of ways. -Eric Metaxas

It's a fact that if Hillary Clinton is elected, the country's chance to have a Supreme Court that values the Constitution – and the genuine liberty and self-government for which millions have died – is gone. Not for four years, or eight, but forever. -Eric Metaxas

I view it as a threat to my and my family's well-being whenever anyone seeks to erode or take away my Second Amendment civil liberty. -Dana Loesch

I think that God has blessed each of us with innate gifts, and if I've demonstrated any ability to not stick my foot in my mouth on air or in the written word, then I will take that and stand for liberty on the right side of God. -Dana Loesch

If you cannot commit several hours per week to maintain the liberty that others afforded you, then you, by your inaction and silent voice, abet those who seek to destroy it. -Dana Loesch

When the media goes state and becomes nothing more than an echo chamber for the government, the task of sharing truth falls to the original keepers of liberty: the American people. -Dana Loesch

The most misreported and misunderstood thing about the tea party is its political leanings. The tea party has no political leaning. It stands straight for limited government, low taxes, and liberty for all. -Dana Loesch

Those who serve in our armed forces do so from a profound sense of duty to secure liberty for their fellow Americans. They enlist to serve their fellow citizens who express their will through elected representatives, not an unaccountable defense establishment. -Joe Lonsdale

Government has gotten too big, and it's infringed on our liberty and freedom. -Kathy Szeliga

I am running for the U.S. Senate so that your kids and mine can continue to live in the kind of country that gave my family the blessings of liberty and freedom that only America offers. -Carlos Lopez-Cantera

For me, driving – or the right to drive – is not only about moving from A to B; it's a way to emancipate women. It gives them so much liberty. It makes them independent. -Manal al-Sharif

There simply is no greater threat to individual liberty and the viability of our great nation than the threat that comes from the continued consolidation of power in Washington, a consolidation that flies in the face of the division of power between the federal government and the states that is required by the Constitution. -Scott Pruitt

I cut my teeth on religious liberty issues. -Scott Pruitt

I don't have a Winslow Homer or a Renoir, but I do have the liberty to live as I like. -Rumaan Alam

I support religious liberty, but I also think it is very important as a Republican Party that we bring a compassionate tone when talking about women's health care issues, when we talk about pro-life and pro-choice. -Elise Stefanik

This is our country and our home and our families. We can decide that one person's right to bear arms does not come at the expense of a neighbor's right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. -Joe Kennedy III

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

They talk about the American Dream. I still believe in that. I still believe that this is a great country, where great things can happen, where anybody can become president of the United States. Just that simple statement there defines so much about the whole business of liberty and freedom and the pursuit of happiness. -Rob Halford

There is something kind of aggressively and inhumanly repetitive about this line that guns are essential to American liberties – hard one to stomach when so many thousands of people are dying every year for this so-called liberty. -Bret Stephens

Jose Marti, known as 'the Apostle of Cuban Independence,' was an influential poet, journalist, and political theorist who became a symbol for the Cuban people's bid for independence. The concepts of freedom, liberty, and self-determination feature prominently in his work. -Ben Rhodes

If the 'enemy combatant' cases of Padilla and Hamdi present a clash between liberty and security, each side champions one while giving short shrift to the other. -Benjamin Wittes

You can identify me as the freedom or the liberty candidate or the limited government candidate. -Matt Rosendale

Millions of people have come to the United States in pursuit of liberty and a better way of life. They contribute to this tremendous melting pot and embrace the opportunities which are presented for them and their families. -Matt Rosendale

I think we are slowly killing liberty, creativity, intelligent thinking; it's as if we are being led into a world that is like a huge shopping centre, with a sort of anaesthesia about everything except the choice of goods in front of us. -Haris Pasovic

The U.S. Declaration of Independence enshrines the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Alas, that is not the case everywhere in the world. -Haris Pasovic

Benjamin Franklin once said, 'A people who would trade liberty for security deserve neither.' I think we can have both. We can keep our liberties. We can have our security. -Patrick Leahy

Somehow, defending my liberal values of free speech, liberty, and rights of the individual has become a conservative position. -Dave Rubin

It really is this: you are either for liberty, you're for freedom, and you're for living how you want to live without infringing and impugning on anyone else's rights, or you want the state to deal with everything. -Dave Rubin

I firmly believe in individual liberty more than anything else. And that you have to live the life you want for yourself. -Dave Rubin

I was taught, growing up, that there are two ends of the political spectrum: left and right. But there's so much more than that. For me, it's about liberty versus authoritarianism. -Kane

In every kid's life, there's about three or four years when you're at liberty, and after that, you have to get a job because you're getting married or you have to support your parents or whatever it is. I was lucky: I didn't get married, so I didn't have to have that responsibility. -Lemmy

Utopia is a framework for utopias, a place where people are at liberty to join together voluntarily to pursue and attempt to realize their own vision of the good life in the ideal community but where no one can impose his own utopian vision upon others. -Robert Nozick

The thing with acting is I'm at the liberty of someone who wants to book me. With music, I can do it all the time. With acting, I could, too, if I wanted to write a script and do that whole thing, but music is a constant thing. Acting, I have to audition. -Ross Lynch

Before the cell phone and the Internet, you felt a more pure sense of liberty than we do today. Whenever you left the house, and the phone, in your kitchen attached to the wall, nobody was able to get a hold of you. -Tom Green

America was not built on kindness or the Christianity of Christ. It was not built on freedom or liberty. This nation was built on white supremacy. -Shaun King

I am completely a director's actor. If the director gives me the liberty and freedom, then I give my inputs. Otherwise, I just follow instructions. -Manisha Koirala

I believe in the ideals of America, in liberty, justice, and the pursuit of happiness. -Ilhan Omar

I support liberty; I support true freedom. -David Draiman

Let eternal vigilance be the price of liberty and integrity of the country hereafter. -Kiran Bedi

I have spent my entire career advocating for free-market economic policies, trying to convince the leaders of this country that unnecessary government interference in the market-place – and let's face it, most government is totally unnecessary – destroys liberty and inhibits prosperity. -Stephen Moore

Evangelicals have, for decades, believed that the country was more conservative than not, more Christian than not. The bipartisanship on religious liberty and the civic faith of the country was conducive to that. Now they've woken up to a reality in the Obama years that this was a polite fiction. -Ben Domenech

Throughout the history of America, we have been a nation driven by the idea of the frontier – a place where law was slim and liberty was enormous, where you could make your way in the world based on your own ambition and abilities, not fenced in by the limitations of society. -Ben Domenech

The idea of the frontier is a stand-in for the idea of liberty. -Ben Domenech

The Unites States of America continues to represent life, liberty, and freedom. We believe in hard work and capitalism. -Ainsley Earhardt

My hairdresser loves me because he gets the liberty to get creative with my hair. -Vikrant Massey

Radical multicultural types will, in the end, destroy the things they claim to like, because they don't understand that liberty and reasonable equality are features of stable, free, conservative societies based on Christian ideas, which guard their borders and are proud of their civilisation. -Peter Hitchens

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