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Liberty quotes by John Maynard Keynes
#1. [T]he theory of output as a whole, which is what the following book purports to provide, is much more easily adapted to the conditions of a totalitarian state, than is the theory of production and distribution of a given output produced under the conditions of free competition and a large measure of laissez-faire. #Quote by John Maynard Keynes
Liberty quotes by E.J. Squires
#2. Mai whispers, "Why did she have to leave? When she was there, I knew where I had her; she was safe."
"You of all people," Nicholas says, "should know that freedom is more important than being safe. #Quote by E.J. Squires
Liberty quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#3. the case is even stronger, and the parallel with madness is yet more strange. For it was our case against the exhaustive and logical theory of the lunatic that, right or wrong, it gradually destroyed his humanity. Now it is the charge against the main deductions of the materialist that, right or wrong, they gradually destroy his humanity; I do not mean only kindness, I mean hope, courage, poetry, initiative, all that is human. For instance, when materialism leads men to complete fatalism (as it generally does), it is quite idle to pretend that it is in any sense a liberating force. It is absurd to say that you are especially advancing freedom when you only use free thought to destroy free will. The determinists come to bind , not to loose . They may well call their law the "chain" of causation. It is the worst chain that ever fettered a human being. You may use the language of liberty, if you like, about materialistic teaching, but it is obvious that this is just as inapplicable to it as a whole as the same language when applied to a man locked up in a mad-house. You may say, if you like, that the man is free to think himself a poached egg. But it is surely a more massive and important fact that if he is a poached egg he is not free to eat, drink, sleep, walk, or smoke a cigarette. Similarly you may say, if you like, that the bold determinist speculator is free to disbelieve in the reality of the will. But it is a much more massive and important fact that he is not free to ra #Quote by G.K. Chesterton
Liberty quotes by George Albert Smith
#4. Our feet have been planted upon this sacred soil for a wise purpose. This land has been dedicated for the blessing of mankind. The Constitution and the laws that have been enacted under its provisions are calculated to insure liberty, not license, to all who dwell here. This church with which we are identified stands, if it stands for anything, for the perpetuation of the liberties of all mankind. We should not listen to those who find pleasure in teaching sedition. Neither should we follow those who claim to be citizens of this land, who go about violating the laws that govern it. There are many who are failing to do their duty as citizens who have the right of franchise, but who are unworthy of that blessing that has come to those who live in this wonderful country. #Quote by George Albert Smith
Liberty quotes by Chuck Norris
#5. Where's Barack Obama when Christmas references are being erased from civic calendars? Is he crying out in defense of religious liberty and our First Amendment? Nope. He's as silent as a church mouse. And animosity toward religion continues to grow. #Quote by Chuck Norris
Liberty quotes by Michael Morpurgo
#6. That's what sailing is, a dance, and your partner is the sea. And with the sea you never take liberties. You ask her, you don't tell her. You have to remember always that she's the leader, not you. You and your boat are dancing to her tune. #Quote by Michael Morpurgo
Liberty quotes by US Navy Motto
#7. Life, liberty and the pursuit of anyone who threatens it. #Quote by US Navy Motto
Liberty quotes by Lisa Kleypas
#8. You're so full of it, darlin'. #Quote by Lisa Kleypas
Liberty quotes by Edmund Burke
#9. Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe. #Quote by Edmund Burke
Liberty quotes by David Antin
#10. I've always had a strong feeling for the Statue of Liberty, because it became the statue of my personal liberty. #Quote by David Antin
Liberty quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#11. I view great cities as pestilential to the morals, the health, and the liberties of man. #Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Liberty quotes by Dave Gibbons
#12. When I first came to New York City, what I was thrilled about was not the Empire State Building, or the Statue of Liberty; it was the fireplugs in the street. These things that Jack Kirby had drawn. Or these cylindrical water towers on top of buildings that Steve Ditko's 'Spider-Man' fights used to happen in and around. #Quote by Dave Gibbons
Liberty quotes by Dante Alighieri
#13. We are but a day in this world, and in that day the fashion is changed a thousand times: all seek liberty, yet all deprive themselves of it. #Quote by Dante Alighieri
Liberty quotes by Kakha Bendukidze
#14. Government is at best useless, and at worst counter-productive. #Quote by Kakha Bendukidze
Liberty quotes by Jay Leno
#15. The Senate voted 97-0 for an anti-spam bill to stop those annoying things you get on your computer. The senators made it very clear that when you start misleading the American people and start taking their money over false promises, that's our turf, buddy! #Quote by Jay Leno
Liberty quotes by John F. Kennedy
#16. Today, we need a nation of Minutemen, citizens who are not only prepared to take arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom as the basic purpose of their daily life and who are willing to consciously work and sacrifice for that freedom. #Quote by John F. Kennedy
Liberty quotes by Jeffrey Tucker
#17. Someone asked me the other day if I believe in conspiracies. Well, sure. Here's one. It is called the political system. It is nothing if not a giant conspiracy to rob, trick and subjugate the population. #Quote by Jeffrey Tucker
Liberty quotes by Alexander Hamilton
#18. I would die to preserve the law upon a solid foundation; but take away liberty, and the foundation is destroyed. #Quote by Alexander Hamilton
Liberty quotes by J. Sidna Allen
#19. Clothed in the majesty of the law one may get away with murder, but lacking the law's prestige one defends himself at the risk of life and liberty. #Quote by J. Sidna Allen
Liberty quotes by Farley Mowat
#20. I will take any liberty I want with facts as long as I don't trespass on the truth ... We confuse facts with truth. #Quote by Farley Mowat
Liberty quotes by Barbara Kingsolver
#21. Questioning our government's actions does not violate the principles of liberty, equality, and freedom of speech; it exercises them, and by exercise we grow stronger. I have read enough of Thomas Jefferson to feel sure #Quote by Barbara Kingsolver
Liberty quotes by Jakub Bozydar Wisniewski
#22. To create a free society is not to accomplish the impossible task of convincing all people to abandon aggression, but to accomplish the essential task of convincing enough people to abandon the belief that aggression is ever legitimate. #Quote by Jakub Bozydar Wisniewski
Liberty quotes by George MacDonald
#23. [350] The Root of All Rebellion It is because we are not near enough to Thee to partake of thy liberty that we want a liberty of our own different from thine. [351] Two Silly Young Women #Quote by George MacDonald
Liberty quotes by Hugh Downs
#24. This country is a one-party country. Half of it is called Republican and half is called Democrat. It doesn't make any difference. All the really good ideas belong to the Libertarians. #Quote by Hugh Downs
Liberty quotes by Friedrich August Von Hayek
#25. What a free society offers to the individual is much more than what he would be able to do if only he were free. #Quote by Friedrich August Von Hayek
Liberty quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#26. No government ought to be without censors; and where the press is free no one ever will. #Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Liberty quotes by George Edward Woodberry
#27. You may name a bronze statue 'Liberty,' or a painted figure in a city hall 'Commerce,' or a marble form in a temple 'Athene' or 'Venus;' but what is really there is only a representation of a single woman. #Quote by George Edward Woodberry
Liberty quotes by Bob Beauprez
#28. 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. #Quote by Bob Beauprez
Liberty quotes by T. S. Eliot
#29. Liberty is a different kind of pain from prison. #Quote by T. S. Eliot
Liberty quotes by Alan Dershowitz
#30. Our First Amendment expresses a far different calculus for regulating speech than for regulating nonexpressive conduct and that is as it should be. The right to swing your fist should end at the tip of my nose, but your right to express your ideas should not necessarily end at the lobes of my ears. #Quote by Alan Dershowitz
Liberty quotes by Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar II
#31. 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. #Quote by Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar II
Liberty quotes by Michel De Montaigne
#32. We must reserve a back shop all our own entirely free, in which to establish our real liberty and our principal retreat and solitude. #Quote by Michel De Montaigne
Liberty quotes by H.L. Mencken
#33. It is the theory of all modern civilized governments that they protect and foster the liberty of the citizen; it is the practice of all of them to limit its exercise, and sometimes very narrowly. #Quote by H.L. Mencken
Liberty quotes by Theodore Roosevelt
#34. The function of our Government is to insure to all its citizens, now and hereafter, their rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. If we of this generation destroy the resources from which our children would otherwise derive their livelihood, we reduce the capacity of our land to support a population, and so either degrade the standard of living or deprive the coming generations of their fight to life on this continent. #Quote by Theodore Roosevelt
Liberty quotes by Marcus Tullius Cicero
#35. The fruit of too much liberty is slavery. #Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero
Liberty quotes by Ayn Rand
#36. We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality #Quote by Ayn Rand
Liberty quotes by Carl Safina
#37. Saving the world requires saving democracy. That requires well-informed citizens. Conservation, environment, poverty, community, education, family, health, economy- these combine to make one quest: liberty and justice for all. Whether one's special emphasis is global warming or child welfare, the cause is the same cause. And justice comes from the same place being human comes from: compassion. #Quote by Carl Safina
Liberty quotes by Gerrit Smith
#38. True liberty acknowledges and defends the equal rights of all men, and all nations. #Quote by Gerrit Smith
Liberty quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#39. It is an axiom in my mind, that our liberty can never be safe but in the hands of the people themselves, and that too of the people with a certain degree of instruction. This it is the business of the State to effect, and on a general plan. #Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Liberty quotes by George Orwell
#40. If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. #Quote by George Orwell
Liberty quotes by John Bunyan
#41. Wherefore, though the Christian, as a Christian, is the only man at liberty, as called thereunto of God; yet his liberty is limited to things that are good: he is not licensed thereby to indulge the flesh. #Quote by John Bunyan
Liberty quotes by Katha Pollitt
#42. though he's wrong about how these methods work. It's religion - facts don't matter, especially when the facts involve women's liberty. #Quote by Katha Pollitt
Liberty quotes by John Adams
#43. It has ever been my hobby-horse to see rising in America an empire of liberty, and a prospect of two or three hundred millions of freemen, without one noble or one king among them. You say it is impossible. If I should agree with you in this, I would still say, let us try the experiment, and preserve our equality as long as we can. A better system of education for the common people might preserve them long from such artificial inequalities as are prejudicial to society, by confounding the natural distinctions of right and wrong, virtue and vice. #Quote by John Adams
Liberty quotes by James Otis
#44. And I take this opportunity to declare, that ... I will to my dying day oppose, with all the powers and faculties God has given me, all such instruments of slavery on the one hand, and villainy on the other, as this writ of assistance is. It appears to me ... the worst instrument of arbitrary power, the most destructive of English liberty, and the fundamental principles of the constitution, that ever was found in an English law-book. #Quote by James Otis
Liberty quotes by Allan Bloom
#45. Freedom of the mind requires not only, or not even specially, the absence of legal constraints but the presence of alternative thoughts. The most successful tyranny is not the one that uses force to assure uniformity but the one that removes the awareness of other possibilities. #Quote by Allan Bloom
Liberty quotes by Owen Wister
#46. It was through the Declaration of Independence that we Americans acknowledged the eternal inequality of man. For by it we abolished a cut-and-dried aristocracy. We had seen little men artificially held up in high places, and great men artificially held down in low places, and our own justice-loving hearts abhorred this violence to human nature. Therefore, we decreed that every man should thenceforth have equal liberty to find his own level. By this very decree we acknowledged and gave freedom to true aristocracy, saying, "Let the best man win, whoever he is." Let the best man win! That is America's word. That is true democracy. And true democracy and true aristocracy are one and the same thing #Quote by Owen Wister
Liberty quotes by Thomas Paine
#47. Liberty and Property are words expressing all those of our possessions which are not of an intellectual nature. There are two kinds of property. Firstly, natural property, or that which comes to us from the Creator of the universe-such as the earth, air, water. Secondly, artificial or acquired property-the invention of men. In the latter, equality is impossible; for to distribute it equally it would be necessary that all should have contributed in the same proportion, which can never be the case; and this being the case, every individual would hold on to his own property, as his right share. Equality of natural property is the subject of this little essay. Every individual in the world is born therein with legitimate claims on a certain kind of property, or its equivalent. -Agrarian Justice #Quote by Thomas Paine
Liberty quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#48. We believe no more in Bonaparte's fighting merely for the liberties of the seas than in Great Britain's fighting for the liberties of mankind. The object is the same, to draw to themselves the power, the wealth and the resources of other nations. #Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Liberty quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#49. I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious. #Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Liberty quotes by William J. Brennan
#50. While the machinery of law enforcement and indeed the nature of crime itself have changed dramatically since the Fourth Amendment became part of the Nation's fundamental law in 1791, what the Framers understood then remains true today - that the task of combating crime and convicting the guilty will in every era seem of such critical and pressing concern that we may be lured by the temptations of expediency into forsaking our commitment to protecting individual liberty and privacy. #Quote by William J. Brennan
Liberty quotes by Christina Engela
#51. Because freedom and liberty and equality are as vital as breath, we only notice their absence when we are left gasping when the colors of diversity and individual liberty are drained from the world around us. #Quote by Christina Engela
Liberty quotes by Frederic Bastiat
#52. The statement, "The purpose of the law is to cause justice to reign," is not a rigorously accurate statement. It ought to be stated that the purpose of the law is to prevent injustice from reigning. In fact, it is injustice, instead of justice, that has an existence of its own. Justice is achieved only when injustice is absent. #Quote by Frederic Bastiat
Liberty quotes by Benjamin Franklin Fairless
#53. We know that the only alternative to private competition is government monopoly of enterprise. We know that when government monopolizes production, distribution, and employment, it is no longer the servant of men - it is their master. And, therefore, we know that economic liberty and political liberty are inseparable parts of the same ball of wax - that we must keep them both, or we shall lose them both. #Quote by Benjamin Franklin Fairless
Liberty quotes by James Russell Lowell
#54. Puritanism, believing itself quick with the seed of religious liberty, laid, without knowing it, the egg of democracy. #Quote by James Russell Lowell
Liberty quotes by Will Durant
#55. All forms of governments destroy themselves, by carrying their basic principles to excess. Democracies become too free in politics, in economics, in morals – even in literature and art, until at last even the dogs in our homes, rise up on their hind legs and demand their rights. Disorder grows to such a point that society will then abandon all its liberty to anyone who can restore order. #Quote by Will Durant
Liberty quotes by Bill Bradley
#56. We need to get beyond the politics of the moment, the deficit of the hour, the military count of the day, the numbers that rarely shape events. Our long-term interests must be in people and in the values of democracy and individual liberty. #Quote by Bill Bradley
Liberty quotes by Ludwig Von Mises
#57. As regards the social apparatus of repression and coercion, the government, there cannot be any question of freedom. Government is essentially the negation of liberty. It is the recourse to violence or threat of violence in order to make all people obey the orders of the government, whether they like it or not. As far as the government's jurisdiction extends, there is coercion, not freedom. Government is a necessary institution, the means to make the social system of cooperation work smoothly without being disturbed by violent acts on the part of gangsters whether of domestic or of foreign origin. Government is not, as some people like to say, a necessary evil; it is not an evil, but a means, the only means available to make peaceful human coexistence possible. But it is the opposite of liberty. It is beating, imprisoning, hanging. Whatever a government does it is ultimately supported by the actions of armed constables. #Quote by Ludwig Von Mises
Liberty quotes by Melanie Randolph Miller
#58. [T]he great decided effective Majority is now for the Republic," he told Jefferson in late October 1792, but whether it would endure for even six months "must depend on the Form of Government which shall be presented by the Convention" and whether it could "strike out that happy Mean which secures all the Liberty which Circumstances will admit of combin'd with all the Energy which the same Circumstances require; Whether they can establish an Authority which does not exist, as a Substitute (and always a dangerous Substitute) for that Respect which cannot be restor'd after so much has been to destroy it; Whether in crying down and even ridiculing Religion they will be able on the tottering and uncertain Base of metaphisic Philosophy to establish a solid Edifice of morals, these are Questions which Time must solve."

At the same time he predicted to Rufus King that "we shall have I think some sharp struggles which will make many men repent of what they have done when they find with Macbeth that they have but taught bloody Instructions which return to plague the Inventor." . . .

In early December, he wrote perhaps his most eloquent appraisal of the tragic turn of the [French] Revolution, to Thomas Pinckney. "Success as you will see, continues to crown the French Arms, but it is not our Trade to judge from Success," he began.

"You will soon learn that the Patriots hitherto adored were but little worthy of the Incense they received. The Enemies of th #Quote by Melanie Randolph Miller
Liberty quotes by Madame De Stael
#59. Liberty is the only idea which circulates with the human blood, in all ages, in all countries, and in all literature - liberty that is, and what cannot be separated from liberty, a love of country. #Quote by Madame De Stael
Liberty quotes by E. M. Forster
#60. The hungry and the homeless don't care about liberty any more than they care about cultural heritage. To pretend that they do care is cant. #Quote by E. M. Forster
Liberty quotes by Various
#61. Liberty. "HALT!" HIRAM GREEN IN GOTHAM. The venerable "Lait Gustise #Quote by Various
Liberty quotes by Dwight D. Eisenhower
#62. To have a free, peaceful and prosperous world we must be ever stronger particularly in the spiritual things ... It is American belief in decency and justice and progress and the value of individual liberty because of the rights conferred on each of us by our Creator that willcarry us through ... There must be something in the heart as well as the head. #Quote by Dwight D. Eisenhower
Liberty quotes by Rory Stewart
#63. 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. #Quote by Rory Stewart
Liberty quotes by Isabelle Eberhardt
#64. Crime, particularly among the poor and downtrodden, is often a last gesture of liberty. #Quote by Isabelle Eberhardt
Liberty quotes by George W. Romney
#65. 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. #Quote by George W. Romney
Liberty quotes by Friedrich August Von Hayek
#66. Perhaps the fact that we have seen millions voting themselves into complete dependence on a tyrant has made our generation understand that to choose one's government is not necessarily to secure freedom. #Quote by Friedrich August Von Hayek
Liberty quotes by Neil Postman
#67. Thomas Jefferson ... knew what schools were for
to ensure that citizens would know when and how to protect their liberty ... It would not have come easily to the mind of such a man, as it does to political leaders today, that the young should be taught to read exclusively for the purpose of increasing their economic productivity. #Quote by Neil Postman
Liberty quotes by Jules Simon
#68. Whoever attempts to suppress liberty of conscience finishes some day by wishing for the Inquisition. #Quote by Jules Simon
Liberty quotes by Robert Burns
#69. Painters and poets have liberty to lie. #Quote by Robert Burns
Liberty quotes by Joseph Fouche
#70. The blood of criminals fertilises the soil of liberty. #Quote by Joseph Fouche
Liberty quotes by Naomi Oreskes
#71. The philosopher Isaiah Berlin sagely pointed out, liberty for wolves means death to lambs.124 #Quote by Naomi Oreskes
Liberty quotes by Salvador De Madariaga
#72. Inequality is the inevitable consequence of liberty. #Quote by Salvador De Madariaga
Liberty quotes by Dee Brown
#73. Treat all men alike ... give them all the same law. Give them all an even chance to live and grow. You might as well expect the rivers to run backward as that any man who is born a free man should be contented when penned up and denied liberty to go where he pleases. We only ask an even chance to live as other men live. We ask to be recognized as men. Let me be a free man ... free to travel ... free to stop ... free to work ... free to choose my own teachers ... free to follow the religion of my Fathers ... free to think and talk and act for myself. #Quote by Dee Brown
Liberty quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#74. Above all things I hope the education of the common people will be attended to; convinced that on their good sense we may rely with most security for the preservation of a due degree of liberty. #Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Liberty quotes by Naomi Wolf
#75. Here's what we're not taught [about the Declaration and Constitution]: Those words at the time they were written were blazingly, electrifyingly subversive. If you understand them truly now, they still are. You are not taught - and it is a disgrace that you aren't - that these men and women were radicals for liberty; that they had a vision of equality that was a slap in the face of what the rest of their world understood to be the unchanging, God-given order of nations; and that they were willing to die to make that desperate vision into a reality for people like us, whom they would never live to see. #Quote by Naomi Wolf
Liberty quotes by Victor Davis Hanson
#76. It is rather the nature of America - our freewheeling, outspoken, prosperous, liberty-loving citizens extend equality to women, homosexuals, minorities, and almost anyone who comes to our shores, and thereby create desire and with it shame for that desire. Indeed, it is worse still than that: Precisely because we worry publicly that we are insensitive, our enemies scoff privately that we in fact are too sensitive - what we think is liberality and magnanimity they see as license and decadence. If we don't have confidence in who we are, why should they? #Quote by Victor Davis Hanson
Liberty quotes by Charles De Leusse
#77. The champions of liberty have the medal for any necklace. (Les champions de la liberte - Ont la médaille pour tout collier) #Quote by Charles De Leusse
Liberty quotes by Robert Walpole
#78. 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. #Quote by Robert Walpole
Liberty quotes by Jose Marti
#79. 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. #Quote by Jose Marti
Liberty quotes by Edward Snowden
#80. The freedom of a country can only be measured by its respect for the rights of its citizens, and it's my conviction that these rights are in fact limitations of state power that define exactly where and when a government may not infringe into that domain of personal or individual freedoms that during the American Revolution was called "liberty" and during the Internet Revolution is called "privacy. #Quote by Edward Snowden
Liberty quotes by Shivanshu K. Srivastava
#81. When you don't allow nature to take its course and keep interfering with its freedom and exploiting it, the repercussions are bound to happen. Freedom is the common goal which every organism strives to accomplish. #Quote by Shivanshu K. Srivastava
Liberty quotes by Theresa May
#82. National security is the first duty of government but we are also committed to reversing the substantial erosion of civil liberties. #Quote by Theresa May
Liberty quotes by G.D.H. Cole
#83. Man is everywhere in chains, and his chains will not be broken till he feels that it is degrading to be a bondsman, whether to an individual or to a State. The disease of civilization is not so much the material poverty of the many as the decay of the spirit of freedom and self-confidence. The revolt that will change the world will spring, not from the benevolence that breeds "reform", but from the will to be free. Men will act together in the full consciousness of their mutual dependence; but they will act for themselves. Their liberty will not be given them from above; they will take it on their own behalf. #Quote by G.D.H. Cole
Liberty quotes by Samuel Bryan
#84. The evil genius of darkness presided at its birth, it came forth under the veil of mystery, its true features being carefully concealed, and every deceptive art has been and is practicing to have this spurious brat received as the genuine offspring of heaven-born liberty. So fearful are its patrons that you should discern the imposition, that they have hurried on its adoption, with the greatest precipitation. After so recent a triumph over British despots, after such torrents of blood and treasure have been spent, after involving ourselves in the distresses of an arduous war, and incurring such a debt for the express purpose of asserting the rights of humanity; it is truly astonishing that a set of men among ourselves should have the effrontery to attempt the destruction ofour liberties. But in this enlightened age to hope to dupe the people by the arts they are practicing is still more extraordinary. #Quote by Samuel Bryan
Liberty quotes by Victor Hugo
#85. The slashers have finished; it was the turn of the thinkers. The century that Waterloo was intended to arrest has pursued its march. That sinister victory was vanquished by liberty. #Quote by Victor Hugo
Liberty quotes by Delano Johnson
#86. Lady Liberty has an unacceptable history. #Quote by Delano Johnson
Liberty quotes by A.E. Samaan
#87. We Libertarians believe in "Limited Government" precisely because we believe in unlimited liberty. Reduce one, and you decrease the other. #Quote by A.E. Samaan
Liberty quotes by William F. Buckley Jr.
#88. Halfway through the second term of Franklin Roosevelt, the New Deal braintrusters began to worry about mounting popular concern over the national debt. In those days the size of the national debt was on everyone's mind. Indeed, Franklin Roosevelt had talked himself into office, in 1932, in part by promising to hack away at a debt which, even under the frugal Mr. Hoover, the people tended to think of as grown to menacing size. Mr. Roosevelt's wisemen worried deeply about the mounting tension ...

And then, suddenly, the academic community came to the rescue. Economists across the length and breadth of the land were electrified by a theory of debt introduced in England by John Maynard Keynes. The politicians wrung their hands in gratitude. Depicting the intoxicating political consequences of Lord Keynes's discovery, the wry cartoonist of the Washington Times Herald drew a memorable picture. In the center, sitting on a throne in front of a Maypole, was a jubilant FDR, cigarette tilted almost vertically, a grin on his face that stretched from ear to ear. Dancing about him in a circle, hands clasped together, their faces glowing with ecstasy, the braintrusters, vested in academic robes, sang the magical incantation, the great discovery of Lord Keynes: "We owe it to ourselves." With five talismanic words, the planners had disposed of the problem of deficit spending. Anyone thenceforward who worried about an increase in the national debt was just plain ignorant of the cent #Quote by William F. Buckley Jr.
Liberty quotes by Luis Valdez
#89. No Statue of Liberty ever greeted our arrival in this country ... we did not, in fact, come to the United States at all. The United States came to us. #Quote by Luis Valdez
Liberty quotes by Richard Baxter
#90. Is it not enough that all the world is against us, but we must also be against one another? O happy days of persecution, which drove us together in love, whom the sunshine of liberty and prosperity crumbles into dust by our contentions! #Quote by Richard Baxter
Liberty quotes by John Adams
#91. While all other sciences have advanced, that of government is at a standstill - little better understood, little better practiced now than three or four thousand years ago. #Quote by John Adams
Liberty quotes by G.M.W. Wemyss
#92. There are two primary strains in the Conservative Party: grocers, and grandees. … By 'grandees' and 'grocers', I am not referring to social class or any of that; nor do I refer to the Worshipful Company of Grocers, all cloves and camels. I refer rather to two fundamental positions within the Conservative Party, regardless of one's antecedents. … A grandee Conservative sees the country as a village: a village of which he and his party, when in government, act the Squire. As the Squire, the grandee moves jovially amongst his tenants in their tied cottages, dispensing largesse and reproof…. There are two problems with this model. The first is that HMG is not the Squire and the subjects of the Crown are not the smocked tenantry of the government of the day. The second is that these principles – or instincts, as one can hardly call them principles – however different they may be to the fiercely held maxims of Labour old and new, lead in the end to the same statist solutions as those the Left proposes, and to accepting and 'managing' statism when a Conservative government succeeds a Labour one. It is the grocers who will always and rightly attempt to roll back the State and its reach in favour of liberty. #Quote by G.M.W. Wemyss
Liberty quotes by Liberty Ross
#93. I have five siblings, so my mom was always pregnant, and she would wear these dungarees that looked so cool. #Quote by Liberty Ross
Liberty quotes by Silvio Berlusconi
#94. I tell you the truth: if I lived in a country where there was no day appointed for elections, I would become a revolutionary, if not a terrorist. And that is because I love liberty too much; without liberty a man is not a man. He has no dignity. #Quote by Silvio Berlusconi
Liberty quotes by Yuval Noah Harari
#95. when the humanist revolution preached the stirring ideals of human liberty, human equality and human fraternity. Since 1789, despite numerous wars, revolutions and upheavals, humans have not managed to come up with any new value. All #Quote by Yuval Noah Harari
Liberty quotes by Josiah Warren
#96. Liberty, then, is the sovereignty of the individual, and never shall man know liberty until each and every individual is acknowledged to be the only legitimate sovereign of his or her person, time, and property, each living and acting at his own cost; and not until we live in a society where each can exercise his right of sovereignty at all times without clashing with or violating that of others. #Quote by Josiah Warren
Liberty quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#97. I sincerely believe the banking institutions having the issuing power of money, are more dangerous to liberty than standing armies. #Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Liberty quotes by John Longenecker
#98. There is no problem anywhere on the earth which cannot be solved better under Liberty than under any other system. #Quote by John Longenecker
Liberty quotes by Henry Highland Garnet
#99. Resistance! Resistance! No oppressed people have ever secured their liberty without resistance! #Quote by Henry Highland Garnet
Liberty quotes by Patrick Henry
#100. Give me liberty or give me death.
[From a speech given at Saint John's Church in Richmond, Virginia on March 23, 1775 to the Virginia House of Burgesses; as first published in print in 1817 in William Wirt's Life and Character of Patrick Henry.] #Quote by Patrick Henry
Liberty quotes by Albert Camus
#101. He said firmly, "God can help you. All the men I've seen in your position turned to Him in their time of trouble." "Obviously," I replied, "they were at liberty to do so, if they felt like it." I, however, didn't want to be helped, and I hadn't time to work up interest for something that didn't interest me. #Quote by Albert Camus
Liberty quotes by As I Lay Dying
#102. We've focused so long on ideals of freedom that it is this very belief that oppresses us.
We all want to be free, yet we find ways to forfeit liberty to our own impulses, to our own consumption. #Quote by As I Lay Dying
Liberty quotes by Eric Hoffer
#103. Absolute power corrupts even when exercised for humane purposes. The benevolent despot who sees himself as a shepherd of the people still demands from others the submissiveness of sheep. The taint inherent in absolute power is not its inhumanity but its anti-humanity. #Quote by Eric Hoffer
Liberty quotes by William O. Douglas
#104. The right to dissent is the only thing that makes life tolerable for a judge of an appellate court ... the affairs of government could not be conducted by democratic standards without it. #Quote by William O. Douglas
Liberty quotes by George Washington
#105. Liberty is indeed little less than a name, where the Government is too feeble to withstand the enterprises of faction, to confine each member of society within the limits prescribed by the law, and to maintain all in the secure and tranquil enjoyme #Quote by George Washington
Liberty quotes by Alexis De Tocqueville
#106. I have only one passion, the love of liberty and human dignity. #Quote by Alexis De Tocqueville
Liberty quotes by Richard Henry Lee
#107. To say that a bad government must be established for fear of anarchy is really saying that we should kill ourselves for fear of dying. #Quote by Richard Henry Lee
Liberty quotes by Malin Akerman
#108. 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. #Quote by Malin Akerman
Liberty quotes by Herbert Marcuse
#109. Freedom of enterprise was from the beginning not altogether a blessing. As the liberty to work or to starve, it spelled toil, insecurity, and fear for the vast majority of the population. If the individual were no longer compelled to prove himself on the market, as a free economic subject, the disappearance of this freedom would be one of the greatest achievements of civilization. #Quote by Herbert Marcuse
Liberty quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#110. In order to ensure proper progressive, non-prejudicial and non-barbarian functioning of a government, on top of the government hierarchy, in each nation, all political activities will be monitored and guided by a group of scholars, comprising scientists and philosophers. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Liberty quotes by Ludwig Von Mises
#111. When we call a capitalist society a consumers' democracy we mean that the power to dispose of the means of production, which belongs to the entrepreneurs and capitalists, can only be acquired by means of the consumers' ballot, held daily in the market-place. #Quote by Ludwig Von Mises
Liberty quotes by Milton Friedman
#112. The essential notion of a capitalist society ... is voluntary cooperation, voluntary exchange. The essential notion of a socialist society is force. #Quote by Milton Friedman
Liberty quotes by Ronald Reagan
#113. Our Founding Fathers well understood that concentrated power is the enemy of liberty and the rights of man. They knew that the American experiment in individual liberty, free enterprise and republican self-government could succeed only if power were widely distributed. And since in any society social and political power flow from economic power, they saw that wealth and property would have to be widely distributed among the people of the country. The truth of this insight is immediately apparent. #Quote by Ronald Reagan
Liberty quotes by Algernon Sidney
#114. Laws and constitutions ought to be weighed ... to constitute that which is most conducing to the establishment of justice and liberty. #Quote by Algernon Sidney
Liberty quotes by Edward Hirsch
#115. 'Liberty Brass' is a small machine that unfolds in a single unpunctuated wave, which is interrupted by the rotating sign, the refrain. Each part is meant to do its work in relentless progression. #Quote by Edward Hirsch
Liberty quotes by John Cornyn
#116. Today 25 million Texans can celebrate our liberty, and honor the founding generation of Texans who secured it for us. Happy Texas Independence Day, and God Bless Texas. #Quote by John Cornyn
Liberty quotes by Benjamin Franklin
#117. To whom you betray your secret you sell your liberty. #Quote by Benjamin Franklin
Liberty quotes by Bernard Bailyn
#118. The wielders of power did not speak for it, nor did they naturally serve it. Their interest was to use and develop power, no less natural and necessary than liberty but more dangerous. #Quote by Bernard Bailyn
Liberty quotes by Cato The Younger
#119. I know not what treason is, if sapping and betraying the liberties of a people be not treason ... #Quote by Cato The Younger
Liberty quotes by James Madison
#120. Temporary deviations from fundamental principles are always more or less dangerous. When the first pretext fails, those who become interested in prolonging the evil will rarely be at a loss for other pretexts. #Quote by James Madison
Liberty quotes by Isabelle Eberhardt
#121. A subject to which few intellectuals ever give a thought is the right to be a vagrant, the freedom to wander. Yet vagrancy is a deliverance, and life on the open road is the essence of freedom. To have the courage to smash the chains with which modern life has weighted us (under the pretext that it was offering us more liberty), then to take up the symbolic stick and bundle and get out. #Quote by Isabelle Eberhardt
Liberty quotes by Norman O. Brown
#122. Freedom is poetry, taking liberties with words, breaking the rules of normal speech, violating common sense. Freedom is violence. #Quote by Norman O. Brown
Liberty quotes by Helen Keller
#123. I look upon the whole world as my fatherland, & every war has to me the horror od a family feud. I look upon the true patriotism as the brotherhood of man & the service to of all to all. The only fighting that saves is the one that helps the world toward liberty, justice & an abundant life for all. #Quote by Helen Keller
Liberty quotes by Giordano Bruno
#124. It is immoral to hold an opinion in order to curry another's favor; mercenary, servile, and against the dignity of human liberty to yield and submit; supremely stupid to believe as a matter of habit; irrational to decide according to the majority opinion, as if the number of sages exceeded the infinite number of fools. #Quote by Giordano Bruno
Liberty quotes by Thomas Hobbes
#125. I know not how the world will receive it, nor how it may reflect on those that shall seem to favor it. For in a way beset with those that contend, on one side for too great Liberty , and on the other side for too much Authority , 'tis hard to passe between the points of both unwounded. #Quote by Thomas Hobbes
Liberty quotes by Alan Lomax
#126. The dimension of cultural equity needs to be added to the humane continuum of liberty, freedom of speech and religion, and social justice. #Quote by Alan Lomax
Liberty quotes by Tom Bingham
#127. There are doubtless those who would wish to lock up all those who suspected of terrorist and other serious offences and, in the time-honored phrase, throw away the key. But a suspect is by definition a person whom no offence has been proved. Suspicions, even if reasonably entertained, may prove to be misplaced, as a series of tragic miscarriages of justice has demonstrated. Police officers and security officials can be wrong. It is a gross injustice to deprive of his liberty for significant periods a person who has committed no crime and does not intend to do so. No civilized country should willingly tolerate such injustices. #Quote by Tom Bingham
Liberty quotes by William Blackstone
#128. In all tyrannical governments the supreme magistracy, or the right both of making and of enforcing the laws, is vested in one and the same man, or one and the same body of men; and wherever these two powers are united together, there can be no public liberty. #Quote by William Blackstone
Liberty quotes by Henry Martin
#129. I would like to believe and give in to my naiveté, I would like to embrace the fact that I am back in the place where the long fingers of civilization cannot reach me and rip my heart out. At this moment, I would like to embrace myself. I would like to be unconcerned with the rest of the world and take pleasure in knowing that I have found my home. All of my life, all of my adult life, which began with the first notion of understanding, I have been searching for this sensation. You, cruel world, have tried to bring me down, tried to crush me with your code of conduct, your ethics, and your preconceived limits on liberty. You have raped me and robbed me of happiness; you have stolen my dreams and my dignity, leaving me to rot with the rest of you. Today, I know I have escaped your poisoned web; I know your rules do not apply to me, for after all you have done to crush me, I am still standing proudly above the set of your sick play. I am in love - a feeling you no longer thought I was capable of. I am in love - living, breathing, dreaming again - triumphant over your sick schemes. #Quote by Henry Martin
Liberty quotes by John Howard
#130. I think when people talk about civil liberties, they sometimes forget that action taken to protect the citizen against physical violence and physical attack is a blow in favour and not a blow against civil liberties. #Quote by John Howard
Liberty quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt
#131. The war for freedom will never really be won because the price of freedom is constant vigilance over ourselves and over our Government. #Quote by Eleanor Roosevelt
Liberty quotes by Tommy Franks
#132. 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. #Quote by Tommy Franks
Liberty quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt
#133. Education is the cornerstone of liberty. #Quote by Eleanor Roosevelt
Liberty quotes by John F. Kennedy
#134. But Goethe tells us in his greatest poem that Faust lost the liberty of his soul when he said to the passing moment: "Stay, thou art so fair." And our liberty, too, is endangered if we pause for the passing moment, if we rest on our achievements, if we resist the pace of progress. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past are certain to miss the future. #Quote by John F. Kennedy
Liberty quotes by Pat Schroeder
#135. The Pledge of Allegiance says 'liberty and justice for all'. Which part of 'all' don't you understand? #Quote by Pat Schroeder
Liberty quotes by Henry Demarest Lloyd
#136. The price of liberty is something more than eternal vigilance. There must also be eternal advance. We can save the rights we have inherited from our fathers only by winning new ones to bequeath our children. #Quote by Henry Demarest Lloyd
Liberty quotes by Aesop
#137. Little liberties are great offenses. #Quote by Aesop
Liberty quotes by Natan Sharansky
#138. A simple way to determine whether the right to dissent in a particular society is being upheld is to apply the town square test: Can a person walk into the middle of the town square and express his or her views without fear of arrest, imprisonment, or physical harm? If he can, then that person is living in a free society. If not, it's a fear society. #Quote by Natan Sharansky
Liberty quotes by The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints
#139. And it came to pass that he rent his coat; and he took a piece thereof, and wrote upon it - In memory of our God, our religion, and freedom, and our peace, our wives, and our children - and he fastened it upon the end of a pole.
~Alma 46:12 #Quote by The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints
Liberty quotes by George Carlin
#140. It's nothing but a big stroke job in this country. The government strokes you every day of your life. Religion never stops stroking you. Big business gives you a good stroke. And it's one big, transcontinental, cross-country, red, white and blue stroke job ... Do you know what the national emblem for this country ought to be? Forget that bald eagle. The national emblem of this country ought to be Uncle Sam standing naked at attention saluting, and seated on a chair next to him, the Statue of Liberty jerking him off. That would be a good symbol for the United Strokes of America. #Quote by George Carlin
Liberty quotes by Hippolyte Taine
#141. Not only does the State do the work badly on a domain not its own, bunglingly, at greater cost, and with less fruit than spontaneous organizations, but, again, through the legal monopoly which it deems its prerogative, or through the overwhelming competition which it exercises, it kills or paralyzes these natural organizations or prevents their birth; and hence so many precious organs, which, absorbed, atropic or abortive, are lost to the great social body. #Quote by Hippolyte Taine
Liberty quotes by Jeffrey Rosen
#142. For [Louis] Brandeis, it's not a technical question of channeling what would James Madison say. It's how do we take these inherent human natural rights of liberty and translate them into an age of new technolog #Quote by Jeffrey Rosen
Liberty quotes by Mahatma Gandhi
#143. Liberty never meant the license to do anything at will. #Quote by Mahatma Gandhi
Liberty quotes by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
#144. Sovereignty, for the same reason as makes it in alienable, cannot be represented; it lies essentially in the general will, and will does not admit of representation: it is either the same, or other; there is no intermediate possibility. The deputies of the people, therefore, are not and cannot be its representatives: they are merely its stewards, and can carry through no definitive acts. Every law the people has not ratified in person is null and void
is in fact, not a law. The people of England regards itself as free; but it is grossly mistaken; it is free only during the election of members of parliament. As soon as they are elected, slavery overtakes it, and it is nothing. The use it makes of the short moments of liberty enjoys shows indeed that it deserves to lose them. #Quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Liberty quotes by William Bennett
#145. From Samuel Adams to Patrick Henry to Benjamin Franklin to Alexander Hamilton, all the Founders intended religion to provide a moral anchor for our liberty in democracy. #Quote by William Bennett
Liberty quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#146. May it be to the world ... to assume the blessings and security of self-government. #Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Liberty quotes by Frederick Douglass
#147. If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. #Quote by Frederick Douglass
Liberty quotes by Mikhail Bakunin
#148. 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. #Quote by Mikhail Bakunin
Liberty quotes by Andrew Johnson
#149. It is our sacred duty to transmit unimpaired to our posterity the blessings of liberty which were bequeathed to us by the founders of the Republic. #Quote by Andrew Johnson
Liberty quotes by Mark Steyn
#150. ...small government gives you big freedoms--and Big Government leaves you with very little freedom. The opposite of Big Government is not small government, but Big Liberty. The bailout and the stimulus and the budget and the trillion-dollar deficits are not merely massive transfers from the most dynamic and productive sector to the least dynamic and productive. When governments annex a huge chunk of the economy, they also annex a huge chunk of individual liberty. You fundamentally change the relationship between the citizen and the state into something closer to that of junkie and pusher--and you make it very difficult ever to change back. #Quote by Mark Steyn
Liberty quotes by Ayn Rand
#151. What is the basic, the essential, the crucial principle that differentiates freedom from slavery? It is the principle of voluntary action versus physical coercion or compulsion. #Quote by Ayn Rand
Liberty quotes by Harriet Tubman
#152. I started with this idea in my head, "There's two things I've got a right to, death or liberty." #Quote by Harriet Tubman
Liberty quotes by Ursula K. Le Guin
#153. What she had begun to learn was the weight of liberty. Freedom is a heavy load, a great and strange burden for the spirit to undertake. It is not easy. It is not a gift given, but a choice made, and the choice may be a hard one. The road goes upward toward the light; but the laden traveler may never reach the end #Quote by Ursula K. Le Guin
Liberty quotes by Benton MacKaye
#154. The problem of living is at bottom an economic one. And this alone is bad enough, even in a period of so-called "normalcy." But living has been considerably complicated of late in various ways - by war, by questions of personal liberty, and by "menaces" of one kind or another. #Quote by Benton MacKaye
Liberty quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#155. It may be said of Socialism, therefore, that its friends recommended it as increasing equality, while its foes resisted it as decreasing liberty ... .The compromise eventually made was one of the most interesting and even curious cases in history. It was decided to do everything that had ever been denounced in Socialism, and nothing that had ever been desired in it ... we proceeded to prove that it was possible to sacrifice liberty without gaining equality ... .In short, people decided that it was impossible to achieve any of the good of Socialism, but they comforted themselves by achieving all the bad. #Quote by G.K. Chesterton
Liberty quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#156. The vulgar modern argument used against religion, and lately against common decency, would be absolutely fatal to any idea of liberty. It is perpetually said that because there are a hundred religions claiming to be true, it is therefore impossible that one of them should really be true. The argument would appear on the face of it to be illogical, if anyone nowadays troubled about logic. It would be as reasonable to say that because some people thought the earth was flat, and others (rather less incorrectly) imagined it was round, and because anybody is free to say that it is triangular or hexagonal, or a rhomboid, therefore it has no shape at all; or its shape can never be discovered; and, anyhow, modern science must be wrong in saying it is an oblate spheroid. The world must be some shape, and it must be that shape and no other; and it is not self-evident that nobody can possibly hit on the right one. What so obviously applies to the material shape of the world equally applies to the moral shape of the universe. The man who describes it may not be right, but it is no argument against his rightness that a number of other people must be wrong. #Quote by G.K. Chesterton
Liberty quotes by Tim Cook
#157. The government should always be the one defending civil liberties. #Quote by Tim Cook
Liberty quotes by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
#158. who dignify their paltry employments, and sometimes even their passions, with pompous titles, representing them to mankind as gigantic achievements performed for their welfare and glory. But the man who humbly acknowledges the vanity of all this, who observes with what pleasure the thriving citizen converts his little garden into a paradise, and how patiently even the poor man pursues his weary way under his burden, and how all wish equally to behold the light of the sun a little longer - yes, such a man is at peace, and creates his own world within himself; and he is also happy, because he is a man. And then, however limited his sphere, he still preserves in his bosom the sweet feeling of liberty, and knows that he can quit his prison whenever he likes. May #Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Liberty quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#159. A person must escape artificial constraints and unfold the myth of their own being. There is only one path for a thinking person in life, and that is to assume the role of a compassionate observer. I can only achieve personal freedom – liberty of the mind, body, and soul – by stop worrying about how other people perceive me and no longer judge myself in terms of fame and fortune. #Quote by Kilroy J. Oldster
Liberty quotes by George W. Bush
#160. Liberty is the right and hope of all humanity. #Quote by George W. Bush
Liberty quotes by H.L. Mencken
#161. The typical American of today has lost all the love of liberty, that his forefathers had, and all their disgust of emotion, and pride in self- reliance. He is led no longer by Davy Crocketts; he is led by cheer leaders, press agents, word mongers, uplifters. #Quote by H.L. Mencken
Liberty quotes by Ron Paul
#162. We have depended on government for so much for so long that we as people have become less vigilant of our liberties. As long as the government provides largesse for the majority, the special interest lobbyists will succeed in continuing the redistribution of welfare programs that occupies most of Congress's legislative time. #Quote by Ron Paul
Liberty quotes by Dylan Thomas
#163. My education was the liberty I had to read indiscriminately and all the time, with my eyes hanging out. #Quote by Dylan Thomas
Liberty quotes by Joseph Addison
#164. A day, an hour, of virtuous liberty Is worth a whole eternity in bondage. #Quote by Joseph Addison
Liberty quotes by Mikhail Bakunin
#165. [Jehovah is] certainly the most jealous, the most vain, the most ferocious, the most unjust, the most bloodthirsty, the most despotic, and the most hostile to human dignity and liberty. #Quote by Mikhail Bakunin
Liberty quotes by Gene Sharp
#166. The degree of liberty or tyranny in any government is in large degree a reflection of the relative determination of the subjects to be free and their willingness and ability to resist efforts to enslave them. #Quote by Gene Sharp
Liberty quotes by Benjamin Rush
#167. The only foundation for a useful education in a republic is to be laid in religion. Without this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty; and liberty is the object and life of all republican governments ... We waste so much time and money in punishing crimes, and take so little pains to prevent them. We profess to be republicans, and yet we neglect the only means of establishing and perpetuating our republican forms of government, that is, the universal education of our youth in the principles of Christianity, by means of the Bible; for this divine book, above all others favors that equality among mankind, that respect for just laws. #Quote by Benjamin Rush
Liberty quotes by Pope Leo XIII
#168. The liberty of thinking and publishing whatsoever each one likes, without any hindrances, is not in itself an advantage over which society can wisely rejoice. On the contrary, it is the fountainhead and origin of many evils. #Quote by Pope Leo XIII
Liberty quotes by Ludwig Von Mises
#169. The market economy needs no apologists and propagandists. It can apply to itself the words of Sir Christopher Wren's epitaph in St. Paul's: 'If you seek his monument, look around.' #Quote by Ludwig Von Mises
Liberty quotes by Charles Dickens
#170. Krook's last lodger died there," observes Mr. Guppy in an incidental way. "Did he though!" says Mr. Jobling. "There was a verdict. Accidental death. You don't mind that?" "No," says Mr. Jobling, "I don't mind it; but he might as well have died somewhere else. It's devilish odd that he need go and die at MY place!" Mr. Jobling quite resents this liberty, several times returning to it with such remarks as, "There are places enough to die in, I should think!" or, "He wouldn't have liked my dying at HIS place, I dare say! #Quote by Charles Dickens
Liberty quotes by Judith McNaught
#171. There now," she said to the flowers in an encouraging tone, "you have food and air. You'll be very happy and pretty in no time."
"Are you talking to the flowers?" Ian asked from behind her.
Elizabeth started and turned around on an embarrassed laugh. "They like it when I talk to them." Knowing how peculiar that sounded, she reinforced it by adding, "Our gardener used to say all living things need affection, and that includes flowers." Turning back to the garden, she shoveled the last of the compost around the flowers, then she stood up and brushed off her hands. Her earlier ruminations about him had abolished so much of her antagonism that as she looked at him now she was able to regard him with perfect equanimity. It occurred to her, though, that it must seem odd to him that a guest was rooting about in his garden like a menial. "I hope you don't mind," she said, nodding toward the garden, "but the flowers couldn't breathe with so many weeds choking them. They were crying out for a little room and sustenance."
An indescribable expression flashed across his face. "You heard them?"
"Of course not," Elizabeth said with a chuckle. "But I did take the liberty of fixing a special meal-well, compost, actually-for them. It won't help them very much this year, but next year I think they'll be much happier…"
She trailed off, belatedly noticing the worried look he gave the flowers when she mentioned fixing them "a meal." "You needn't look as if you expect them #Quote by Judith McNaught
Liberty quotes by George Washington
#172. The General hopes and trusts that every officer and man will endeavor to live and act as becomes a Christian soldier defending the dearest rights and liberties of his country. #Quote by George Washington
Liberty quotes by A.E. Samaan
#173. The vitriol and viciousness is the inevitable result of a government increasingly deciding the vital aspects of people's lives. #Quote by A.E. Samaan
Liberty quotes by Liberty Forrest
#174. If we can accept the fact that we create illness, it follows naturally that we can also create wellness. And therein lies a most empowering nugget of truth and healing. #Quote by Liberty Forrest
Liberty quotes by Gordon B. Hinckley
#175. The Constitution under which we live and which has not only blessed us but has become a model for other constitutions, is our God-inspired national safeguard ensuring freedom and liberty, justice and equality before the law. #Quote by Gordon B. Hinckley
Liberty quotes by Laurance Labadie
#176. Some people are averse to competition and allow the words 'co-operation' and 'humanism' to drool from their mouths, apparently meaning thereby a large blob of protoplasmic homogeneity that lacks all individuality. It is not individuals and their liberty that concerns them, but rather some sort of well greased squirming mass that would seem to be analogous to the brains from which such amorphous 'ideas' emanate. #Quote by Laurance Labadie
Liberty quotes by Lorelei James
#177. You're the one who should be protected, Liberty. #Quote by Lorelei James
Liberty quotes by Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 10th Earl Of Shaftesbury
#178. All Politeness is owing to Liberty. We polish one another, and rub off our Corners and rough Sides by a sort of amicable Collision. To restrain this, is inevitably to bring a Rust upon Mens Understandings. #Quote by Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 10th Earl Of Shaftesbury
Liberty quotes by Roger Zelazny
#179. Time means a lot to me, paperwork wastes it, and I have always been a firm believer in my right to do anything I cannot be stopped from doing. Which sometimes entails not getting caught at it. This is not quite so bad as it sounds, as I am a decent, civilized, likable guy. So, shading my eyes against the blue and fiery afternoon, I began searching for ways to convince the authorities of this. Lying, I decided, was probably best. #Quote by Roger Zelazny
Liberty quotes by Sigmund Freud
#180. The liberty of the individual is no gift of civilization. It was greatest before there was any civilization. #Quote by Sigmund Freud
Liberty quotes by Jim DeMint
#181. 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. #Quote by Jim DeMint
Liberty quotes by Wendell Phillips
#182. Eternal vigilence is the price of liberty. #Quote by Wendell Phillips
Liberty quotes by Tony Snow
#183. 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. #Quote by Tony Snow
Liberty quotes by Thomas Sowell
#184. If the battle for civilization comes down to the wimps versus the barbarians, the barbarians are going to win. #Quote by Thomas Sowell
Liberty quotes by David Greenberg
#185. Presidents who restrict civil liberties, even in wartime, are usually judged harshly for it. #Quote by David Greenberg
Liberty quotes by Jeffrey D. Sachs
#186. Libertarians aim to absolve the rich of any social responsibilities toward the rest of society. As a school of thought, libertarianism is based on three kinds of arguments. The first is a moral assertion: that every individual has the overriding right to liberty, that is, the right to be left alone, free from taxes, regulations, or other demands of the state. The second is political and pragmatic: that only free markets protect democracy from government despotism. The third is economic: that free markets alone are enough to ensure prosperity. Such #Quote by Jeffrey D. Sachs
Liberty quotes by St. George Tucker
#187. Whilst America hath been the land of promise to Europeans, and their descendants, it hath been the vale of death to millions of the wretched sons of Africa ... Whilst we were offering up vows at the shrine of Liberty ... whilst we swore irreconcilable hostility to her enemies ... whilst we adjured the God of Hosts to witness our resolution to live free or die ... we were imposing on our fellow men, who differ in complexion from us, a slavery, ten thousand times more cruel than the utmost extremity of those grievances and oppressions, of which we complained. #Quote by St. George Tucker
Liberty quotes by Kenneth Minogue
#188. The search for liberation is a rejection of the responsibilities of freedom in favor of a release into the irresponsibility of rights. And a right is irresponsible because it is a legally entrenched liberty that does not contain within itself the limitations instinctive in a free society. #Quote by Kenneth Minogue
Liberty quotes by Jon Lord
#189. The ultimate success of this government and the stability of its institutions, its progress in all that can make a nation honored, depend upon its adherence to the principles of truth and righteousness. #Quote by Jon Lord
Liberty quotes by H.L. Mencken
#190. I believe that any man who takes the liberty of another into his keeping is bound to become a tyrant, and that any man who yields up his liberty, in however slight the measure, is bound to become a slave. #Quote by H.L. Mencken
Liberty quotes by John C. Calhoun
#191. Government has no right to control individual liberty beyond what is necessary to the safety and well-being of society. Such is the boundary which separates the power of the government and the liberty of the citizen or subject in the political state. #Quote by John C. Calhoun
Liberty quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#192. The main objects of all science, the freedom and happiness of man ... [are] the sole objects of all legitimate government.
(A plaque with this quotation, with the first phrase omitted, is in the stairwell of the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty.) #Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Liberty quotes by Stephen Colbert
#193. This is America. We must defend the principles symbolized by Lady Liberty - unless she's on the pill, in which case, she is a giant green tramp. #Quote by Stephen Colbert
Liberty quotes by Ron Chernow
#194. I think that we Americans, at least in the Southern col[onie]s, cannot contend with a good grace for liberty until we shall have enfranchised our slaves, Laurens told a friend right before the signing of the Declaration of Independence.64 #Quote by Ron Chernow
Liberty quotes by Richard Perle
#195. In time, all of Korea will be united in liberty. #Quote by Richard Perle
Liberty quotes by Fernando Pessoa
#196. Inside the coop where he'll stay until he's killed, the rooster sings anthems to liberty because he was given two roosts. #Quote by Fernando Pessoa
Liberty quotes by Charles Sanders Peirce
#197. If liberty of speech is to be untrammeled from the grosser forms of constraint, the uniformity of opinion will be secured by a moral terrorism to which the respectability of society will give its thorough approval. #Quote by Charles Sanders Peirce
Liberty quotes by Charlton Heston
#198. I believe that we are again engaged in a great civil war, a cultural way that's about to hijack your birthright to think and say what resides in your heart. I fear you no longer trust the pulsing lifeblood of liberty inside you ... the stuff that made this country rise from wilderness into the miracle that it is. #Quote by Charlton Heston
Liberty quotes by Brennan Manning
#199. If we maintain the open-mindedness of children, we challenge fixed ideas and established structures, including our own. We listen to people in other denominations and religions. We don't find demons in those with whom we disagree. We don't cozy up to people who mouth our jargon. If we are open, we rarely resort to either-or: either creation or evolution, liberty or law, sacred or secular, Beethoven or Madonna. We focus on both-and, fully aware that God's truth cannot be imprisoned in a small definition. #Quote by Brennan Manning
Liberty quotes by Karl Marx
#200. The 'free' laborer, thanks to the development of capitalistic production, agrees, i.e. is compelled by social conditions, to sell the whole of his active life, his birthright for a mass of pottage. #Quote by Karl Marx

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