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Liberty Quotes


These are some of the best 'Liberty' quotations and sayings.

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'Emergencies' have always been the pretext on which the safeguards of individual liberty have been eroded.

0 liberty! how many crimes are committed in thy name!

A Bible and a newspaper in every house, a good school in every district - all studied and appreciated as they merit - are the principal support of virtue, morality, and civil liberty.

A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.

A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.

A day, an hour, of virtuous liberty is worth a whole eternity in bondage.

A nation may lose its liberties in a day, and not miss them in a century.

All political theories assume, of course, that most individuals are very ignorant. Those who plead for liberty differ from the rest in that they include among the ignorant themselves as well as the wisest.

All who live in tyranny and hopelessness can know: The United States will not ignore your oppression, or excuse your oppressors. When you stand for your liberty, we will stand with you.

America stands for liberty, for the pursuit of happiness and for the unalienable right for life. This right to life cannot be granted or denied by government because it does not come from government, it comes from the creator of life.

America will lead by defending liberty and justice because they are right and true and unchanging for all people everywhere.

Americans are a free people, who know that freedom is the right of every person and the future of every nation. The liberty we prize is not America's gift to the world; it is God's gift to humanity.

Bad men cannot make good citizens. It is impossible that a nation of infidels or idolaters should be a nation of freemen. It is when a people forget God, that tyrants forge their chains. A vitiated state of morals, a corrupted public conscience, is incompatible with freedom. No free government, or the blessings of liberty can be preserved to any people but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality, and virtue, and by a frequent recurrence to fundamental principles.

By promoting liberty abroad, we will build a safer world. By encouraging liberty at home, we will build a more hopeful America.

Christianity is the companion of liberty in all its conflicts - the cradle of its infancy, and the divine source of its claims.

Easier were it to hurl the rooted mountain from its base, than force the yoke of slavery upon men determined to be free.

Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.

False notions of liberty are strangely common. People talk of it as if it meant the liberty of doing whatever one likes - whereas the only liberty that a man, worthy of the name of man, ought to ask for, is, to have all restrictions, inward and outward, removed that prevent his doing what he ought.

Free will is not the liberty to do whatever one likes, but the power of doing whatever one sees ought to be done, even in the very face of otherwise overwhelming impulse. There lies freedom, indeed.

Give me liberty, or give me death.


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