Liberty Quotes


141 Liberty quotes:



"When liberty comes with hands dabbled in blood it is hard to shake hands with her."
"A society that will trade a little liberty for a little order will lose both, and deserve neither"
Author: Jefferson Quotes Category: Liberty Quotes
"Vanity made the [French] Revolution; liberty was only a pretext."
Author: Bonaparte Quotes Category: Liberty Quotes
"Once we roared like lions for liberty; now we bleat like sheep for security! The solution for America's problem is not in terms of big government, but it is in big men over whom nobody stands in control but God."
Author: Peale Quotes Category: Liberty Quotes
"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."
Author: Jefferson Quotes Category: Liberty Quotes
"The mountain nymph, sweet Liberty."
Author: Milton Quotes Category: Liberty Quotes
"Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth upon this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. We here highly resolve that the dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom; and that government of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth."
Author: Lincoln Quotes Category: Liberty Quotes
"The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground."
Author: Jefferson Quotes Category: Liberty Quotes
"Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it."
"Liberty is the great parent of science and of virtue; and a nation will be great in both always in proportion as it is free."
Author: Jefferson Quotes Category: Liberty Quotes
"Liberty doesn't work as well in practice as it does in speeches."
Author: Rogers Quotes Category: Liberty Quotes
"Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty."
"Abstract liberty, like other mere abstractions, is not to be found."
Author: Burke Quotes Category: Liberty Quotes
"It is his restraint that is honorable to a person, not their liberty."
"How false is the conception, how frantic the pursuit, of that treacherous phantom which men call Liberty: most treacherous, indeed, of all phantoms; for the feeblest ray of reason might surely show us, that not only its attainment, but its being, was impossible. There is no such thing in the universe. There can never be. The stars have it not; the earth has it not; the sea has it not; and we men have the mockery and semblance of it only for our heaviest punishment."
Author: Ruskin Quotes Category: Liberty Quotes
"I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it."
Author: Jefferson Quotes Category: Liberty Quotes
"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."
Author: Jefferson Quotes Category: Liberty Quotes
"The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave."
Author: Jefferson Quotes Category: Liberty Quotes
"The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time."
Author: Jefferson Quotes Category: Liberty Quotes
"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty."
Author: Jefferson Quotes Category: Liberty Quotes


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