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Liberty quotes - When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty. Share

“When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty.”

Liberty quotes - The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time. Share

“The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time.”

Liberty quotes - I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. Share

“I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.”

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

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

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.

“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.”

“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. ”

“Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.”

“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.”

“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.”

Liberty quotes - In every country and every age, the priest had been hostile to Liberty. Share

“In every country and every age, the priest had been hostile to Liberty.”

“Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”

“The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's 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. ”

“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. ”

“Political liberty, the peace of a nation, and science itself are gifts for which Fate demands a heavy tax in blood! ”

“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.”

“Empire and liberty.”

“Peace is liberty in tranquillity.”

“Liberty consists in the power of doing that which is permitted by the law. ”

“When liberty returns, I will return.”

“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.”

“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. ”

“This young century will be liberty's century. ”

“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. ”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“All mankind... being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions.”

“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.”