Best 3 060 of Liberty quotes - MyQuotes
Truth and liberty go hand in hand. Liberty is the state of mind, that gives rise to the truth, the ultimate state of being, for the state of being is only founded upon the state of mind.
Patrick J. Kennedy
I believe that successfully addressing our national security needs while protecting our basic freedoms and civil liberties requires continual Congressional oversight, and I will continue to work to assert the role of this body in carrying out this grave responsibility.
Liberation is not deliverance.
Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us.
Nobody can be trusted with unlimited power. The more power a regime has, the more likely people will be killed. This is a major reason for promoting freedom.
Once upon a time, government budgets were balanced, our money was sound, the streets were safe, and taxes imposed by all levels of government took less than 10% of our income.
Thomas Bailey Aldrich
O Liberty...! is it well To leave the gates unguarded?
When we demand liberty of a person as a constitutional right, we are taking away from the officials their liberty to chop off people's heads.
Anytime anyone is enslaved or in any way deprived of his liberty, that person, as a human being, as far as I'm concerned he is justified to resort to whatever methods necessary to bring about his liberty again.
James Carlos Blake
We don't permit anyone to tell us our business, nor do we wish to tell anyone his. The same goes for moral outlooks. Don't tread on us and we won't on you. We're a tolerant, liberty-loving bunch, we Wolfes.
Ludwig Von Mises
Nobody is in a position to decree what should make a fellow man happier.
What opinions the masses hold, or do not hold, is looked upon as a matter of indifference. They can be granted intellectual liberty becasue they have no intellect.
Freedom can be destroyed, not just by its retraction, but also by its abuse.
Government is, by its very nature, a destroyer of liberties; the Obama administration, specifically, is promising to interfere with the economy and the health care system so profoundly that Washington will soon have us all in chains.
The last stop to protect rights and liberties is the Supreme Court.
Lady Liberty and Sarah Palin are lit by the same torch.
Alexis De Tocqueville
Our contemporaries are constantly wracked by two warring passions: they feel the need to be led and the desire to remain free. Unable to destroy either of these contrary instincts, they seek to satisfy both at once. They imagine a single, omnipotent, tutelary power, but one that is elected by the citizens. They combine centralization with popular sovereignty. This gives them some respite. They console themselves for being treated as wards by imagining that they have chosen their own protectors. Each individual allows himself to be clapped in chains because that the other end of the chain is held not by a man or a class but by the people themselves.
John Stuart Mill
The great writers to whom the world owes what religious liberty it possesses, have mostly asserted freedom of conscience as an indefeasible right, and denied absolutely that a human being is accountable to others for his religious belief. Yet so natural to mankind is intolerance in whatever they really care about, that religious freedom has hardly anywhere been practically realised, except where religious indifference, which dislikes to have its peace disturbed by theological quarrels, has added its weight to the scale.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Let there be light! Said Liberty , And like sunrise from the sea, Athens arose!
Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to gain leisure.
Walter E. Williams
There is no question that if one were to ask whether we Americans are moving towards more liberty or more government control over our lives, the answer would unambiguously be the latter - more government control over our lives. We might have reached a point where the trend is irreversible and that is a true tragedy for if liberty is lost in America, it will be lost for all times and all places.
It is a reality attested by all history that if a republic assumes imperial functions it will not remain a republic.
Every talent God has hidden in you is not for your own consumption; they are for other people’s liberation.
A. E. Samaan
A "centrally planned economy" by definition discourages and despises participation by the masses. It's a bureaucratic oligarchy.
Crisis is the rallying cry of the tyrant.
The Statue of Liberty's gender changed nothing. It was the same here as anywhere: men and their wars.
The test of liberty is the position and security of minorities.
I'm not willing just to be tolerated. That wounds my love of love and of liberty.
If I forget, then it might as well never have happened. Memory is liberty.
J. Adam Snyder
Sexual liberation is the root of all liberation.
This is the true lesson of our history: war, preparation for war, and foreign military interventions have served for the most part not to protect us, as we are constantly told, but rather to sap our economic vitality and undermine our civil and economic liberties.
Nicholas Murray Butler
Persecution on racial and religious grounds has absolutely no place in a nation given over to liberty.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Freedom is the brevity to resist detrimental act.
We have less civil liberties than we had on 9/ 1 1 in some significant ways. But we are also, I believe, less safe as a result in many instances of the sacrifice in human rights, civil liberties, and the rule of law that (the Bush) administration has adopted.
It is your business to rise up and preserve the Union and liberty, for yourselves, and not for me. I desire they shall be constitutionally preserved.
Take me away from here and give me some reason for living. I have none left. I have freed myself. That may be. But what does it signify? This objectless liberty is a burden to me.
In this point of the case the question is distinctly presented whether the people of the United States are to govern through representatives chosen by their unbiased suffrages or whether the money and power of a great corporation are to be secretly exerted to influence their judgment and control their decisions.
Without Freedom or Liberty, creativity can not exist.
There's small choice in rotten apples.
What the hell does liberty mean anyhow? It's just a word like house or table or any other word. Only it's a special kind of word. A guy says house and he can point to a house to prove it. But a guy says come on let's fight for liberty and he can't show you liberty. He can't prove the thing he is talking about so how in the hell can he be telling you to fight for it?
The fact that the ministerial conspiracy against liberty had risen from corruption was of the utmost importance to the colonists.
Friedrich August Von Hayek
Liberty is an opportunity for doing good, but this is only so when it is also an opportunity for doing wrong.
This wholesale invasion of Americans’ and foreign citizens’ privacy does not contribute to our security; it puts in danger the very liberties we’re trying to protect.
Capitalism is our only moral system. All other systems take advantage of man's rights and liberties.
Hence, in a state of nature, no man had any moral power to deprive another of his life, limbs, property, or liberty; nor the least authority to command or exact obedience from him, except that which arose from the ties of consanguinity.
The truth is every single one of us possesses lights and shadows. And everything serves us on some level. Other people have their freedom to choose how they think, feel, believe and act. We need not be offended by anything anyone else says or does. By law, some actions will bring natural consequences that are less-than-pleasant. These natural laws govern reality ... whether we understand, know about, or believe in them or not. The core truth is that freedom comes when we stop worrying about what other people think, feel, or believe; and concern ourselves with our own integrity, our own personal responsibility and our own alignment with the natural laws that govern freedom. As we move out of blame, shame and victimhood, we come to a place of true personal empowerment and freedom. We come to understand that we cannot personally be free until we respect the freedom of every other person on this planet. We cannot fully express our highest and best selves until we respect other people's law-abiding-right to express themselves.
There! His Majesty can now read my name without glasses. And he can double the reward on my head!
Freedom is indivisible - there is no "s" on the end of it. You can erode freedom, diminish it, but you cannot divide it and choose to keep "some freedoms" while giving up others.
Liberty is one of the imagination's most precious possessions.
This is why it is not true that culture can be, even temporarily, suspended in order to make way for a new culture. Man’s unbroken testimony as to his suffering and his nobility cannot be suspended; the act of breathing cannot be suspended. There is no culture without legacy, and we cannot and must not reject anything of ours, the legacy of the West. Whatever the works of the future may be, they will bear the same secret, made up of courage and freedom, nourished by the daring of thousands of artists of all times and all nations. Yes, when modern tyranny shows us that, even when confined to his calling, the artist is a public enemy, it is right. But in this way tyranny pays its respects, through the artist, to an image of man that nothing has ever been able to crush. My conclusion will be simple. It will consist of saying, in the very midst of the sound and the fury of our history: “Let us rejoice.