It is our duty to pay for our liberty with our own blood. The freedom that we shall win through our sacrifice and exertions, we shall be able to preserve with our own strength.— Subhas Chandra Bose
Unexpected Freedom Liberty quotations
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong.
Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.
Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free.
If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.
Those Who Sacrifice Liberty For Security Deserve Neither.
Freedom, by definition, is people realizing that they are their own leaders.
Fools take the knife and stab people in the back. The wise take a knife, cut the cord and free themselves from the fools.
We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.
We cannot choose freedom established on a hierarchy of degrees of freedom, on a caste system of equality like military rank. We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.
Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.
One of the greatest mental freedoms is truly not caring what anyone else thinks of you.
Freedom is not a gift bestowed upon us by other men, but a right that belongs to us by the laws of God and nature.
Nothing is more precious than Independence and Liberty.
[H]owever weak our country may be, I hope we shall never sacrifice our liberties.
A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.
For no People will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can they easily be subdued, where Knowledge is diffusd and Virtue preservd . On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant and debauched in their Manners, they will sink under their own Weight, without the Aid of foreign Invaders.
Patterning your life around other's opinions is nothing more than slavery.
Liberty is meaningless where the right to utter one's thoughts and opinions has ceased to exist. That, of all rights, is the dread of tyrants. It is the right which they first of all strike down.
WIth freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy.
But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.
When the representative body have lost the confidence of their constituents, when they have notoriously made sale of their most valuable rights, when they have assumed to themselves powers which the people never put into their hands, then indeed their continuing in office becomes dangerous to the state
Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave.
I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.
A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.
Whenever legislators endeavor to take away and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves into a state of war with the people, who are thereupon absolved from any further obedience.
Make yourself sheep and the wolves will eat you.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.
We, today, stand on the shoulders of our predecessors who have gone before us.
We, as their successors, must catch the torch of freedom and liberty passed on to us by our ancestors. We cannot lose in this battle.
After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn't do it.
But let me offer you my definition of social justice: I keep what I earn and you keep what you earn. Do you disagree? Well then tell me how much of what I earn belongs to you - and why?
I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be what I want.
Liberty not only means that the individual has both the opportunity and the burden of choice; it also means that he must bear the consequences of his actions. Liberty and responsibility are inseparable.
The course of history shows that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
Wherever Law ends, Tyranny begins.
People do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
Liberty consists in the freedom to do everything which injures no one else;
hence the exercise of the natural rights of each man has no limits except those which assure to the other members of the society the enjoyment of the same rights.
You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom.
Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom, and then lost it, have never known it again.
Freedom is the right to be wrong, not the right to do wrong.
The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerated the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than the democratic state itself. That in its essence is fascism: ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or any controlling private power.
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.
The jaws of power are always open to devour, and her arm is always stretched out, if possible, to destroy the freedom of thinking, speaking, and writing.
It must never be forgotten...that the liberties of the people are not so safe under the gracious manner of government as by the limitation of power.
I am a Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship in my own way, free to stand for what I think right, free to oppose what I believe wrong, or free to choose those who shall govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind.