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    Liberty is about our rights to question everything

  2. Picture quote by Henry David Thoreau about liberty

    Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves. ⏤ Henry David Thoreau

  3. Picture quote by Edward Everett about education

    Education is better safeguard of liberty than a standing army. ⏤ Edward Everett

  4. Picture quote by Benjamin Franklin about liberty

    They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ⏤ Benjamin Franklin

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Defend your liberty and repel the forces that seek to take it from you.

J. K. Rowling

If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

George Orwell

The right to be heard does not autmatically include the right to be taken seriously.

Hubert Humphrey

To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is a chimerical idea.

James Madison

There can be no liberty without the law.

Cecil B. DeMille

Perhaps it is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged to provisions against danger, real or pretended, from abroad.

James Madison

Liberty is not the power of doing what we like, but the right to do what we ought.

Lord Acton

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

Thomas Jefferson

Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.

Henry David Thoreau

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

Thomas Jefferson

It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once.

David Hume

Liberty has no crueler enemy than license.


To force a man to pay for the violation of his own liberty is indeed an addition of insult to injury.

Benjamin Tucker

Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power.

James Madison

Others indeed may talk, and write, and fight about liberty, and make an outward pretence to it; but the free-thinker alone is truly free.

George Berkeley

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

Benjamin Franklin

Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.

Harry Emerson Fosdick

Corruption, the most infallible symptom of constitutional liberty.

Edward Gibbon

The soul of a journey is liberty, perfect liberty, to think, feel, do just as one pleases.

William Hazlitt

The Americans combine the notions of religion and liberty so intimately in their minds, that it is impossible to make them conceive of one without the other.

Alexis de Tocqueville

Liberty is the right of every man to be honest, to think and to speak without hypocrisy.

Jose Marti

Liberty is the only thing you cannot have unless you are willing to give it to others.

William Allen White

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.

Charlie Chaplin

Humanity has won its battle. Liberty now has a country.

Marquis de Lafayette

Socialism values equality more than liberty.

Dennis Prager

Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.

Kahlil Gibran

Our contest is not only whether we ourselves shall be free, but whether there shall be left to mankind an asylum on earth for civil and religious liberty.

Samuel Adams

The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave.

Thomas Jefferson

The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty.

James Madison

Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.

Thomas Jefferson

Liberty must be limited in order to be possessed.

Edmund Burke

I believe in only one thing: liberty; but I do not believe in liberty enough to want to force it upon anyone.

H. L. Mencken

I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.

Thomas Jefferson

The more liberty you give away the more you will have.

Robert G. Ingersoll

The liberty of the individual is no gift of civilization. It was greatest before there was any civilization.

Sigmund Freud

He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.

Thomas Paine

We shall never achieve harmony with land, any more than we shall achieve absolute justice or liberty for people. In these higher aspirations, the important thing is not to achieve but to strive.

Aldo Leopold

To deprive a man of his natural liberty and to deny to him the ordinary amenities of life is worse then starving the body; it is starvation of the soul, the dweller in the body.

Mahatma Gandhi

I am an aristocrat. I love liberty; I hate equality.

John Randolph

But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.

Edmund Burke

Those who won our independence... valued liberty as an end and as a means. They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty.

Louis D. Brandeis

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

Thomas Jefferson

Liberty, not communism, is the most contagious force in the world.

Earl Warren

Liberty: One of Imagination's most precious possessions.

Ambrose Bierce

And so tyranny naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme form of liberty.


It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you.

Dick Cheney

A well governed appetite is the greater part of liberty.

Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder

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

Thomas Jefferson

Liberty for wolves is death to the lambs.

Isaiah Berlin

The approach of liberty makes even an old man brave.

Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder

The shallow consider liberty a release from all law, from every constraint. The wise man sees in it, on the contrary, the potent Law of Laws.

Walt Whitman

Liberty consists in wholesome restraint.

Daniel Webster

Where liberty is, there is my country.

Benjamin Franklin

The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.

Thomas Jefferson

Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.

George Washington

When liberty comes with hands dabbled in blood it is hard to shake hands with her.

Oscar Wilde

A free spirit takes liberties even with liberty itself.

Francis Picabia

The truth is that men are tired of liberty.

Benito Mussolini

Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty.

Ronald Reagan

Show me the country that has no strikes and I'll show you the country in which there is no liberty.

Samuel Gompers

What a pity we don't pursue the salvation of humans with the same verve we pursue the salvation of animals


Order without liberty and liberty without order are equally destructive.

Theodore Roosevelt

Liberty exists in proportion to wholesome restraint.

Daniel Webster

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.

Abraham Lincoln

The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right.

Learned Hand

The effect of liberty to individuals is that they may do what they please: we ought to see what it will please them to do, before we risk congratulations.

Edmund Burke

Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: first, the right to life; secondly, to liberty; thirdly, to property; together with the right to support and defend them in the best manner they can. Those are evident branches of, rather than deductions from, the duty of self-preservation, commonly called the first law of nature.

Samuel Adams

Unity in things Necessary, Liberty in things Unnecessary, and Charity in all.

Richard Baxter

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.

Abraham Lincoln

How I longed to see these things; how I longed to see the Liberty Bell and walk on the streets where Thomas Jefferson, Tom Paine and Benjamin Franklin had walked.

Burl Ives

All government, of course, is against liberty.

H. L. Mencken

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, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty.

John F. Kennedy

We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a featherbed.

Thomas Jefferson

The planter, the farmer, the mechanic, and the laborer... form the great body of the people of the United States, they are the bone and sinew of the country men who love liberty and desire nothing but equal rights and equal laws.

Andrew Jackson

My education was the liberty I had to read indiscriminately and all the time, with my eyes hanging out.

Dylan Thomas

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.

Lin Yutang

It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it.

George Washington

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.


The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.

Thomas Jefferson

What light is to the eyes - what air is to the lungs - what love is to the heart, liberty is to the soul of man.

Robert Green Ingersoll

The loss of liberty which must attend being a wife was of all things the most horrible to my imagination.

Sarah Fielding

A great work is made out of a combination of obedience and liberty.

Nadia Boulanger

Man's liberty ends, and it ought to end, when that liberty becomes the curse of its neighbors.

Frederic William Farrar

I believe our flag is more than just cloth and ink. It is a universally recognized symbol that stands for liberty, and freedom. It is the history of our nation, and it's marked by the blood of those who died defending it.

John Thune

What spectacle can be more edifying or more seasonable, than that of Liberty and Learning, each leaning on the other for their mutual and surest support?

James Madison

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.

Thomas Jefferson

If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.

Samuel Adams

Without Liberty, Law loses its nature and its name, and becomes oppression. Without Law, Liberty also loses its nature and its name, and becomes licentiousness.

James Q. Wilson

I would rather not be a king than to forfeit my liberty.


We are right to take alarm at the first experiment upon our liberties.

James Madison

There is nothing with which it is so dangerous to take liberties as liberty itself.

Andre Breton

What light is to the eyes

Robert G. Ingersoll

Absolute liberty is absence of restraint; responsibility is restraint; therefore, the ideally free individual is responsible to himself.

Henry Adams

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.

Rush Limbaugh

Liberty is God's gift, liberties the devil s.


The liberty of the individual must be thus far limited; he must not make himself a nuisance to other people.

John Stuart Mill

There is only one kind of freedom and that's individual liberty. Our lives come from our creator and our liberty comes from our creator. It has nothing to do with government granting it.

Ron Paul

If we really want liberty - if we really want liberty - then we need to go out and get it, we need to take it, because nobody is going to give it to us. And we need to do it now.

Michael Badnarik

When there is life and mankind, a person will live striving for good deeds, liberty and a bright life, and wish that goodness and justice will reign in the world.

Islom Karimov

Courage is what preserves our liberty, safety, life, and our homes and parents, our country and children. Courage comprises all things.


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