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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Liberty has no crueler enemy than license. Proverbs

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

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

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

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

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