quote by Benjamin Franklin

Those Who Sacrifice Liberty For Security Deserve Neither.

— Benjamin Franklin

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Our liberty will not be secured at the sword's point.

.. We must secure it by making ourselves worthy of it. And when the people reaches that height, God will provide a weapon, the idols will be shattered, tyranny will crumble like a house of cards, and liberty will shine out like the first dawn.


Security and liberty quote Until you cross the bridge of your insecurities, you can't begin to explore your
Until you cross the bridge of your insecurities, you can't begin to explore your possibilities.

But you must remember, my fellow-citizens, that eternal vigilance by the people is the price of liberty, and that you must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing.

Security and liberty quote Those who would give up essential liverty ti purchase a little temporary safety
Those who would give up essential liverty ti purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
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People willing to trade their freedom for temporary security deserve neither and will lose both.

Political liberty in a citizen is that tranquillity of spirit which comes from the opinion each one has of his security, and in order for him to have this liberty the government must be such that one citizen cannot fear another citizen.

Demanding domestic security in times of war invites carelessness in preserving civil liberties and the right of privacy. Frequently the people are only too anxious for their freedoms to be sacrificed on the altar of authoritarianism thought to be necessary to remain safe and secure.


Security and liberty quote Liberty is about our rights to question everything
Liberty is about our rights to question everything
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We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

For those looking for security, be forewarned that there's nothing more insecure than a political promise.

To achieve progress and development it is necessary to bring about co-ordination between liberty and security through Devotion.

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

Civil liberty is only natural liberty, modified and secured by the sanctions of civil society. It is not a thing, in its own nature, precarious and dependent on human will and caprice; but it is conformable to the constitution of man, as well as necessary to the well-being of society.

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed. - Second Amendment to the Constitution An armed society is a polite society.


Today 25 million Texans can celebrate our liberty, and honor the founding generation of Texans who secured it for us. Happy Texas Independence Day, and God Bless Texas.

Security and liberty quote The desire for security and the fear of insecurity are the same thing.  To hold
The desire for security and the fear of insecurity are the same thing. To hold your breath is to lose your breath. A society based on the quest for security is nothing but a breath-retention contest in which everyone is as taut as a drum and as purple as a beet.
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Democracies have been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their death.

That is not a just government, nor is property secure under it, where the property which a man has in his personal safety and personal liberty, is violated by arbitrary seizures of one class of citizens for the service of the rest.

The truth is, that, even with the most secure tenure of office, during good behavior, the danger is not, that the judges will be too firm in resisting public opinion, and in defence of private rights or public liberties; but, that they will be ready to yield themselves to the passions, and politics, and prejudices of the day.

Security and liberty quote Growth demands a temporary surrender of security.
Growth demands a temporary surrender of security.

Without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of time;

they therefore who are decrying the Christian religion, whose morality is so sublime and pure (and) which insures to the good eternal happiness, are undermining the solid foundation of morals, the best security for the duration of free governments.


Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt.

The greatest tyrannies are always perpetuated in the name of the noblest causes.

Security and liberty quote Good fences make good neighbors.
Good fences make good neighbors.

When you couple this militarization of law enforcement with an erosion of civil liberties and due process that allows the police to become judge and jury - national security letters, no-knock searches, broad general warrants, pre-conviction forfeiture - we begin to have a very serious problem on our hands.

Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can complel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.

Liberty and equality, spontaneity and security, happiness and knowledge, mercy and justice - all these are ultimate human values, sought for themselves alone; yet when they are incompatible, they cannot all be attained, choices must be made, sometimes tragic losses accepted in the pursuit of some preferred ultimate end.


Security and liberty quote Treat your password like your toothbrush. Don't let anybody else use it, and get
Treat your password like your toothbrush. Don't let anybody else use it, and get a new one every six months.

the average man does not want to be free. he simply wants to be safe.

We identify the flag with almost everything we hold dear on earth, peace, security, liberty, our family, our friends, our home. . .But when we look at our flag and behold it emblazoned with all our rights we must remember that it is equally a symbol of our duties. Every glory that we associate with it is the result of duty done.

The end does not justify the means. No one's rights can be secured by the violation of the rights of others.

Security and liberty quote Education is better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.
Education is better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.

Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you.

May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen!

The ground of liberty is to be gained by inches, and we must be contented to secure what we can get from time to time and eternally press forward for what is yet to get. It takes time to persuade men to do even what is for their own good.


...Freedom arises from the multiplicity of sects, which prevades America and which is the best and only security for religious liberty in any society. For where there is such a variety of sects, there cannot be a majority of any one sect to oppress and persecute the rest.

Security and liberty quote They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deser
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

The right to freedom being the gift of God, it is not in the power of man to alienate this gift and voluntarily become a slave.

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.

The way to secure liberty is to place it in the people's hands, that is, to give them the power at all times to defend it in the legislature and in the courts of justice.

...Conservatives have excellent credentials to speak about human rights. By our efforts, and with precious little help from self-styled liberals, we were largely responsible for securing liberty for a substantial share of the world's population and defending it for most of the rest.


If the public safety be provided, liberty and propriety secured, justice administered, virtue encouraged, vice suppressed, and the true interest of the nation advanced, the ends of government are accomplished . . .

The sole purpose and effect of it is to exclude persecution and to secure the important right of religious liberty.

I think we [Americans] are going to look back and realize that the civil liberties that we've given up in the name of security, the authority that we've given Democratic and Republican presidents, all have contributed to a fraying of the fabric of our democratic republic.

Constitutions are checks upon the hasty action of the majority.

They are the self-imposed restraints of a whole people upon a majority of them to secure sober action and a respect for the rights of the minority.