Quotes with liberty
Let us remember that if we suffer tamely a lawless attack upon our liberty, we encourage it, and involve others in our doom.
My love life is terrible. The last time I was inside a woman was when I visited the Statue of Liberty.
Crimes and Misdemeanors
I would defend the liberty of consenting adult creationists to practice whatever intellectual perversions they like in the privacy of their own homes, but it is also necessary to protect the young and innocent.
Twenty four millions of people have burst their chains, and on the altar erected by despotism for public slavery, have enthroned the image of public liberty.
Speaking of the French Revolution, February 4, 1790.
It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active. The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance.
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety
Notes for a proposition at the Pennsylvania Assembly, February 17, 1775.
They who can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759.
I’m a lover of my own liberty, and so I would do nothing to restrict yours. I simply want to please my own conscience, which is God.
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Four score 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.
The Gettysburg Address speech on November 19, 1863.
Liberty and democracy are eternal enemies, and every one knows it who has ever given any sober reflection to the matter.
"Liberty and Democracy" in the Baltimore Evening Sun (April 13, 1925)
I have signed the decrees so we may begin to rebuild the country in peace, in liberty and in justice ... We come from long and cruel confrontations. There was a wound to heal.
In The New York Times, October 9, 1989.
Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.
Liberty is not license...[the scholar must) stick to his special field of competence and always give supporting evidence for his views. But within that framework he has not only the right but the obligation to state his convictions, however improbable or objectionable others may find them.
I’m taking my own advice here as I free up opportunities to share more broadly the message of the beauty of freedom and the imperative of defending our republic and restoring this most exceptional nation. We can’t just preach to the choir; the message of liberty and true hope must be understood by a larger audience.
Interview published on Breibart.com, 1/26/2013
The sovereignty of one's self over one's self is called Liberty.
Excess of liberty, whether it lies in state or individuals, seems only to pass into excess of slavery.
Men well governed should seek after no other liberty, for there can be no greater liberty than a good government.
If we take the liberty to dwell on their faults, we cannot long preserve the feelings we should hold towards our friends and benefactors.
Intrepidity is an extraordinary strength of soul, which raises it above the troubles, disorders and emotions which the sight of great perils can arouse in it; by this strength heroes maintain a calm aspect and preserve their reason and liberty in the most surprising and terrible accidents.
Nothing is so contagious as example; never was there any considerable good or ill done that does not produce its like. We imitate good actions through emulation, and bad ones through a malignity in our nature, which shame conceals, and example sets at liberty.
Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate.
Sceptical Essays (1928)
Too little liberty brings stagnation, and too much brings chaos.
Authority and the Individual (1949)
We had to fight the enemy without in the Falklands. We always have to be aware of the enemy within, which is much more difficult to fight and more dangerous to liberty.
On the 1984-85 miners' strike
I had reasoned this out in my mind, there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other.
If I could have entertained the slightest apprehension that the Constitution framed in the Convention, where I had the honor to preside, might possibly endanger the religious rights of any ecclesiastical society, certainly I would never have placed my signature to it; and if I could now conceive that the general government might ever be so administered as to render the liberty of conscience insecure, I beg you will be persuaded that no one would be more zealous than myself to establish effectual barriers against the horrors of spiritual tyranny, and every species of religious persecution.
Letter to the United Baptist Churches in Virginia, May 10, 1789
The history of liberty is the history of the limitations on the power of the government.
That no freeman ought to be taken, or imprisoned, or disseized of his freehold, liberties, or privileges, or outlawed, or exiled, or in any manner destroyed, or deprived of his life, liberty, or property, but by the judgment of his peers, or by the law of the land.
Article 21 from the Declaration of Rights in the Maryland Constitution of 1776