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I keep telling myself to calm down, to take less of an interest in things and not to get so excited, but I still care a lot about liberty, freedom of speech and expression, and fairness in journalism.

Tags: Care, Freedom  ✍ Author: Kate Adie

Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.

Tags: Mankind, Real  ✍ Author: John Adams

Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.

Tags: Freedom, Knowledge  ✍ Author: John Adams

Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.

Tags: Power, Thought  ✍ Author: John Adams

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.

Tags: Earth, Free  ✍ Author: Samuel Adams

By nature all men are equal in liberty, but not in other endowments.

Tags: Men, Nature  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

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.

Tags: Equality, Men  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty. Plainly, the sheep and the wolf are not agreed upon a definition of liberty.

Tags: Him, While  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

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.

Tags: Men, Spirit  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

China has to go along with world trends. That's democracy, liberty, individual freedom. China sooner or later has to go that way. It cannot go backward.

Tags: Democracy, Freedom  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.

Tags: Life, Politics  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty.

Tags: Enemy, Power  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.

Tags: Law, Others  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

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

Tags: Calm, Men  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

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

Tags: Rather, Small  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

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

Tags: Government, Progress  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

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

Tags: Age, Country  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave.

Tags: Sea, Wave  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

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

Tags: Despotism, Expect  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

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.

Tags: Change, May  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

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

Tags: Fear, Government  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

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

Tags: Blood, Time  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

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

Tags: Sure, Whole  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

If you ask me to summarise our mission, I would put it this way: We were a military regime that sought to lay the foundations for freedom and liberty in a complex society.

Tags: Freedom, Society  ✍ Author: Ibrahim Babangida

NAFTA and GATT have about as much to do with free trade as the Patriot Act has to do with liberty.

Tags: Act, Free  ✍ Author: Michael Badnarik
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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.

Tags: Give, Nobody  ✍ Author: Michael Badnarik

He who desires to worship God must harbor no childish illusions about the matter but bravely renounce his liberty and humanity.

Tags: God, Humanity  ✍ Author: Mikhail Bakunin

Where the state begins, individual liberty ceases, and vice versa.

Tags: Individual, State  ✍ Author: Mikhail Bakunin

Therefore, if God existed, only in one way could he serve human liberty - by ceasing to exist.

Tags: God, Human  ✍ Author: Mikhail Bakunin

The desire for liberty has also made itself felt as struggle against domestic tyranny or arbitrary rule.

Tags: Against, Struggle  ✍ Author: Emily Greene Balch

Law represents the effort of man to organize society; governments, the efforts of selfishness to overthrow liberty.

Tags: Law, Society  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

Liberty: One of Imagination's most precious possessions.

Tags: Precious  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

You cannot have Liberty in this world without what you call Moral Virtue, and you cannot have Moral Virtue without the slavery of that half of the human race who hate what you call Moral Virtue.

Tags: Hate, Human  ✍ Author: William Blake

The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedience, and by parts.

Tags: Away, True  ✍ Author: Edmund Burke

Liberty must be limited in order to be possessed.

Tags: Order, Possessed  ✍ Author: Edmund Burke

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.

Tags: May, Risk  ✍ Author: Edmund Burke

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.

Tags: Greatest, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Edmund Burke

Among a people generally corrupt liberty cannot long exist.

Tags: Cannot, Exist  ✍ Author: Edmund Burke

Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe.

Tags: Justice, Opinion  ✍ Author: Edmund Burke

It is harder to preserve than to obtain liberty.

Tags: Harder, Preserve  ✍ Author: John C. Calhoun

There has to be so many other ways of approaching airline security than demeaning ourselves by giving up a lot of our dignities and our liberty to do this.

Tags: Giving, Security  ✍ Author: Quico Canseco

I say, traitors; as some men live upon the reward of treachery, for their quiet and liberty; if it may be called a liberty, as it is redeemed with the betraying of the interest of Christ, and the blood of His people.

Tags: May, Men  ✍ Author: William Carey

Liberty consists in the power of doing that which is permitted by the law.

Tags: Law, Power  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

Peace is liberty in tranquillity.

Tags: Peace  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

Empire and liberty.

Tags: Empire  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

The ancients understood the regulation of power better than the regulation of liberty.

Tags: Power, Understood  ✍ Author: Edward Dahlberg

A University should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning.

Tags: Learning, Light  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

True liberty consists only in the power of doing what we ought to will, and in not being constrained to do what we ought not to will.

Tags: Power, True  ✍ Author: Jonathan Edwards

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

Tags: End, Ends  ✍ Author: Louis Farrakhan

We don't really like rules. We think, in some way, they are an infringement of liberty.

Tags: Rules  ✍ Author: Julian Fellowes

The growing tide of anti-Semitism shocks the conscious of everyone who values freedom, and the ugly, hateful acts particularly stain the character of democracies where liberty and religious freedom are supposed to be respected.

Tags: Character, Freedom  ✍ Author: Mike Ferguson

I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast.

Tags: Coast, West  ✍ Author: Viktor E. Frankl

Where liberty is, there is my country.

Tags: Country  ✍ Author: Benjamin Franklin

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

Tags: Deserve, Give  ✍ Author: Benjamin Franklin

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

Tags: Gift, Greatest  ✍ Author: Sigmund Freud

Every friend of freedom must be as revolted as I am by the prospect of turning the United States into an armed camp, by the vision of jails filled with casual drug users and of an army of enforcers empowered to invade the liberty of citizens on slight evidence.

Tags: Freedom, Friend  ✍ Author: Milton Friedman

I therefore beg that you would indulge me with the liberty of declining the arduous trust.

Tags: Beg, Trust  ✍ Author: Sarah Gadon

My sentiments for the American cause, from the Stamp Act downward, have never changed... I am still of opinion that it is the cause of liberty and of human nature.

Tags: Human, Nature  ✍ Author: Sarah Gadon

What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?

Tags: Democracy, Mad  ✍ Author: Mahatma Gandhi

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.

Tags: Him, Life  ✍ Author: Mahatma Gandhi

Enslave the liberty of but one human being and the liberties of the world are put in peril.

Tags: Freedom, Human  ✍ Author: William Lloyd Garrison

There shall be no solution to this race problem until you, yourselves, strike the blow for liberty.

Tags: Problem, Until  ✍ Author: Marcus Garvey

When people contend for their liberty they seldom get anything for their victory, but new masters.

Tags: Seldom, Victory  ✍ Author: Thomas Chandler Haliburton

What fools are we, to be besotted with the love of our own trouble, and to hate our liberty and rest!

Tags: Hate, Love  ✍ Author: Joseph Hall

There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.

Tags: Human, Nature  ✍ Author: Alexander Hamilton

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

Tags: Spirit, Sure  ✍ Author: Learned Hand

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

Tags: Perfect, Soul  ✍ Author: William Hazlitt

The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves.

Tags: Love, Power  ✍ Author: William Hazlitt

When the American spirit was in its youth, the language of America was different: Liberty, sir, was the primary object.

Tags: America, American  ✍ Author: Patrick Henry

Give me liberty or give me death.

Tags: Death, Give  ✍ Author: Patrick Henry

When liberty returns, I will return.

Tags: Return, Returns  ✍ Author: Victor Hugo

There have been in this century only one great man and one great thing: Napoleon and liberty. For want of the great man, let us have the great thing.

Tags: Century, Great  ✍ Author: Victor Hugo

Your true traveller finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty - his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure.

Tags: Freedom, True  ✍ Author: Aldous Huxley

There can be but little liberty on earth while men worship a tyrant in heaven.

Tags: Men, While  ✍ Author: Robert Green Ingersoll

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

Tags: Away, Give  ✍ Author: Robert Green Ingersoll

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.

Tags: Streets, Walk  ✍ Author: Burl Ives

There is nothing that I shudder at more than the idea of a separation of the Union. Should such an event ever happen, which I fervently pray God to avert, from that date I view our liberty gone.

Tags: God, Happen  ✍ Author: Andrew Jackson

As long as our government is administered for the good of the people, and is regulated by their will; as long as it secures to us the rights of persons and of property, liberty of conscience and of the press, it will be worth defending.

Tags: Good, Government  ✍ Author: Andrew Jackson

We can afford no liberties with liberty itself.

Tags: Afford, Liberties  ✍ Author: Robert Jackson

Whether we are New Dealer, Old Dealer, Liberty Leaguer or Red, whether we agree or not, we still have the right to think and speak how we feel.

Tags: Old, Speak  ✍ Author: Lyndon B. Johnson

Atlas was permitted the opinion that he was at liberty, if he wished, to drop the Earth and creep away; but this opinion was all that he was permitted.

Tags: Away, Opinion  ✍ Author: Franz Kafka

The deadliest foe of democracy is not autocracy but liberty frenzied.

Tags: Democracy, Foe  ✍ Author: Otto Hermann Kahn

As so often before, liberty has been wounded in the house of its friends.

Tags: Friends, Often  ✍ Author: Otto Hermann Kahn

Do not be misled by the fact that you are at liberty and relatively free; that for the moment you are not under lock and key: you have simply been granted a reprieve.

Tags: Free, Moment  ✍ Author: Ryszard Kapuscinski

Life without Liberty is far worse than death.

Tags: Death, Life  ✍ Author: Vincent Kartheiser

Where liberty dies, evil grows.

Tags: Evil, Grows  ✍ Author: Vincent Kartheiser

Our moneyed men have ruled us for the past thirty years. Under the flag of the slaveholder they hoped to destroy our liberty.

Tags: Men, Past  ✍ Author: Roy Keane

The proper balance between individual liberty and central authority is a very ancient problem.

Tags: Between, Problem  ✍ Author: Arthur Keith

In every man there is an instinctive and passionate reaction if his person or liberty is attacked.

Tags: Passionate, Reaction  ✍ Author: Arthur Keith

Our nation stands at the crossroads of liberty. Crushing national debt, rampant illegal immigration, insane business regulations and staggering national unemployment are pushing our nation into unchartered territory.

Tags: Business, Nation  ✍ Author: James Lankford

Claiming for ourselves liberty of conscience, liberty to worship, we shall see to it that every other individual enjoys the same right.

Tags: Conscience, Individual  ✍ Author: James Larkin

It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.

Tags: Precious, True  ✍ Author: Vladimir Lenin

All mankind... being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions.

Tags: Health, Life  ✍ Author: John Locke

We are as great as our belief in human liberty - no greater. And our belief in human liberty is only ours when it is larger than ourselves.

Tags: Great, Human  ✍ Author: Archibald MacLeish

The happy Union of these States is a wonder; their Constitution a miracle; their example the hope of Liberty throughout the world.

Tags: Happy, Hope  ✍ Author: James Madison

Of all the enemies of public liberty, war is perhaps the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other.

Tags: Public, War  ✍ Author: James Madison

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

Tags: Government, Happiness  ✍ Author: James Madison

As long as the reason of man continues fallible, and he is at liberty to exercise it, different opinions will be formed.

Tags: Opinions, Reason  ✍ Author: James Madison

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

Tags: Knowledge, True  ✍ Author: James Madison

The internal effects of a mutable policy poisons the blessings of liberty itself.

Tags: Blessings, Policy  ✍ Author: James Madison

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