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It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Divine love does not weigh down, nor carry his servant captive and enslaved to the lowest depths, but raises him, supports him and magnifies him above all liberty whatsoever.
One of the qualities of liberty is that, as long as it is being striven after, it goes on expanding. Therefore, the man who stands in the midst of the struggle and says, 'I have it,' merely shows by doing so that he has just lost it.
And we can celebrate when we have a government that has earned back the trust of the people it serves... when we have a government that honors our Constitution and stands up for the values that have made America, America: economic freedom, individual liberty, and personal responsibility.
If one is going to err, one should err on the side of liberty and freedom.
Every law is an infraction of liberty.
A jealous lover of human liberty, deeming it the absolute condition of all that we admire and respect in humanity, I reverse the phrase of Voltaire, and say that, if God really existed, it would be necessary to abolish him.
The ideology of capitalism makes us all into connoisseurs of liberty - of the indefinite expansion of possibility.
Today, we stand as a united country and are much closer to the ideals set forth in our Constitution that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
A free spirit takes liberties even with liberty itself.
Liberty, freedom and democracy are very fuzzy words, but human rights is very specific.
I prefer liberty to chains of diamonds.
Mary Wortley Montagu
The love of liberty and the sense of human dignity are the basic elements of the Anarchist creed.
When I first came to New York City, what I was thrilled about was not the Empire State Building, or the Statue of Liberty; it was the fireplugs in the street. These things that Jack Kirby had drawn. Or these cylindrical water towers on top of buildings that Steve Ditko's 'Spider-Man' fights used to happen in and around.
When we say that the persistence of competition is ensured by fate, we mean that individual freedom is so guaranteed. The one thing to which fate binds us is liberty.
John Bates Clark
The Declaration calls us to recognize the inherent equality of all people. And when it becomes unmistakably evident that a government is denying the governed life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, it's the right of people to establish a new government to secure these unalienable rights.
Every friend to the liberty of his country is bound to reflect, and step forward to prevent the dreadful consequences which shall result from a government of events.
I shall support the law, for the law gentlemen, is the firm and solid basis of civil society, the guardian of liberty, the protection of the innocent, the terror of the guilty, and the scourge of the wicked.
We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a featherbed.
I know my country has not perfected itself. At times, we've struggled to keep the promise of liberty and equality for all of our people. We've made our share of mistakes, and there are times when our actions around the world have not lived up to our best intentions.
Liberty doesn't work as well in practice as it does in speeches.
A well governed appetite is the greater part of liberty.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe.
Liberty must be limited in order to be possessed.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
John F. Kennedy
Leonardo da Vinci
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