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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.
The right of nature... is the liberty each man hath to use his own power, as he will himself, for the preservation of his own nature; that is to say, of his own life.
The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on Earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man, but only to have the law of nature for his rule.
If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.
Henry David Thoreau
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.
The planter, the farmer, the mechanic, and the laborer... form the great body of the people of the United States, they are the bone and sinew of the country men who love liberty and desire nothing but equal rights and equal laws.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
B. R. Ambedkar
America was established not to create wealth but to realize a vision, to realize an ideal - to discover and maintain liberty among men.
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.
Our country may be likened to a new house. We lack many things, but we possess the most precious of all - liberty!
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.
Nothing is more precious than independence and liberty.
Ho Chi Minh
As long as the reason of man continues fallible, and he is at liberty to exercise it, different opinions will be formed.
Where liberty is, there is my country.
The liberty of the individual is no gift of civilization. It was greatest before there was any civilization.
I will not attack your doctrines nor your creeds if they accord liberty to me. If they hold thought to be dangerous - if they aver that doubt is a crime, then I attack them one and all, because they enslave the minds of men.
Robert Green Ingersoll
Those who won our independence... valued liberty as an end and as a means. They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty.
Louis D. Brandeis
The ultimate end of all revolutionary social change is to establish the sanctity of human life, the dignity of man, the right of every human being to liberty and well-being.
We must have constantly present in our minds the difference between independence and liberty. Liberty is a right of doing whatever the laws permit, and if a citizen could do what they forbid he would no longer be possessed of liberty.
Charles de Montesquieu
For this generation, ours, life is nuclear survival, liberty is human rights, the pursuit of happiness is a planet whose resources are devoted to the physical and spiritual nourishment of its inhabitants.
That a man be willing, when others are so too, as far forth as for peace and defense of himself he shall think it necessary, to lay down this right to all things; and be contented with so much liberty against other men, as he would allow other men against himself.
If we really want to cherish religious freedom, people who want to believe that same-sex marriage should take place, they have a right to believe that, and people who want to believe it's inappropriate, we should not demonize those people - if we really believe in religious liberty.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
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