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I have watched patients stand and gaze longingly toward the city they in all likelihood will never enter again. It means liberty and life; it seems so near, and yet heaven is not further from hell.
Liberty, as it is conceived by current opinion, has nothing inherent about it; it is a sort of gift or trust bestowed on the individual by the state pending good behavior.
If vice and corruption prevail, liberty cannot subsist; but if virtue have the advantage, arbitrary power cannot be established.
As a boy, the very words 'Liberty Bell' and 'Independence Hall' fired my imagination and made a profound and lasting impression on my mind. Throughout my struggle to secure national freedom for China, I have continuously dreamed of the day when she would assume the full stature of an independent, democratic nation.
Unity in things Necessary, Liberty in things Unnecessary, and Charity in all.
In a tribal organization, even in time of peace, service to tribe or state predominates over all self seeking; in war, service for the tribe or state becomes supreme, and personal liberty is suspended.
The American economic, political, and social organization has given to its citizens the benefits of material prosperity, political liberty, and a wholesome natural equality; and this achievement is a gain, not only to Americans, but to the world and to civilization.
People don't seem to understand that the separation of powers is not about the power of these branches; it's there to protect individual liberty - it's there to protect us from the concentration of power.
The price we have to pay for money is sometimes liberty.
Robert Louis Stevenson
The approach of liberty makes even an old man brave.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
When liberty returns, I will return.
Liberty will not descend to a people; a people must raise themselves to liberty; it is a blessing that must be earned before it can be enjoyed.
Charles Caleb Colton
Perhaps it is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged to provisions against danger, real or pretended, from abroad.
Perhaps religious conscience upsets the designs of those who feel that the highest wisdom and authority comes from government. But from the beginning, this nation trusted in God, not man. Religious liberty is the first freedom in our Constitution.
President Obama orders religious organizations to violate their conscience. I will defend religious liberty and overturn regulations that trample on our first freedom.
This young century will be liberty's century.
George W. Bush
American troops around the globe are the greatest preservers of liberty and peace in the world.
So what is so strange about saying I want Barack Obama to fail if his mission is to reconstruct and reform this nation so that capitalism and individual liberty are not its foundation? I want the country to survive. I want the country to succeed.
Personal liberty is not personal license.
Facts, like people, want to be free - and when they're free, liberty is usually around the corner.
Ultimately, I'm about liberty and I think you have to defend it.
We have been taught to regard a representative of the people as a sentinel on the watch-tower of liberty.
Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
Liberty exists in proportion to wholesome restraint.
Liberty is security. Freedom is security.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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