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Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.
The Statue of Liberty is no longer saying, 'Give me your poor, your tired, your huddled masses.' She's got a baseball bat and yelling, 'You want a piece of me?'
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
I want anyone who believes in life, liberty, pursuit of happiness to succeed. And I want any force, any person, any element of an overarching Big Government that would stop your success, I want that organization, that element or that person to fail. I want you to succeed.
I would fight for my liberty so long as my strength lasted, and if the time came for me to go, the Lord would let them take me.
The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves.
Free people, remember this maxim: we may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost.
Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: First a right to life, secondly to liberty, and thirdly to property; together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can.
There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.
We must always embrace individual liberty and enforce the constitutional rights of all Americans-rich and poor, immigrant and native, black and white.
Human rights are not a privilege granted by the few, they are a liberty entitled to all, and human rights, by definition, include the rights of all humans, those in the dawn of life, the dusk of life, or the shadows of life.
Indians today are governed by two different ideologies. Their political ideal set in the preamble of the Constitution affirms a life of liberty, equality and fraternity. Their social ideal embodied in their religion denies them.
B. R. Ambedkar
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 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.
My sole ambition is to rid Mexico of the class that has oppressed her and given the people a chance to know what real liberty means. And if I could bring that about today by giving up my life, I would do it gladly.
All mankind... being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions.
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.
If you like small government you need to work hard at having a strong national defense that is not so militant. Personal liberty is the purpose of government, to protect liberty - not to run your personal life, not to run the economy, and not to pretend that we can tell the world how they ought to live.
If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.
The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish.
When every new wave of immigrants looked up and saw the Statue of Liberty, or knelt down and kissed the shores of freedom just ninety miles from Castro's tyranny, these new Americans surely had many questions. But none doubted that here in America they could build a better life, that in America their children would be more blessed than they.
Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty.
Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
The happy Union of these States is a wonder; their Constitution a miracle; their example the hope of Liberty throughout the world.
America was established not to create wealth but to realize a vision, to realize an ideal - to discover and maintain liberty among men.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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