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Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty.
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.
Liberty, as well as honor, man ought to preserve at the hazard of his life, for without it life is insupportable.
Miguel de Cervantes
Liberty is not merely a privilege to be conferred; it is a habit to be acquired.
David Lloyd George
Organized religion, wielding power over the community, is antithetical to the process of what modern democracy should define as liberty. The sooner we are without it, the better.
Lawrence M. Krauss
Inequality is as dear to the American heart as liberty itself.
William Dean Howells
The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty.
Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.
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.
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.
Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.
Truth is mysterious, elusive, always to be conquered. Liberty is dangerous, as hard to live with as it is elating. We must march toward these two goals, painfully but resolutely, certain in advance of our failings on so long a road.
I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
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
Many of America's and New York's sons and daughters are around the world fighting for the freedoms that the Statue of Liberty stands for.
The shallow consider liberty a release from all law, from every constraint. The wise man sees in it, on the contrary, the potent Law of Laws.
The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression.
W. E. B. Du Bois
We believe, as our founders did, that 'the pursuit of happiness' depends upon individual liberty; and individual liberty requires limited government.
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.
The People have a right to the Truth as they have a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
The candle of liberty has always been kept lit by a vigilant few.
I believe Britishness is defined not on ethnic and exclusive grounds but through shared values; our history of tolerance, openness and internationalism; and our commitment to democracy and liberty, to civic duty and the public space.
Finally, is not liberty the restricting of the law only to its rational sphere of organizing the right of the individual to lawful self-defense; of punishing injustice?
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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