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40+ True Liberty Quotes

Liberty is a gift. Liberty is the right to take own decisions. Liberty empowers us. This is a collection of 41 liberty quotes and liberty sayings.



1. Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth. George Washington
2. Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people. John Adams
3. Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty. Thomas Jefferson
4. Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty. John Adams
5. Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power. James Madison
6. Liberty is the right to do what the law permits. Montesquieu
7. The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty. James Madison
8. Give me liberty or give me death. Patrick Henry
9. The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves. William Hazlitt
10. It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed. Vladimir Lenin
11. Life without liberty is like a body without spirit. Khalil Gibran
12. There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism. Alexander Hamilton
13. Real liberty is neither found in despotism or the extremes of democracy, but in moderate governments. Alexander Hamilton
14. There can be no liberty unless there is economic liberty. Margaret Thatcher
15. Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it. Learned Hand
16. Nothing is more precious than independence and liberty. Ho Chi Minh
17. If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in government to the utmost. Aristotle
18. Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it. Learned Hand
19. Give me liberty or give me death. Patrick Henry


20. Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty and dies with chaos. Will Durant
21. Enslave the liberty of but one human being and the liberties of the world are put in peril. William Lloyd Garrison
22. Where liberty is, there is my country. Benjamin Franklin
23. To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is a chimerical idea. James Madison
24. Liberty and equality are captivating sounds, but they often captivate to destroy. John Tyler
25. Liberty doesn't work as well in practice as it does in speeches. Will Rogers
26. The approach of liberty makes even an old man brave. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
27. Liberty consists in the power of doing that which is permitted by the law. Marcus Tullius Cicero
28. The liberty of the individual must be thus far limited; he must not make himself a nuisance to other people. John Stuart Mill
29. Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue. Barry Goldwater
30. The contest for ages has been to rescue liberty from the grasp of executive power. Daniel Webster
31. The history of liberty is a history of resistance. Woodrow Wilson
32. A free spirit takes liberties even with liberty itself. Francis Picabia
33. Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have. Harry Emerson Fosdick
34. Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. George Bernard Shaw
35. The basis of a democratic state is liberty. Aristotle
36. Liberty is maintained by responsible freedom. Roger W Hancock
37. Life without liberty is like a body without spirit. Khalil Gibran
38. Liberty is the only thing you can't have unless you give it to others. William Allen White
39. Liberty for wolves is death to the lambs. Isaiah Berlin
40. The liberty of the individual is no gift of civilization. It was greatest before there was any civilization. Sigmund Freud
41. 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

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