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396.  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.  (Religion & Doctrine & Liberty)  Robert G Ingersoll

 

 

398.  The liberty of man is not safe in the hands of any church.  Wherever the Bible and sword are in partnership, man is a slave.  (Religion & Liberty & Bible)  Robert G Ingersoll

 

 

27.  There can be but little liberty on earth while men worship a tyrant in heaven.  (God & Tyrant & Liberty)  Robert G Ingersoll

 

 

1,097.  Man is condemned to be free.  Condemned because he did not create himself, yet is nevertheless at liberty, and from the moment he is thrown into this world he is responsible for everything he does.  (Life’s Like That & Man & Freedom & Liberty & Responsibility & Self)  Jean-Paul Sartre

 

 

2,191.  You have to stand up for what’s right in life.  Unless you do that, you are nothing.  Freedom and liberty is what people really want.  And it’s time to stop the duplicity of government lying to us.  (Life’s Like That & Right & Freedom & Liberty & Government & Civil Liberties)  Aaron Russo, interview Alex Jones

 

 

5,362.  They’ll tell you to doomsday they’re defending your liberties.  They’re lying!  (Liberty & Civil Liberties & Lies)  Aaron Russo, Mad As Hell

 

 

2,275.  Only Reason can convince us of those three fundamental truths without a recognition of which there can be no effective liberty: that what we believe is not necessarily true; that what we like is not necessarily good; and that all questions are open.  (Reason & Liberty & Believe & Like & Question)  Clive Bell 1881-1964, English art critic

 

 

4,646.  O! how short a time does it take to put an end to a woman’s liberty!  (Woman & Liberty & Feminism)  Fanny Burney, English novelist & diarist

 

 

4,922.  Next to the right of liberty, the right of property is the most important individual right guaranteed by the Constitution and the one which, united with that of personal liberty, has contributed more to the growth of civilisation than any other institution established by the human race.  (Right & Liberty & Property & Civil Liberty)  William Howard Taft

 

 

4,925.  You talk about giving the people their rights as if you can make a present of their liberty, as a reward for services rendered.  (Rights & Liberty & Civil Liberties)  Citizen Kane 1941 starring Orson Welles & Joseph Cotten & Dorothy Comingore & Ray Collins & Paul Stewart & Everett Sloane & Agnes Moorehead et al, director Orson Welles

 

 

4,938.  Liberty is never unalienable; it must be redeemed regularly with the blood of patriots or it always vanishes.  Of all the so-called natural human rights that have ever been invented, liberty is least likely to be cheap and is never free of cost.  (Rights & Liberty & Civil Liberties & Human Rights)  Robert A Heinlein, Starship Troopers 

 

4,953.  Some of us have to fight.  There are great traditions of liberty to defend.  I am no partisan man.  Where I see the infamy I seek to erase it.  Party names mean nothing.  The tradition of liberty means all.  The common people will let it go, oh yes.  They will sell liberty for a quieter life.  That is why they must be prodded, prodded.  (Right & Liberty & Fight & Civil Liberties)  Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange 

 

 

4,954.  The object of this Essay is to assert one very simple principle, as entitled to govern absolutely the dealings of society with the individual in the way of compulsion and control, whether the means used be physical force in the form of legal penalties, or the moral coercion of public opinion.  That principle is, that the sole end for which mankind are warranted, individually or collectively in interfering with the liberty of action of any of their number, is self-protection.  That the only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others.  His own good, either physical or moral, is not a sufficient warrant.  He cannot rightfully be compelled to do or forbear because it will be better for him to do so, because it will make him happier, because, in the opinions of others, to do so would be wise, or even right.  These are good reasons for remonstrating with him, or reasoning with him, or persuading him, or entreating him, but not for compelling him, or visiting him with any evil, in case he do otherwise.  To justify that, the conduct from which it is desired to deter him must be calculated to produce evil to someone else.  The only part of the conduct of any one, for which he is amenable to society, is that which concerns others.  In the part which merely concerns himself, his independence is, of right, absolute.  Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign.  (Right & Individual & Liberty & Civil Liberties & Human Rights)  John Stuart Mill, On Liberty 

5,369.  Liberty consists in doing what one desires.  (Civil Liberties & Liberty) ibid.

 

 

4,477.  When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.  When the government fears the people, there is liberty.  (People & Government & Tyranny & Liberty)  Thomas Jefferson

 

 

4,962.  Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others.  I do not add ‘within the limits of the law’ because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.  (Right & Liberty & Civil Liberties & Individual & Law & Human Rights)  Thomas Jefferson

 

 

5,364.  The Tree of Liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.  Thomas Jefferson

 

 

5,387.  Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of Liberty.  (Civil Liberties & Liberty & Totalitarianism & Dictatorship & Despotism)  Thomas Jefferson 

 

5,406.  In every country and in every age, the priest has been hostile to liberty.  He is always in alliance with the despot, abetting his abuses in return for protection of his own.  (Civil Liberty & Liberty & Priest & Despotism)  Thomas Jefferson

 

 

5,407.  The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.  (Civil Liberty & Liberty & Government)  Thomas Jefferson

 

 

5,408.  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.  (Liberty & Civil Liberties & Conscience)  Thomas Jefferson

 

 

49,820.  It is an axiom in my mind, that our liberty can never be safe but in the hands of the people themselves, and that too of the people with a certain degree of instruction.  This it is the business of the State to effect, and on a general plan.  (Democracy & Liberty)  Thomas Jefferson

 

 

5,409.  To deprive a man of his natural liberty and to deny to him the ordinary amenities of life is worse than starving the body; it is starvation of the soul, the dweller in the body.  (Civil Liberty & Liberty)  Mahatma Gandhi

 

 

5,007.  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.  (Equality & Liberty & Democracy & Government)  Aristotle

 

 

5,317.  To those who scare peace-loving people with phantoms of lost liberty my message is this: your tactics only aide terrorists.  (Civil Liberties & Liberty & War on Terror)  John Ashcroft

 

 

5,338.  Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government’s purposes are beneficent.  Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers.  The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.  (Civil Liberties & Liberty)  Louis D Brandeis: Olmstead v US 438 1928 dissenting

 

 

5,347.  Liberty is precious – so precious that it must be rationed.  Vladimir Lenin

 

 

5,348.  They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.  (Liberty & Civil Liberties & Safety)  Benjamin Franklin 1759

 

 

5,386.  Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.  (Civil Liberties & Liberty & Free Speech)  Benjamin Franklin 

 

 

5,349.  Liberty’s in every blow!

Let us do – or die!!  Robert Burns

 

 

5,350.  To have granted liberties, and not to have liberties in truth and realities, is but to mock the kingdom.  (Liberty & Civil Liberties)  John Pym 1584-1643, English parliamentary leader

 

 

5,351.  If men are to wait for liberty till they become wise and good in slavery, they may indeed wait for ever.  (Liberty & Slavery)  Thomas Babington Macaulay, Essays Contributed to the Edinburgh Review 1843

 

 

5,352.  But what more oft in nations grown corrupt,

And by their vices brought to servitude

Than to love bondage more than liberty –

Bondage in ease, than strenuous liberty?  John Milton, Samson Agonistes

 

 

5,353.  Licence they mean when they cry liberty;

For who loves that, must first be wise and good.  John Milton, Sonnet 12 ‘I Did But Prompt the Age’ 1673

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