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Yes, while I stood and gazed, my temples bare, And shot my being through earth, sea, and air, Possessing all things with intensest love, O liberty! my spirit felt thee there. (Quote by - Samuel Taylor Coleridge)

Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves. (Quote by - Henry David Thoreau)

The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground. (Quote by - Thomas Jefferson)

If you pinch the sea of its liberty, though it be walls of stone or brass, it will beat them down. (Quote by - John Cotton)

The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion. (Quote by - Edmund Burke)

Liberty, not communism, is the most contagious force in the world. (Quote by - Earl Warren)

It is a fair summary of history to say that the safeguards of liberty have frequently been forged in cases involving not very nice people. (Quote by - Felix Frankfurter)

Free people, remember this maxim: we may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost. (Quote by - Jean Jacques Rousseau)

The spirit of liberty is the spirit that is not too sure that it is right. (Quote by - Learned Hand)

Absolute liberty is absence of restraint; responsibility is restraint; therefore, the ideally free individual is responsible to himself. (Quote by - Henry Brooks Adams)

Liberty is the right to do as the law permits. (Quote by - Montesquieu)

Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties. (Quote by - John Milton)

Eternal Spirit of the chainless Mind! Brightest in dungeons, Liberty! thou art, For there thy habitation is the heart-- The heart which love of thee alone can bind; And when thy sons to fetters are consign'd-- To fetters and damp vault's dayless gloom, Their country conquers with their martyrdom.(Quote by - Lord Byron)

A day, an hour, of virtuous liberty Is worth a whole eternity in bondage. (Quote by - Joseph Addison)

Then liberty, like day, Breaks on the soul, and by a flash from Heaven Fires all the faculties with glorious joy. (Quote by - William Cowper)

Liberty can not be preserved without a general knowledge among the people. (Quote by - John Adams)

Those who work for plant rights don't parse parsley nor bomb poppies nor purchase antipeople papers. They plant papayas, and peppers. Their pulpit is the popular* not the papal but poplars. * not in the sense of ephemeral fame but what the people want. (Quote by - Saiom Shriver)

I believe in only one thing: liberty; but I do not believe in liberty enough to want to force it upon anyone. (Quote by - H. L. Mencken)

The sun of liberty is set; you must light up the candle of industry and economy. (Quote by - Benjamin Franklin)

When Liberty from Greece withdrew, And o'er the Adriatic flew, To where the Tiber pours his urn, She struck the rude Tarpeian rock; Sparks were kindled by the shock-- Again thy fires began to burn. (Quote by - Henry Francis Cary)

The love of liberty with life is given, And life itself the inferior gift of Heaven. (Quote by - John Dryden)

Liberty's in every blow! Let us do or die. (Quote by - Robert Burns)

Give me liberty, or give me death. (Quote by - Patrick Henry)

It behoves 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. (Quote by - Thomas Jefferson)

To brand man with infamy, and let him free, is an absurdity that peoples our forests with assassins. (Quote by - John Philpot Curran)


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