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"Most people are other people, their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation" ~Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

 

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A free spirit takes liberties even with liberty itself.
~ Francis Picabia - [Liberty]

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A well governed appetite is the greater part of liberty.
~ Seneca - [Liberty]

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Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.
~ Henry David Thoreau - [Liberty]

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How false is the conception, how frantic the pursuit, of that treacherous phantom which men call Liberty: most treacherous, indeed, of all phantoms; for the feeblest ray of reason might surely show us, that not only its attainment, but its being, was impossible. There is no such thing in the universe. There can never be. The stars have it not; the earth has it not; the sea has it not; and we men have the mockery and semblance of it only for our heaviest punishment.
~ John Ruskin - [Liberty]

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I like to walk about among the beautiful things that adorn the world; but private wealth I should decline, or any sort of personal possessions, because they would take away my liberty.
~ George Santayana - [Liberty]

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It is not true that democracy will always safeguard freedom of conscience better than autocracy. Witness the most famous of all trials. Pilate was, from the standpoint of the Jews, certainly the representative of autocracy. Yet he tried to protect freedom. And he yielded to a democracy.
~ Joseph A. Schumpeter - [Liberty]

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It would seem that man was born a slave, and that slavery is his natural condition. At the same time nothing on earth can stop man from feeling himself born for liberty. Never, whatever may happen, can he accept servitude; for he is a thinking creature.
~ Simone Weil - [Liberty]

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Liberty consists in wholesome restraint.
~ Daniel Webster - [Liberty]

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Liberty doesn't work as well in practice as it does in speeches.
~ Will Rogers - [Liberty]

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Liberty exists in proportion to wholesome restraint.
~ Daniel Webster - [Liberty]

 

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