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It is easy to take liberty for granted when you have never had it taken from you.
~ M. Grundler

 

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It is not one man nor a million, but the spirit of liberty that must be preserved. The waves which dash upon the shore are, one by one, broken, but the ocean conquers nevertheless. It overwhelms the Armada, it wears out the rock. In like manner, whatever the struggle of individuals, the great cause will gather strength.
~ Lord Byron

 

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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

 

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It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once.
~ David Hume

 

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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

 

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Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
~ John F. Kennedy

 

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Liberty can not be preserved without a general knowledge among the people.
~ John Adams

 

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Liberty consists in wholesome restraint.
~ Daniel Webster

 

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

 

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Liberty exists in proportion to wholesome restraint.
~ Daniel Webster

 

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Liberty has never come from government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it.
~ Woodrow T. Wilson

 

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Liberty has no crueler enemy than license.
~ French Proverb

 

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Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.
~ Harry Emerson Fosdick

 

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Liberty is God's gift, liberties the devil s.
~ German Proverb

 

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Liberty is the only thing you cannot have unless you are willing to give it to others.
~ William Allen White

 

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Liberty is the right to do what the law permits.
~ Charles De Montesquieu

 

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Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power.
~ James Madison

 

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Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
~ George Bernard Shaw

 

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Liberty must be limited in order to be possessed.
~ Edmund Burke

 

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Liberty, as it is conceived by current opinion, has nothing inherent about it; it is a sort of gift or trust bestowed on the individual by the state pending good behavior.
~ Mary Mccarthy

 

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