A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity.
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.