Quotes in Liberty
Never have so many been manipulated so much by so few.
But liberty, as we all know, cannot flourish in a country that is permanently on a war footing, or even a near-war footing. Permanent crisis justifies permanent control of everybody and everything by the agencies of the central government.
If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Liberty is to the collective body, what health is to every individual body. Without health no pleasure can be tasted by man; without liberty, no happiness can be enjoyed by society.
The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a featherbed.
Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.
How absurd men are! They never use the liberties they have, they demand those they do not have. They have freedom of thought, they demand freedom of speech.