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"Let's all cry peace, freedom, and liberty!" - William Shakespeare

"Civil liberty is only natural liberty, modified and secured by the sanctions of civil society." - Alexander Hamilton

"Where Slavery is, there Liberty cannot be; and where Liberty is, there Slavery cannot be." - Sukarno

"War and Authority are companions; Peace and Liberty are companions." - Benjamin Tucker

"The Society is based on that great bottom law of human right, that nothing but crime can forfeit liberty. That no condition of birth, no shade of color, no mere misfortune of circumstances, can annul that birthright charter, which God has bequeathed to every being upon whom he has stamped his own image, by making him a free moral agent, and that he who robs his fellow man of this tramples upon right, subverts justice, outrages humanity, unsettles the foundation of human safety, and sacrilegiously assumes the prerogative of God." - Theodore Dwight Weld

"I would give all of my fame for a pot of ale and safety." - William Shakespeare

"The dangers of life are infinite, and among them is safety." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Creativity flourishes when we have a sense of safety and self-acceptance." - Julia Cameron

"Trial by jury is part of the bright constellation which leads to peace, liberty and safety." - Thomas Jefferson

"In a state where discretion begins, law, liberty, and safety end." - Junius

"When the safety of America is threatened, we will spend any amount of money. The real safety of our nation is preparing this next generation so that they can take our place [in] thinking and technology and democracy." - Geoffrey Canada

"Legislators and revolutionaries who promise both equality and liberty are visionaries and charlatans." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Religious unity can look like a carnival and religious liberty can look like a funeral." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"The United States should be an asylum for the persecuted lovers of civil and religious liberty." - Thomas Paine

"Irreverence is the champion of liberty and its only sure defense." - Mark Twain

"Those who sacrifice essential liberty for temporary safety are not deserving of either liberty or safety." - Benjamin Franklin

"Liberty, Humanity, Justice, Equality" - Susan B Anthony

"The free expression of the hopes and aspirations of a people is the greatest and only safety in a sane society." - Emma Goldman

"Our motto is to work for peace based on social justice. Our mandate is to improve the condition, health and safety of workers, and our mission is universal." - David A. Morse

"Not only do happy people endure pain better and take more health and safety precautions when threatened, but positive emotions undo negative emotions." - Martin Seligman

"Boys and girls should be taught respect for each other's liberty... and that jealousy and possessiveness kill love." - Bertrand Russell

"At the tail end of the great global boom, their old richer consumers are behaving more like new poorer ones, also increasingly concerned about cost, quality, and safety." - Andrew Curry

"Gentleness brings victory to him who attacks, and safety to him who defends. Those whom Heaven would save, it fences round with gentleness." - Laozi

"There is nothing more precious to a parent than a child, and nothing more important to our future than the safety of all our children." - William J Clinton

"The only foundation for . . . a republic is to be laid in Religion. Without this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty, and liberty is the object and life of all republican governments." - Benjamin Rush

"Trade liberty for safety or money and you'll end up with neither. Liberty, like a grain of salt, easily dissolves. The power of questioning - not simply believing - has no friends. Yet liberty depends on it." - Thomas Jefferson

"The Pledge of Allegiance says "...with liberty and justice for all." What part of "all" don't you understand?" - Patricia Schroeder

"I would die to preserve the law upon a solid foundation; but take away liberty, and the foundation is destroyed." - Alexander Hamilton

"I love you more than word can wield the matter, Dearer than eye-sight, space and liberty" - William Shakespeare

"Fetters of gold are still fetters, and the softest lining can never make them so easy as liberty." - Mary Astell

"Our security is assured by our perseverance and by our sure belief in the success of liberty." - George W Bush

"Those who would give up liberty for safety deserve neither." - Benjamin Franklin

"A useful definition of liberty is obtained only by seeking the principle of liberty in the main business of human life, that is to say, in the process by which men educate their responses and learn to control their environment." - Walter Lippmann

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin

"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin

"Liberty has produced scepticism, and scepticism has destroyed liberty. The lovers of liberty thought they were leaving it unlimited, when they were only leaving it undefined. They thought they were only leaving it undefined, when they were really leaving it undefended." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"The price of liberty is, always has been, and always will be blood. The person who is not willing to die for his liberty has already lost it to the first scoundrel who is willing to risk dying to violate that person's liberty. Are you free?" - Andrew Ford

"Oh Liberty! Liberty! What crimes are committed in your name!" - Madame Roland

"Courage is what preserves our liberty, safety, life, and our homes and parents, our country and children. Courage comprises all things." - Plautus

"Not for ourselves alone, but for all humanity... Let us hasten to find the path that leads to liberty, safety, and peace for everyone." - Thomas Jefferson

"Firm, united, let us be, Rallying round our Liberty; As a band of brothers joined, Peace and safety we shall find." - Joseph Hopkinson

"The question is whether voters, particularly independents, believe that Obama truly values personal liberty and responsibility as much as the government-bought safety net." - Ron Fournier

"Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear." - Nelson Mandela

"The Angels are the dispensers and administrators of the Divine beneficence toward us. They regard our safety, undertake our defense, direct our ways, and exercise a constant solicitude that no evil befall us." - John Calvin

"In the final analysis, true justice is not a matter of courts and law books, but of a commitment in each of us to liberty and mutual respect." - Jimmy Carter

"Liberty is the great parent of science and of virtue; and a nation will be great in both in proportion as it is free." - Thomas Jefferson

"Liberte, egalite, fraternite. Liberty, equality, fraternity. Watchword of French Revolution. And bold and hard adventures t' undertake, Leaving his country for his country's sake." - Charles Fitzgeoffrey

"many men have too much Free-will, and take to themselves too free liberty now a days to advance and maintain free will." - Daniel Featley

"One has the feeling of enormous safety. You don't have the torque from the propeller. You have no noise; it's almost like little electric motors humming inside, and you feel sort of safe." - Erich Warsitz

"It may well be that we shall by a process of sublime irony have reached a state in this story where safety will be the sturdy child of terror, and survival the twin brother of annihilation." - Winston Churchill

"The business of America is not business. Neither is it war. The business of america is justice and securing the blessings of liberty." - George Will

"The value of liberty was thus enhanced in our estimation by the difficulty of its attainment, and the worth of characters appreciated by the trial of adversity." - George Washington

"Tis a common observation here that our cause is the cause of all mankind, and that we are fighting for their liberty in defending our own." - Benjamin Franklin

"Remember civil and religious liberty always go together: if the foundation of the one be sapped, the other will fall of course." - Alexander Hamilton

"No person that has enjoyed the sweets of liberty can be insensible of its infinite value, or can reflect on its reverse without horror and detestation" - Alexander Hamilton

"Liberty is slow fruit. It is never cheap; it is made difficult because freedom is the accomplishment and perfectness of man." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"He who gives up freedom for safety deserves neither." - Benjamin Franklin

"Under the law of nature, all men are born free, every one comes into the world with a right to his own person, which includes the liberty of moving and using it at his own will. This is what is called personal liberty, and is given him by the Author" - Thomas Jefferson

"[If you understood the natural rights of mankind,] [y]ou would be convinced that natural liberty is a gift of the beneficent Creator to the whole human race, and that civil liberty is founded in that, and cannot be wrested from any people without the most manifest violation of justice." - Alexander Hamilton

"This is called 'the land of the free and the home of the brave'; it is called the 'asylum of the oppressed,' and some have been foolish enough to call it the 'Cradle of Liberty.' If it is the 'Cradle of Liberty,' they have rocked the child to death." - William Wells Brown

"Liberty is one of the most precious gifts which heaven has bestowed on man; with it we cannot compare the treasures which the earth contains or the sea conceals; for liberty, as for honor, we can and ought to risk our lives; and, on for the other hand, captivity is the greatest evil that can befall man." - Miguel De Cervantes

"Patriotism is a menace to liberty." - Emma Goldman

"Liberty is the breath of progress." - Robert Green Ingersoll

"This liberty is all that I request." - William Shakespeare

"The Bible is the cornerstone of liberty." - Thomas Jefferson

"The only object of liberty is life." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Liberty consists in doing what one desires." - John Stuart Mill

"Liberty is the sovereignty of the individual." - Josiah Warren

"I have one abiding religion-human liberty." - Wole Soyinka

"Among the most inestimable of our blessings is that ... of liberty to worship our Creator in the way we think most agreeable to His will; a liberty deemed in other countries incompatible with good government and yet proved by our experience to be its best support." - Thomas Jefferson

"Liberty produces wealth, and wealth destroys liberty." - Henry Demarest Lloyd

"An evident principleis the principle of justice to all peoples and nationalities, and their right to live on equal terms of liberty and safety with one another, whether they be strong or weak." - Woodrow Wilson

"If the public safety be provided, liberty and propriety secured, justice administered, virtue encouraged, vice suppressed, and the true interest of the nation advanced, the ends of government are accomplished . . ." - Algernon Sidney

"Political freedom is, or ought to be, the best guaranty for the safety and continuance of spiritual, mental, and civil freedom. It is the combination of numbers to secure the liberty to each one." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

"Political freedom is, or ought to be, the best guaranty for the safety and continuance of spiritual, mental, and civil freedom. It is the combination of numbers to secure the liberty to each one." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton

"The first maxim of a man who loves liberty, should be never to grant to rulers an atom of power that is not most clearly and indispensably necessary for the safety and well being of society." - Richard Henry Lee

"Our Nation owes a lasting debt of gratitude to all those selfless members of our Armed Forces who have risked their own freedom and safety to defend the the lives and liberty of others." - William J Clinton

"[We should be] determined... to sever ourselves from the union we so much value rather than give up the rights of self-government... in which alone we see liberty, safety and happiness." - Thomas Jefferson

"The forces of safety are afoot in the land. I, for one, believe it is a conspiracy - a conspiracy of Safety Nazis shouting "Sieg Health" and seeking to trammel freedom, liberty, and large noisy parties. The Safety Nazis advocate gun control, vigorous exercise, and health foods. The result can only be a disarmed, exhausted, and half-starved population ready to acquiesce to dictatorship of some kind." - P. J. O'Rourke

"Empire and liberty." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"He who would trade liberty for some temporary security, deserves neither liberty nor security." - Benjamin Franklin

"Those who give up their liberty for more security neither deserve liberty nor security." - Benjamin Franklin

"The flag is a flag of liberty of opinion as well as of political liberty." - Woodrow Wilson

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. This sentence was much used in the Revolutionary period. It occurs even so early as November, 1755, in an answer by the Assembly of Pennsylvania to the Governor, and forms the motto of Franklin's "Historical Review," 1759, appearing also in the body of the work. -Frothingham: Rise of the Republic of the United States, p. 413." - Benjamin Franklin

"It equally proves, that though individual oppression may now and then proceed from the courts of justice, the general liberty of the people can never be endangered from that quarter; I mean so long as the judiciary remains truly distinct from both the legislature and the Executive. For I agree, that "there is no liberty, if the power of judging be not separated from the legislative and executive powers." And it proves, in the last place, that as liberty can have nothing to fear from the judiciary alone, but would have every thing to fear from its union with either of the other departments..." - Alexander Hamilton

"Our Founding Fathers understood that our country would survive and flourish if our Nation was committed to good character and an unyielding dedication to liberty and justice for all." - George W Bush

"Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens. They are the most vigorous, the most independent, the most virtuous and they are tied to their country and wedded to its liberty and interests by the most lasting bands." - Thomas Jefferson

"A Bible and a newspaper in every house, a good school in every district; all studied and appreciated as they merit; are the principal support of virtue, morality, and civil liberty." - Benjamin Franklin

"Government has no right to control individual liberty beyond what is necessary to the safety and well-being of society. Such is the boundary which separates the power of the government and the liberty of the citizen or subject in the political state." - John C Calhoun

"We are called the nation of inventors. And we are. We could still claim that title and wear its loftiest honors if we had stopped with the first thing we ever invented, which was human liberty." - Mark Twain

"It is proved out of the holy scriptures that an unregenerate man is altogether destitute of the power and liberty of his will, in those things that pertain to faith and salvation." - Peter du Moulin

"Government is frequently and aptly classed under two descriptions-a government of force, and a government of laws; the first is the definition of despotism-the last, of liberty." - Alexander Hamilton

"By liberty I mean the assurance that every man shall be protected in doing what he believes to be his duty against the influences of authority and majorities, custom and opinion." - Lord Acton

"In every man's mind the good seeds of liberty are planted, and he who brings his fellow down so low, as to make him contented with a condition of slavery, commits the highest crime against God and man." - Henry Highland Garnet

""Perfection of means and confusion of goals seem to characterize our age. If we desire sincerely and passionately the safety, the welfare and the free development of the talents of all men, we shall not be in want of the means to approach such a state."" - Albert Einstein

"Nearly all Americans have ancestors who braved the oceans-liberty-loving risk takers in search of an ideal-the largest voluntary migrations in recorded history. Across the Pacific, across the Atlantic, they came from every point on the compass-many passing beneath the Statue of Liberty-with fear and vision, with sorrow and adventure, fleeing tyranny or terror, seeking haven, and all seeking hope...Immigration is not just a link to America's past; it's also a bridge to America's future." - George H W Bush

"It clearly follows that to make men moral it is necessary to make their social environment moral. And that can be done in only one way; by assuring the triumph of justice, that is, the complete liberty of everyone in the most perfect equality for all. Inequality of conditions and rights, and the resulting lack of liberty for all, is the great collective iniquity begetting all individual iniquities." - Mikhail Bakunin

"Flowers are lovely; love is flower-like; Friendship is a sheltering tree; Oh the joys that came down shower-like, Of friendship, love, and liberty, Ere I was old!" - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"The human race in the course of time has taken the liberty of softening and softening Christianity until at last we have contrived to make it exactly the opposite of what it is in the New Testament..." - Soren Kierkegaard

"The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the Republican model of Government, are justly considered as deeply, perhaps as finally staked, on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people." - George Washington

"Let every American, every lover of liberty, every well wisher to his posterity, swear by the blood of the Revolution, never to violate in the least particular, the laws of the country; and never to tolerate their violation by others." - Abraham Lincoln

"Man has lost the basic skill of the ape, the ability to scratch its back. Which gave it extraordinary independence, and the liberty to associate for reasons other than the need for mutual back-scratching." - Jean Baudrillard

"Without authority there is no liberty. Freedom is doomed to destruction at every turn, unless there is a recognized right to freedom. And if there are rights, there is an authority to which we appeal for them." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"The man of the true religious tradition understands two things: liberty and obedience. The first means knowing what you really want. The second means knowing what you really trust." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Every time one of us starts talking about more effective immigration controls, somebody else throws up the Statue of Liberty, how we're a nation of immigrants and all of that. The debate takes on tinges of racism, emotion." - Alan K Simpson

"Americans, both politicians and voters, may have become corrupted by big government beyond redemption. A virtuous government requires a virtuous people. A frugal government requires a self-reliant people. A free country requires people who value liberty more than money." - Charley Reese

"Morality is always the product of terror; its chains and strait-waistcoats are fashioned by those who dare not trust others, because they dare not trust themselves, to walk in liberty." - Aldous Huxley

"Let us remember that we can do these things not just because of wealth or power, but because of who we are: one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." - Barack Obama

"Discipline must come through liberty. . . . We do not consider an individual disciplined only when he has been rendered as artificially silent as a mute and as immovable as a paralytic. He is an individual annihilated, not disciplined." - Maria Montessori

"It is our duty to pay for our liberty with our own blood. The freedom that we shall win through our sacrifice and exertions, we shall be able to preserve with our own strength." - Subhas Chandra Bose

"But you must remember, my fellow-citizens, that eternal vigilance by the people is the price of liberty, and that you must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing." - Andrew Jackson

"Those who follow the banners oreason are like the well-disciplined battalions which, wearing a more sober uniform and making a less dazzling show than the light troops commanded by imagination, enjoy more safety, and even more honor, in the conflicts ohuman life." - Walter Scott

"When the dust settles and the pages of history are written, it will not be the angry defenders of intolerance who have made the difference. The reward will go to those who dared to step outside the safety of their privacy in order to expose and rout the prevailing prejudices." - John Shelby Spong

"Such a man the times have demanded, and such, in the providence of God was given us. But he is gone. Let us strive to deserve, as far as mortals may, the continued care of Divine Providence, trusting that, in future national emergencies, He will not fail to provide us the instruments of safety and security." - Abraham Lincoln

"Let me remind you that you have a two-fold task to perform. With the force of arms and at the cost of your blood you will have to win liberty. Then, when India is free, you will have to organize the permanent army of Free India, whose task it will be to preserve our liberty for all time. We must build up our national defense on such an unshakable foundation that never again in our history shall we lose our freedom." - Subhas Chandra Bose

"Between safety and adventure I choose adventure." - Craig Ferguson

"safety and love are both illusions!" - Eric Jerome Dickey

"In peace prepare for war, in war prepare for peace. The art of war is of vital importance to the state. It is matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence under no circumstances can it be neglected." - Sun Tzu

"It is as if evolution has built a safety device in our nervous system that allows us to experience full happiness only when we are living at 100%-when we are fully using the physical and mental equipment we have been given." - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

"This does not mean that the enemy is to be allowed to escape. The object is to make him believe that there is a road to safety, and thus prevent his fighting with the courage of despair. After that, you may crush him." - Sun Tzu

"Ideology is not the product of thought; it is the habit or the ritual of showing respect for certain formulas to which, for various reasons having to do with emotional safety, we have very strong ties of whose meaning and consequences in actuality we have no clear understanding." - Lionel Trilling

"Knowledge is power but only wisdom is liberty." - Will Durant

"Liberty is the breath of life to nations." - George Bernard Shaw

"Money for me has only one sound: liberty." - Coco Chanel

"The basis of a democratic state is liberty" - Aristotle

"The eagle has no liberty; he only has loneliness." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Without equality, I say, there cannot be liberty." - Harold Laski

"Those Who Sacrifice Liberty For Security Deserve Neither." - Benjamin Franklin

"All who love Liberty are enemies of the state." - Karl Hess

"If you sacrifice liberty for security, you will lose both." - Ron Paul

"A standing army is a standing menace to liberty." - Voltairine de Cleyre

"Liberty is a different kind of pain from prison." - T S Eliot

"A land without memories is a people without liberty." - Robert E Lee

"Light and liberty go together." - Thomas Jefferson

"Liberty and responsibility are inseparable." - Friedrich August von Hayek

"Liberty is the condition of duty, the guardian of conscience. It grows as conscience grows. The domains of both grow together. Liberty is safety from all hindrances, even sin. So that Liberty ends by being Free Will." - John Acton

"Order without liberty and liberty without order are equally destructive." - Theodore Roosevelt

"You will either step forward into growth or you will step back into safety." - Abraham Maslow

"The dream acts as a safety-valve for the over-burdened brain." - Sigmund Freud

"He was so crooked, you could have used his spine for a safety-pin." - Dorothy L Sayers

"Freedom is not defined by safety. Freedom is defined by the ability of citizens to live without government interference. Government cannot create a world without risks, nor would we really wish to live in such a fictional place. Only a totalitarian society would even claim absolute safety as a worthy ideal, because it would require total state control over its citizens" lives. Liberty has meaning only if we still believe in it when terrible things happen and a false government security blanket beckons." - Ron Paul

"Freedom is not defined by safety. Freedom is defined by the ability of citizens to live without government interference. Government cannot create a world without risks, nor would we really wish to live in such a fictional place. Only a totalitarian society would even claim absolute safety as a worthy ideal, because it would require total state control over its citizens' lives. Liberty has meaning only if we still believe in it when terrible things happen and a false government security blanket beckons." - Ron Paul

"Refugee problems may often seem intractable but they are not insoluble. In our experience there are two basic prerequisites for solution: the political will of leaders to tackle the causes and to settle for peace, and international determination to push for peace and then to consolidate it. Consolidating peace means helping societies emerging from war to reintegrate refugees in safety and dignity, to rebuild their institutions - including in the field of justice and human rights - and to resume their economic development." - Sadako Ogata

"Safety and the assurance of safety are things of the past." - Bram Stoker

"My safety and my family's safety are not guaranteed even now." - Chen Guangcheng

"That all men are by nature equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into a state of society, they cannot by any compact deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety." - George Mason

"I have never believed we had to choose between either a clean and safe environment or a growing economy. Protecting the health and safety of all Americans doesn't have to come at the expense of our economy's bottom line. And creating thriving companies and new jobs doesn't have to come at the expense of the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, or the natural landscape in which we live. We can, and indeed must, have both." - William J Clinton

"Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day. It is a choice based on the knowledge that we belong to God and have found in God our refuge and our safety and that nothing, not even death, can take God away from us. Joy is the experience of knowing that you are unconditionally loved and that nothing-sickness, failure, emotional distress, oppression, war, or even death-can take that love away...." - Henri Nouwen

"All men are created equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights, of which they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity; among which are the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing the obtaining of happiness and safety." - George Mason



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