Quotes: liberty

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  • John F. Kennedy
    John F. Kennedy
    American politician 1917-1963
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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.
  • Thomas Paine
    Thomas Paine
    English-born American political activist, philosopher, political theor 1737-1809
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    When men yield up the privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon.
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    French writer and philosopher 1712-1778
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    A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
  • Francis Picabia
    Francis Picabia
    French painter and poet 1878-1953
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    A free spirit takes liberties even with liberty itself.
  • A liberty subject to law and subordinate to the common welfare.
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Benjamin Disraeli
    English statesman and writer 1804-1881
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    A university should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning.
  • Walter Lippmann
    Walter Lippmann
    American writer, reporter, and political commentator 1889-1974
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    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.
  • Seneca
    Seneca
    Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.
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    A well governed appetite is the greater part of liberty.
  • Henry Brooks Adams
    Henry Brooks Adams
    American historian 1838-1918
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    Absolute liberty is absence of restraint; responsibility is restraint; therefore, the ideally free individual is responsible to himself.
  • Abuse is the very hallmark of liberty.
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate.
  • Barbara Amiel
    Barbara Amiel
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    All share complicity in the destruction of that much under-rated phenomenon called liberty.
  • Ben Nelson
    Ben Nelson
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    Amending the U.S. Constitution, the document most sacred to those who love freedom and liberty, is a delicate endeavor and should be done only on the basis of the most clear and convincing evidence that a proposed amendment is necessary.
  • America stands for individual liberty, but that means an ordered liberty.
  • Bill Clinton
    Bill Clinton
    President of the US 1946-
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    American and Israel share a special bond. Our relationship is unique among all nations. Like America, Israel is a strong democracy, a symbol of freedom, and an oasis of liberty, a home to the oppressed and persecuted.
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