Quotes: liberty

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  • Will Durant
    Will Durant
    American writer, historian, and philosopher 1885-1981
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    Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty, and dies with chaos.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Edmund Burke
    Edmund Burke
    English politician and philosopher 1729-1797
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    Among a people generally corrupt, liberty cannot long exist.
  • Maria Montessori
    Maria Montessori
    Italian onderwijskundige 1870-1952
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    An educational method that shall have liberty as its basis must intervene to help the child to a conquest of liberty. That is to say, his training must be such as shall help him to diminish as much as possible the social bonds which limit his activity.
  • George Washington
    George Washington
    First president of the US 1732-1799
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    Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.
  • Andrew Jackson
    Andrew Jackson
    American president (7th) 1767-1845
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    As long as our government is administered for the good of the people, and is regulated by their will; as long as it secures to us the rights of persons and of property, liberty of conscience and of the press, it will be worth defending.
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