Quotes by pro-liberty
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French writer and philosopher 1712-1778
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Henry David Thoreau
American writer 1817-1862
Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty.
John F. Kennedy
American politician 1917-1963
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.
English-born American political activist, philosopher, political theor 1737-1809
When men yield up the privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon.
English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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.
Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.
English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
I sometimes think that the price of liberty is not so much eternal vigilance as eternal dirt.
Indians today are governed by two different ideologies. Their political ideal set in the preamble of the Constitution affirms a life of liberty, equality and fraternity. Their social ideal embodied in their religion denies them.
First president of the US 1732-1799
Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.
Political democracy cannot last unless there lies at the base of it social democracy. What does social democracy mean? It means a way of life which recognizes liberty, equality and fraternity as the principles of life.
American football player and actor 1930-
Pro football is like nuclear warfare. There are no winners, only survivors.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is inefficiency. An efficient bureaucracy is the greatest threat to liberty.
Italian writer 1805-1872
The republic, as I at least understand it, means association, of which liberty is only an element, a necessary antecedent. It means association, a new philosophy of life, a divine Ideal that shall move the world, the only means of regeneration vouchsafed to the human race.
French writer and philosopher (ps. of François Marie Arouet) 1694-1778
The true character of liberty is independence, maintained by force.
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