quotes tagged with 'freedom', page 5

The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.

Author: Ayn Rand, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government freedom AynRand individuals 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

So long as we need to control other people, however benign our motives, we are captive to that need. In giving them freedom, we free ourselves.

Author: Marilyn Ferguson, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in control liberty freedom tyranny marilynferguson 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

You can only be free if I am free.

Author: Clarence Darrow, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty freedom clarencedarrow 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The American heritage was one of individual liberty, personal responsibility and freedom from government … Unfortunately … that heritage has been lost.  Americans no longer have the freedom to direct their own lives … Today, it is the government that is free – free to do whatever it wants. There is no subject, no issue, no matter… that is not subject to legislation.

Author: Harry Browne, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government freedom america tyranny legislation heritage personalresponsibility harrybrowne 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Why doesn't everybody just leave everybody else the hell alone?

Author: Jimmy Durante, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty freedom tyranny jimmydurante 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Alcohol didn't cause the high crime rates of the '20s and '30s, Prohibition did.  And drugs do not cause today's alarming crime rates, but drug prohibition does.

Author: US District Judge James C. Paine, Source: addressing the Federal Bar Association in Miami, November, 1991Saved by ImaWriterIII in liberty freedom tyranny alcohol drugs crime prohibition politicalpower jamescpaine 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.

Author: Noam Chomsky, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in freedom expression noamchomsky 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The saddest epitaph which can be carved in memory of a vanished liberty is that it was lost because its possessors failed to stretch forth a saving hand while yet there was time.

Author: Justice George Sutherland, Source: 1938Saved by ImaWriterIII in liberty freedom tyranny vanished georgesutherland 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Ask not what you can do for your country; ask what your government is doing to you.

Author: Joseph Sobran, Source: 1990Saved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government freedom tyranny country josephsobran 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Liberty is the only thing you cannot have unless you are willing to give it to others.

Author: William Allen White, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty freedom tyranny williamallenwhite 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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