quotes tagged with 'liberty', page 6

[S]tatism is but socialized dishonesty; it is feathering the nests of some with feathers coercively plucked from others on the grand scale. There is no moral difference between the act of a pickpocket and the progressive income tax or any other social program.

Author: Leonard Read, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government statism tyranny socialism dishonesty incometax pickpocket leonardread 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

A State which dwarfs its men, in order that they may be more docile instruments in its hands even for beneficial purposes will find that with small men no great thing can really be accomplished.

Author: John Stuart Mill, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government tyranny state great accomplishments small johnstuartmill 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Washington is not America. It has become an alien city-state that rules America, and much of the rest of the world, in the way that Rome ruled the Roman Empire.

Author: Richard J. Maybury, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty america america tyranny rome washingtondc romanempire richardjmaybury 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The worst forms of tyranny, or certainly the most successful ones, are not those we rail against but those that so insinuate themselves into the imagery of our consciousness, and the fabric of our lives, as not to be perceived as tyranny.

Author: Michael Parenti, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty freedom tyranny subtle michaelparenti 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Fight and you may die. Run and you'll live, at least a while. And, dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willing to trade all the days from this day to that for one chance -- just one chance -- to come back here and tell our enemies, that they may take our lives, but they'll never take our freedom!

Author: William Wallace, Source: Mel Gibson, "Braveheart"Saved by ImaWriterIII in liberty fight freedom tyranny die live williamwallace braveheart melgibson 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves, and, under a just God cannot long retain it.

Author: Abraham Lincoln, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty freedom tyranny abrahamlincoln 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Liberty is always unfinished business.

Author: Anonymous, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty anonymous unfinished 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The cure for evil and disorder is more liberty, not suppression.

Author: Alexander Berkman, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty evil cure disorder suppression alexanderberkman 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

In our desire to have government become our benefactor and sustainer, we have allowed it to become our taskmaster and overlord. As a result, we have become little more than well-fed, well-entertained slaves to the state. Freedom, as envisioned by our forefathers, is gone.

Author: Chuck Baldwin, Source: 2001Saved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government freedom slavery tyranny foundingfathers slaves benefactor sustainer taskmaster overlord chuckbaldwin 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

Author: Voltaire, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty freedom voltaire 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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