quotes tagged with 'liberty', page 8

Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purposes are beneficial the greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding.

Author: Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis, Source: 1928Saved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government experience understanding beneficial encrocahment zeal louisdbrandeis 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Virtually all reasonable laws are obeyed, not because they are the law, but because reasonable people would do that anyway. If you obey a law simply because it is the law, that's a pretty likely sign that it shouldn't be a law.

Author: Unknown, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty tyranny obedience laws unknown reasonable 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Left-wing politicians take away your liberty in the name of children and of fighting poverty, while right-wing politicians do it in the name of family values and fighting drugs. Either way, government gets bigger and you become less free.

Author: Harry Browne, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government tyranny children family drugs poverty politicians liberals conservatives leftwing rightwing harrybrowne 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not sufficient warrant.

Author: John Stuart Mill, Source: 1859Saved by ImaWriterIII in liberty protection good politicalpower johnstuartmill 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The strength of the Constitution, lies in the will of the people to defend it.

Author: Thomas Edison, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in constitution liberty defend people citizens thomasedison 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]

Whenever is found what is called a paternal government, there is found state education. It has been discovered that the best way to ensure implicit obedience is to commence tyranny in the nursery.

Author: Benjamin Disraeli, Source: 1874Saved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government tyranny socialism obedience state socialist benjamindisraeli 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Here's your enemy for this week, the government says. And some gullible Americans click their heels and salute often without knowing who or even where the enemy of the week is.

Author: Charley Reese, Source: 1998Saved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government tyranny enemy politicalpower gullible 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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