quotes tagged with 'liberty', page 9

The war for freedom will never really be won because the price of our freedom is constant vigilance over ourselves and over our Government.

Author: Eleanor Roosevelt, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government freedom tyranny vigilance cost eleanorroosevelt 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.

Author: Harry Emerson Fosdick, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government tyranny dangerous harryemersonfosdick 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

It is not the responsibility of the government or the legal system to protect a citizen from himself.

Author: Justice Casey Percell, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government freedom tyranny courts caseypercell 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Vices are simply the errors which a man makes in his search after his own happiness. Unlike crimes, they imply no malice toward others, and no interference with their persons or property.

Author: Lysander Spooner, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty freedom tyranny happiness vice error crime encroachment lysanderspooner encroach interfere 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.

Author: C.S. Lewis, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty freedom tyranny cslewis evil good victims robberbaron 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

In the end, more than freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all security, comfort, and freedom. When the Athenians finally wanted not to give to society but for society to give to them, when the freedom they wished for most was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free and was never free again. [on ancient Athens]

Author: Edward Gibbon, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government freedom tyranny security responsibility comfort politicalpower edwardgibbon athens 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

When the government's boot is on your throat, whether it is a left boot or a right boot is of no consequence.

Author: Gary Lloyd, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government tyranny right left garylloyd 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.

Author: H.L. Mencken, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government tyranny hlmencken decent 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Liberty is not a means to a political end. It is itself the highest political end.

Author: Lord Acton, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in politics liberty tyranny lordacton 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

It is sobering to reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence.

Author: Charles A. Beard, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty freedom tyranny foundingfathers independence dangerous charlesabeard 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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