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"Let us unite them together in one supreme power which shall govern us all according to wise laws, protect us and defend all members of the association, repulse common enemies, and maintain us in everlasting concord... All ran towards their chains believing that they were securing their liberty, for although they had reason enough to discern the advantages of a civil order, they did not have the experience enough to foresee the dangers."
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
"What is liberty without...virtue? It is...madness, without restraint.
Men are qualified for liberty in exact proportion to their disposition
to put moral chains upon their own appetites."
Edmund Burke
(Liberty) is indeed little less than a name, where the Government is too feeble to withstand the enterprises of faction, to confine each member of society within the limits prescribed by the law, and to maintain all in the secure and tranquil enjoyme
George Washington
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
A well-governed appetite is a great part of liberty
All government, of course, is against liberty.
Henry Louis Mencken
All men have equal rights to liberty, to their property, and to the protection of the laws
Among a people generally corrupt, liberty cannot long exist
Edmund Burke
Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.
Benjamin Franklin
As Mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality.
George Washington
But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.
Edmund Burke
Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty and dies with chaos
Will Durant
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
Thomas Jefferson
Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty; power is ever stealing from the many to the few
Wendell Phillips
For freemen like brothers agree; With one spirit endured, they one friendship pursued, And their temple was Liberty Tree
Thomas Paine
Free people, remember this maxim: We may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from opposition; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach himself.
Thomas Paine
I prefer liberty with danger than peace with slavery
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
I would rather belong to a poor nation that was free than to a rich nation that had ceased to be in love with liberty.
Woodrow T. Wilson
If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in government to the utmost.
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