Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Liberty


A day, an hour of virtuous liberty is worth a whole eternity in bondage. - Joseph Addison

By physical liberty I mean the right to do anything which does not interfere with the happiness of another. - Robert Ingersoll

How false is the conception, how frantic the pursuit, of that treacherous phantom which men call Liberty: most treacherous, indeed, of all phantoms; for the feeblest ray of reason might surely show us, that not only its attainment, but its being, was impossible. There is no such thing in the universe. There can never be. The stars have it not; the earth has it not; the sea has it not; and we men have the mockery and semblance of it only for our heaviest punishment. - John Ruskin

If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. - George Orwell

Liberty is a blessing that must be earned before it can be enjoyed. - Charles Colton  

Liberty is the right of doing whatever the laws permit. - Baron de Charles Montesquieu

Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. - George Bernard Shaw

Liberty without learning is always in peril and learning without liberty is always in vain. - John F Kennedy

Mans liberty ends, and it ought to end, when that liberty becomes the curse of its neighbors. - Frederic William Farrar

Men fight for liberty and win it with hard knocks. Their children, brought up easy, let it slip away again, poor fools. And their grandchildren are once more slaves. - D. H. Lawrence

No form of liberty is worth a darn which doesn’t give us the right to do wrong now and then. - H. L. Mencken

The higher your station, the less your liberty. - Sallust

The liberty of the individual is no gift of civilization. It was greatest before there was any civilization. - Sigmund Freud

The liberty of the individual must be thus far limited; he must not make himself a nuisance to other people. - John Stuart Mill

The true charter of liberty is independence, maintained by force. - Voltaire

We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society. - Angela Davis

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