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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Great Quotes from Great People About Freedom

As we commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, and our independence from Great Britain, here are some great quotes from great people about FREEDOM.
“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” Benjamin Franklin

“Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.” Abraham Lincoln

“When the people fear the government there is tyranny, when the government fears the people there is liberty.” John Basil Barnhill

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

“My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.” Adlai Stevenson

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” Nelson Mandela

“Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of resistance.” Woodrow Wilson

“Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of citizens to keep and bear arms.” Hubert H. Humphrey

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

“The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.” Winston Churchill

“When plunder has become a way of life for a group of people living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it, and a moral code that glorifies it.” Frédéric Bastiat

“Above all, we must realize that no arsenal or no weapon in the arsenals of the world is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.”  Ronald Reagan

“None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license.”  John Milton

“Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.”  Abraham Lincoln

“Freedom can be preserved only if it is treated as a supreme principle which must not be sacrificed for particular advantages.”  Freidrich Hayek

“The truth shall make you free.”  Jesus

“To know how to free oneself is nothing; the arduous thing is to know what to do with one's freedom.”  Andre Gide

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