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Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith.
– Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, author Alexis de Tocqueville
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Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people.
– John Adams
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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. The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it.
– Nadia Boulanger
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Liberty has restraints but no frontiers.
– Lloyd George
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Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end.
– Lord Acton
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Liberty is not merely a privilege to be conferred; it is a habit to be acquired.
– David Lloyd George
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Liberty is one of the most valuable blessings that Heaven has bestowed upon mankind.
– Miguel de Cervantes
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Liberty is rendered even more precious by the recollection of servitude.
– Cicero
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Liberty is the most jealous and exacting mistress that can beguile the soul and brain of man.
– Clarence Darrow
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Liberty is the only thing you cannot have unless you are willing to give it to others.
– William Allen White
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Liberty is the possibility of doubting, the possibility of making a mistake, the possibility of searching and experimenting, the possibility of saying No to any authority--literary, artistic, philosophic, religious, social and even political.
– Ignazio Silone, The God That Failed (1950)
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Liberty is the proper end and object of authority, and cannot subsist without it; and it is liberty to that which is good, just, and honest.
– John Winthrop
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Liberty is the right to choose. Freedom is the result of the right choice.
– Anonymous
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Liberty is to faction, what air is to fire, an ailment without which it instantly expires. But it could not be a less folly to abolish liberty, which is essential to political life, because it nourishes faction, than it would be to wish the annihilation of air, which is essential to animal life, because it imparts to fire its destructive agency.
– James Madison, Federalist 10
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Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it.... While it lies there, it needs no constitution, no law, no court to save it.
– Learned Hand, jurist
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Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power.
– James Madison
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Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
– George Bernard Shaw
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Liberty will not descend to a people; a people must raise themselves to liberty; it is a blessing that must be earned before it can be enjoyed.
– Charles Caleb Colton
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Liberty without learning is always in peril learning without liberty is always in vain.
– John F. Kennedy
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Liberty without learning is always in peril; learning without liberty is always in vain.
– John F. Kennedy
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Liberty, equality - bad principles The only true principle for humanity is justice and justice to the feeble is protection and kindness.
– Henri Frdric Amiel
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Liberty, equality - bad principles! The only true principle for humanity is justice; and justice to the feeble is protection and kindness.
– Henri-Frédéric Amiel
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Liberty--liberty within the law--and civilization are inseparable, and though both were threatened we find them now secure; and there comes to Americans the profound assurance that our representative government is the highest expression and surest guaranty of both.
– Warren G. Harding
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Libraries are reservoirs of strength, grace and wit, reminders of order, calm and continuity, lakes of mental energy, neither warm nor cold, light nor dark. The pleasure they give is steady, unorgastic, reliable, deep and long-lasting. In any library in the world, I am at home, unselfconscious, still and absorbed.
– Germaine Greer
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Libraries keep the records on behalf of all humanity. ... the unique and the absurd, the wise and the fragments of stupidity.
– Vartan Gregorian
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