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Give me the liberty to know, to think, to believe, and to utter freely according to conscience, above all other liberties.

Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses, yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door.

God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it. See quote detail

He is the freeman whom the truth makes free, and all are slaves beside.

I am an aristocrat. I love liberty; I hate equality.

I have always in my own thought summed up individual liberty, and business liberty, and every other kind of liberty, in the phrase that is common in the sporting world, "A free field and no favor."

If liberty with law is fire on the hearth, liberty without law is fire on the floor.

If the true spark of religious and civil liberty be kindled, it will burn. Human agency cannot extinguish it. Like the earth's central fire, it may be smothered for a time; the ocean may overwhelm it; mountains may press it down; but its inherent and unconquerable force will heave both the ocean and the land, and at some time or another, in some place or another, the volcano will break out and flame to heaven.

If we must accept fate, we are not less compelled to assert liberty, the significance of the individual, the grandeur of duty, the power of character. - We are sure, though we know not how, that necessity does comport with liberty, the individual with the world, my polarity with the spirit of the times.

Interwoven is the love of liberty with every ligament of the heart.

Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!

It is foolish to strive with what we cannot avoid; we are born subjects, and to obey God is perfect liberty; he that does this, shall be free, safe, and quiet; all his actions shall succeed to his wishes.

It is harder to preserve than to obtain liberty.

It is impossible to mentally or socially enslave a Bible-reading people. The principles of the Bible are the ground work of human freedom.

Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable.

Liberty can not be preserved without a general knowledge among the people.

Liberty cannot be caged into a charter and handed on ready-made to the next generation. Each generation must recreate liberty for its own times. Whether or not we establish freedom rests with ourselves.

Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith.

Liberty consists in the power of doing that which is permitted by the law.

Liberty consists in the right which God has given us, of doing, getting, and enjoying all the good in our power, according to the laws of God, of the State, and of our conscience. - True liberty, therefore, can never interfere with the duties, rights, and interests of others.


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