Liberty Quotations

The value of liberty; the cause of liberty. 

Here are some quotations I've compiled on liberty. Please read them all; maybe memorize a few.

"Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty."
God, II Corinthians (ch. III, v. 17)

"The love of liberty with life is given, And life itself the inferior gift of Heaven."
John Dryden

"Liberty is the only thing you cannot have unless you are willing to give it to others."
William Allen White

"I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy."
John Adams

"The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time."
Thomas Jefferson, 1774

"Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people, who have... a right, an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible, divine right to that most dreaded and envied kind of knowledge, I mean the characters and conduct of their rulers."
John Adams

"I would fight for my liberty so long as my strength lasted, and if the time came for me to go, the Lord would let them take me."
Harriet Tubman

"Where liberty dwells, there is my country."
Benjamin Franklin

"Be not intimidated... nor suffer yourselves to be wheedled out of your liberties by any pretense of politeness, delicacy, or decency. These, as they are often used, are but three different names for hypocrisy, chicanery and cowardice."
John Adams

"Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost."
John Quincy Adams

"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds."
Samuel Adams

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

"Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof."
Words on the Liberty Bell

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

"All might be free if they valued freedom, and defended it as they should."
Samuel Adams

"Our attachment to no nation upon earth should supplant our attachment to liberty."
Thomas Jefferson, 1775

"I would rather be exposed to the inconveniencies attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it." (to Archibald Stuart, B.22.436)
Thomas Jefferson, 1791