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Liberty Quotes

We hope you find inspiration in these Liberty Quotes from our large collection of quotes.

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

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They who can give up essential liberty
to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety.
- Benjamin Franklin

He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that.
- John Stuart Mill, On Liberty (1859)

I know my country has not perfected itself.
At times, we've struggled to keep the promise of liberty
and equality for all of our people.
We've made our share of mistakes, and there are times
when our actions around the world have not lived up to our best intentions.
- Barack Obama

 

Equality is the soul of liberty; there is,
in fact, no liberty without it.
- Frances Wright

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

Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.
- Khalil Gibran

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It is difficult to discern a serious threat to religious
liberty from a room of silent,
thoughtful schoolchildren.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

The tree of liberty needs to be watered from time to
time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
- Lyn Nofziger

If liberty and equality, as is thought by some,
are chiefly to be found in democracy,
they will be best attained when all persons alike share
in government to the utmost.
- Aristotle

Seek freedom and become captive of your desires.
Seek discipline and find your liberty.
- Frank Herbert

I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice!
And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
- Barry Goldwater

Liberty is to the collective body, what health is to every individual body.
Without health no pleasure can be tasted by man;
without liberty,
no happiness can be enjoyed by society.
- Henry St.
John

I am an aristocrat.
I love liberty; I hate equality.
- John Randolph

Equality, rightly understood as our founding fathers understood it,
leads to liberty and to the emancipation of creative differences;
wrongly understood,
as it has been so tragically in our time,
it leads first to conformity and then to despotism.
- Barry Goldwater

Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent,
a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to
the proposition that all men are created equal.
- Abraham Lincoln

Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.
- Edward Everett

Educate and inform the whole mass of the people ...
They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
- Thomas Jefferson

Whether in chains or in laurels, liberty knows nothing but victories.
- Douglas MacArthur

Peace is liberty in tranquillity.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

A person cannot love a plant after he has pruned it,
then he has either done a poor job or is devoid of emotion.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey

When the traveler goes alone he gets acquainted with himself.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are rich only through what we give,
and poor only through what we refuse.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Give thanks for the rain in your life
which waters the flowers of your soul.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In our willingness to give that which we seek,
we keep the abundance of the universe circulating in our lives.
- Deepak Chopra

Our world is magnificent - all of it.
Rejoice and give thanks.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh, for the touch of a hand
and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

Forgive and give as if it were your last opportunity.
Love like there's no tomorrow, and if tomorrow comes, love again.
- Max Lucado

All we are saying is give peace a chance.
- John Lennon

Give the world the best you have
and it may never be enough.
Give the world your best anyway.
- Mother Teresa

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,
places to play in and pray in,
where nature may heal and cheer
and give strength to the body and soul.
- John Muir

We all have our thorns. We, and Life, have our moments.
Life occurs before our morning coffee.
Life occurs in our bathrobe with our hair uncombed.
Bless and give thanks for All of Life - the bloom and the thorns.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act
is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks
for everything that happens to you,
knowing that every step forward is a step toward
achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
- Brian Tracy

Take time to laugh.
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to think.
It is the source of power.
Take time to play.
It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take time to read.
It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray.
It is the greatest power on Earth.
Take time to love and be loved.
It is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be friendly.
It is the road to happiness.
Take time to give.
It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work.
It is the price of success.
- Anonymous

What I know for sure is that
what you give comes back to you.
- Oprah Winfrey

We make a living by what we get.
We make a life by what we give.
- Winston Churchill

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For every minute you remain angry,
you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Today... Give thanks for the miracles -
Give thanks for the love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are formed and molded by our thoughts.
Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts
give joy when they speak or act.
Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.
- The Buddha

Give yourself the gift of forgiving
everyone you are angry with -
for every action you resent.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are two lasting bequests we can give our children
One is roots, the other is wings.
- Hodding Carter

I will dance a little.
I will move with the wind.
I will give my body to my love and celebrate
that we have substance beyond the idea of ourselves.
We can move. We can touch. This is my physical exclamation point.
This is how I can awaken my mind to the possibilities in the day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

He who can give thanks for little
will always find he has enough.
- Anonymous

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others,
you should put a good deal of thought
into the happiness that you are able to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

As we let our light shine,
we unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence actually liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

Know that the greatest gift you can give the world is your happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can't get unless you give.
And you have to give without wanting to get.
- Theodore H. White

Give me a lever long enough
and a fulcrum on which to place it,
and I shall move the world.
- Archimedes

I won't give up 'til goats sing and walruses fly.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I give you this one thought to keep -
I am with you still - I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the sweet uplifting rush,
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft starts that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone -
I am with you still in each new dawn.
- Traditional Native American Prayer

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

Sacrifice everything, and give up nothing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What is to give light must endure the burning.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

You have to accept whatever comes
and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage
and with the best that you have to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Don't ever give up.
- Anonymous

You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
- Khalil Gibran

If you have zest and enthusiasm y
ou attract zest and enthusiasm.
Life does give back in kind.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Never give up on the most important goals in your life.
Never give up on your life purpose.
Never give up on your core values.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there
who will try to discourage you.
Don't listen to them.
The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
- Sidney Sheldon

Never give up, for that
is just the place and time
that the tide will turn.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Maintain a balance between skepticism and faith.
Maintain a beginner mind. Be open to possibility.
Don't give in to skepticism,
but don't give in to fantasy either.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most common way people give up their power
is by thinking they don't have any.
- Alice Walker

I give thanks for both my bloom and my thorns.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Circumstances don't defeat you -
you defeat yourself when you give up.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you would take, you must first give,
this is the beginning of intelligence.
- Lao Tzu

Never give up.
- Anonymous

The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
- Sidney Sheldon


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