Saturday, July 4, 2015

A few thoughts about liberty.....................

“Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of Liberty.” 
-Thomas Jefferson

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

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

“The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty.” 
-James Madison

“Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.” 
-Benjamin Franklin

“Liberty is never unalienable; it must be redeemed regularly with the blood of patriots or it always vanishes. Of all the so-called natural human rights that have ever been invented, liberty is least likely to be cheap and is never free of cost.” 
-Robert A. Heinlein

“There can be no liberty for a community which lacks the means by which to detect lies.” 
-Walter Lippmann

“Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding."
-Louis D. Brandeis

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