What more felicity can fall to creature, than to enjoy delight with liberty?
Whenever we take away the liberties of those whom we hate we are opening the way to loss of liberty for those we love.
Liberty is the soul's right to breathe and, when it cannot take a long breath, laws are girdled too tight.
Henry Ward Beecher
Show me the country that has no strikes and I'll show you the country in which there is no liberty.
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!
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 the government to the utmost.
In Texas, we hold very dear to intrusions against our personal liberty. We fight very hard against that.
These Scriptures, therefore, are infinitely far from justifying the slavery under consideration; for it cannot be made to appear that one in a thousand of these slaves has done any thing to forfeit his own liberty.
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.
Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master.