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    The tree of liberty grows only when watered by the blood of
    tyrants.
    [Fr., L'arbre de la liberte ne croit qu'arrose par le sang des
    tyrans.]

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Absolute liberty is absence of restraint; responsibility is restraint; therefore, the ideally free individual is responsible to himself.

Absolute liberty is absence of restraint; responsibility is restraint; therefore, the ideally free individual is responsible to himself.

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The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time.

The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time.

by Thomas Jefferson Found in: Liberty Quotes,
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By physical liberty I mean the right to do anything which does not interfere with the happiness of another. By read more

By physical liberty I mean the right to do anything which does not interfere with the happiness of another. By intellectual liberty I mean the right to think wrong.

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Those who work for plant rights
don't parse parsley
nor bomb poppies
nor purchase antipeople papers.
They plant papayas,
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Those who work for plant rights
don't parse parsley
nor bomb poppies
nor purchase antipeople papers.
They plant papayas,
and peppers.
Their pulpit is the popular*
not the papal but poplars.
* not in the sense of ephemeral fame
but what the people want.

by Saiom Shriver Found in: Liberty Quotes,
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When Liberty from Greece withdrew,
And o'er the Adriatic flew,
To where the Tiber pours his urn,
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When Liberty from Greece withdrew,
And o'er the Adriatic flew,
To where the Tiber pours his urn,
She struck the rude Tarpeian rock;
Sparks were kindled by the shock--
Again thy fires began to burn.

by Henry Francis Cary Found in: Liberty Quotes,
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What light is to the eyes--what air is to the lungs--what love is to the heart, liberty is to the read more

What light is to the eyes--what air is to the lungs--what love is to the heart, liberty is to the soul of man.

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A great work is made out of a combination of obedience and liberty.

A great work is made out of a combination of obedience and liberty.

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

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

by John Milton Found in: Liberty Quotes,
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It behoves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of read more

It behoves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of others: or their case may, by change of circumstances, become his own.

by Thomas Jefferson Found in: Liberty Quotes,
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