Quotation Explorer - 'Liberties'

Here are young women with more opportunities, more liberties than almost any women in history and at that moment we tell them they’re short-changed silenced victims of a patriarchy? It’s defeatist and demoralising. - Christina Hoff Sommers
Promise me no promises, So will I not promise you: Keep we both our liberties, Never false and never true: Let us hold the die uncast, Free to come as free to go: For I cannot know your past, And of mine what can you know? - Christina Rossetti
I care about a lot of issues. I care about libraries, I care about healthcare, I care about homelessness and unemployment. I care about net neutrality and the steady erosion of our liberties both online and off. I care about the rich/poor divide and the rise of corporate business. - Sara Sheridan
I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. - Thomas Jefferson
The proposition that the people are the best keepers of their own liberties is not true. They are the worst conceivable, they are no keepers at all; they can neither judge, act, think, or will, as a political body. - John Adams
Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties. - John Milton
Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties. - Abraham Lincoln
In no instance have the churches been guardians of the liberties of the people. - James Madison
If the liberties of the American people are ever destroyed, they will fall by the hands of the clergy. - Marquis De Lafayette
they're so fond of Liberty in this part of the globe, that they buy her and sell her and carry her to market with 'em. They've such a passion for Liberty, that they can't help taking liberties with her. - Charles Dickens
You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom. You can only be free if I am free. - Clarence Darrow
People should know better than to be an ass in front of writers. We immortalize things. Lots of things. And we take liberties with character descriptions. - Michelle M. Pillow
Show me that age and country where the rights and liberties of the people were placed on the sole chance of their rulers being good men, without a consequent loss of liberty? - Patrick Henry
You can protect your liberties in this world only by protecting the other man's freedom. You can be free only if I am free. - Clarence Darrow
The Godless would deny and destroy human rights .... the liberties of a nation cannot be secure when belief in God is abandoned.
A primary object should be the education of our youth in the science of government. In a republic, what species of knowledge can be equally important? And what duty more pressing than communicating it to those who are to be the future guardians of the liberties of the country? - George Washington
I am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women, and heterosexual men and women marrying another are entitled to the same exact rights, all the civil rights, all the civil liberties. And quite frankly, I don't see much of a distinction beyond that. - Joe Biden
Tyranny is the exercise of some power over a man, which is not warranted by law, or necessary for the public safety. A people can never be deprived of their liberties, while they retain in their own hands, a power sufficient to any other power in the state. - Noah Webster
How absurd men are! They never use the liberties they have, they demand those they do not have. They have freedom of thought, they demand freedom of speech. - Søren Kierkegaard
Liberties aren't given, they are taken. - Aldous Huxley
Power tempts even the best of men to take liberties with the truth. - Joseph Sobran
No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffused and virtue is preserved. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauched in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders. - Samuel Adams
I believe in a relatively equal society, supported by institutions that limit extremes of wealth and poverty. I believe in democracy, civil liberties, and the rule of law. That makes me a liberal, and I’m proud of it. - Paul Krugman
All Socialism is Democratic Socialism. Socialist nations take away civil liberties by referendum. - A.E. Samaan
Congress may carry on the most wicked and pernicious of schemes under the dark veil of secrecy. The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them. - Patrick Henry
I do not have respect for you who takes advantage of the soul that is kind and giving, for it is you who takes such liberties that becomes the ultimate fool. - C.C. Franklin
That the military have the power to manipulate personal liberties while cocking a snook at justice and freedom in Balochistan is a fact. - Nilantha Ilangamuwa
All those who seek to destroy the liberties of a democratic nation ought to know that war is the surest and shortest means to accomplish it. - Alexis de Tocqueville
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