Liberty is the proper end and object of authority, and cannot subsist without it; and it is liberty to that which is good, just, and honest.
The bow cannot always stand bent, nor can human frailty subsist without some lawful recreation. - Miguel de Cervantes
It was reassuring to know exactly where one stood. That one stood at the end of the line was not pertinent. At least there was a line in which to subsist. - Linda Berdoll
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue. - Daniel Webster
Exercise ferments the humors, casts them into their proper channels, throws off redundancies, and helps nature in those secret distributions, without which the body cannot subsist in its vigor, nor the soul act with cheerfulness. - Joseph Addison