Liberty Quotes

Michael Bassey Johnson

If you truly want to be respected by people you love, you must prove to them
If you truly want to be respected by people you love, you must prove to them that you can survive without them.

Michael Bassey Johnson

The passage is free for those who think you are not good enough for them: at
The passage is free for those who think you are not good enough for them: at your level, I think the best option is to sit back, relax and listen to a cool music, while watching them pack out of your life, and that's when you feel the intense release from the pit of hell.

Tobias Wolff

There are very few professions in which people just sit down and think hard for five or six hours a day all by themselves. Of course it's why you want to become a writer - because you have the liberty to do that, but once you have the liberty you also have the obligation to do it.

Jim Jensen

A world of Peace and liberty is my dream

Aniruddha Sastikar

Be wary of those propagating too much about liberty, ideology, and civility; they just might be oppressors in the making.

George Gordon Byron

But words are things, and a small drop of ink,
Falling, like dew, upon a thought produces
That which makes thousands, perhaps millions think.

Henri-Frédéric Amiel

Philosophy means the complete liberty of the mind.

Henry Johnson Jr

When the media is controlled by people who runs the world, you are only going to get news that they want you to know. They will paint anther's man country's hero a tyrant, a dictator or a murderer and favor the next just to divide and conquer the people.

Bob Marley

Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life..
Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life.

Thomas Jefferson

Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of Liberty.

Emma Goldman

People have only as much liberty as they have the intelligence to want and the courage to take.

Edmund Burke

But what is liberty without wisdom and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint. Those who know what virtuous liberty is, cannot bear to see it disgraced by incapable heads, on account of their having high-sounding words in their mouths.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

The Truth is found when men (and Women) are free to pursue it.

Horace Greeley

It is impossible to enslave, mentally or socially, a bible-reading people. The principles of the bible are the groundwork of human freedom.

Herbert Agar

The truth that makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear.

Langston Hughes

True anyhow no matter how many
Liars use those words.

Albert Einstein

True human progress is based less on the inventive mind than on the conscience of such men as Brandeis.
~ Albert Einstein

Leon Trotsky

The end may justify the means as long as there is something that justifies the end.

John Stuart Mill

A person whose desires and impulses are his own - are the expression of his own nature, as it has been developed and modified by his own culture - is said to have a character. One whose desires and impulses are not his own, has no character, no more than a steam-engine has character…

John Stuart Mill

If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind.

Henry David Thoreau

Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty.

Stefan Molyneux

If you spend time with crazy and dangerous people, remember – their personalities are socially transmitted diseases; like water poured into a container, most of us eventually turn into – or remain – whoever we surround ourselves with. We can choose our tribe, but we cannot change that our tribe is our destiny.

Ayn Rand

Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of production and trade...

Mark R. Levin

I realized that conservatism was the philosophy that best suited me, with its emphasis on individual liberty, personal responsibility, and merit.

Stefan Molyneux

The world, viewed philosophically, remains a series of slave camps, where citizens – tax livestock – labor under the chains of illusion in the service of their masters.

John F. Kennedy

Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.

James Watson

I am happy that I can aid those admirable men, both living and dead, who by their pens or their tongues have aided the great cause of human liberty and universal happiness.

A.S. Neill

No teacher has the right to cure a child of making noises on a drum. The only curing that should be practiced is the curing of unhappiness.

Michael Bassey Johnson

Always remember that you were once alone, and the crowd you see in your life today are just as unecessary as when you were alone.

Patrick Henry

Give me liberty or give me death."

[From a speech given at Saint John's Church in Richmond, Virginia on March 23, 1775 to the Virginia House of Burgesses; as first published in print in 1817 in William Wirt's Life and Character of Patrick Henry.]


Why should I fear death?
If I am, then death is not.
If Death is, then I am not.
Why should I fear that which can only exist when I do not?
Long time men lay oppressed with slavish fear.
Religious tyranny did domineer.
At length the mighty one of Greece
Began to assent the liberty of man.

William Apess

The adjacent shores resounded with the alternate shouts of the sons of liberty and the groans of their parting spirits.

Frédéric Bastiat

Life, faculties, production-in other words, individuality, liberty, property-this is man. And in spite of the cunning of artful political leaders, these three gifts from God precede all human legislation, and are superior to it.

Frédéric Bastiat

...for liberty is an acknowledgment of faith in God and His works.

John Milton

No man [...] can be so stupid to deny that all men naturally were born free, being the image and resemblance of God himself.

James Madison

The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty.

Thomas Jefferson

A nation which expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, expects that which never was and never will be.

Jeffrey Tucker

There is only a certain amount of wealth in the world, this thinking goes. Economics is a matter of acquiring and allocating, not creating. This was the view of the world’s smartest people, all top philosophers and not stupid people, for many thousands of years before the age of the enlightenment. It still is.

Stefan Molyneux

Vengeance against predators is meals on wheels.

Orison Swett Marden

Books make it possible for every person born into the world to begin where the previous generation left off.

George Washington

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?

Thomas Jefferson

I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves ; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power.

Dylan Thomas

My education was the liberty I had to read indiscriminately and all the time, with my eyes hanging out.

Isabel Paterson

A tax-supported, compulsory educational system is the complete model of the totalitarian state.

George Bernard Shaw

My schooling not only failed to teach me what it professed to be teaching, but prevented me from being educated to an extent which infuriates me when I think of all I might have learned at home by myself.

Muhammad Ali Jinnah

You are free; you are free to go to your temples. You are free to go to your mosques or to any other places of worship in this State of Pakistan. You may belong to any religion, caste or creed - that has nothing to do with the business of the State.

Robert G. Ingersoll

Liberty a word without which all other words are vain.

Daniel Radcliffe

I’m an atheist, and a militant atheist when religion starts impacting on legislation.

Tiffany Madison

Of all the religions in the world, perhaps the religion of liberty is the only faith capable of purity.

Stefan Molyneux

When people have invested their identities into clichés, the only counter argument they have is 'being offended'.

Stefan Molyneux

Lies don't make you happy. They just make you lie about being happy.

Lailah Gifty Akita

God determine timing of everything;
A time to be born and a time to die.
A time to be sorrow and a time to be happy.
A time to plant and a time to harvest.
A time to search and a time to quit searching.
A time of darkness and a time of light.
A time of trouble and a time of liberation.

José Martí

We light the oven so that everyone may bake bread in it.


Humanity is not without answers or solutions regarding how to liberate itself from scenarios that invariably end with mass exterminations. Tools such as compassion, trust, empathy, love, and ethical discernment are already in our possession. The next sensible step would be to use them.

Jeffrey Tucker

People and institutions that refuse to admit error eventually discredit themselves.

Stefan Molyneux

The processing of universals is the job of the unconscious. If we feed it the opposite it breaks; when it breaks we break and the people around us break.

Ayn Rand

When men reject reason, they have no means left for dealing with one another - except brute, physical force.

Stefan Molyneux

We have won the time lottery of the last 4 billion years.

Boris Pasternak

Salvation lies not in the faithfulness to forms, but in the liberation from them.

Alexis De Tocqueville

Despotism may govern without faith, but liberty cannot.

Auliq Ice

Joy is a right and liberty of non other than me and you who struggled and fought for it and attained it at last.

Soren Kierkegaard

People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.

Nilantha Ilangamuwa

We are not subjects of an autocratic King, but are citizens of the country contributing to the advancement of our people who pay taxes out of their hard earned income.

Mahatma Gandhi

What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or in the holy name of liberty or democracy?

Thomas Jefferson

I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.

Winston S. Churchill

The power of the Executive to cast a man into prison without formulating any charge known to the law and particularly to deny him the judgement of his peers is in the highest degree odious and is the foundation of all totalitarian government whether Nazi or Communist.

Ron Paul

You have to remember, rights don't come in groups we shouldn't have 'gay rights'; rights come as individuals, and we wouldn't have this major debate going on. It would be behavior that would count, not what person belongs to what group.

Benazir Bhutto

Democracy is the best revenge.


When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty and there is nothing to fear from them then he is always stirring up some wary or other in order that the people may require a leader.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

I would give something to know for precisely whom the deeds were really done, of which it is publicly stated they were done 'for the Fatherland'.

Frankie Boyle

Immediately after his re-election [Cameron] announced: “For too long we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens so long as you obey the law we will leave you alone.” A statement so far to the right that it conceded the political centre ground to Judge Dredd.

Friedrich Hayek

Emergencies” have always been the pretext on which the safeguards of individual liberty have eroded.

Jeffrey Tucker

The instant that any government obtains a monetary printing press, it becomes a deeply dishonest government, empowered to rob people by stealth. A government with the power to print money knows no limits.

Jeffrey Tucker

Without anarchy, there would be chaos.

Stefan Molyneux

Deep pockets and empty hearts rule the world. We unleash them at our peril.

George Reisman

Liberty should be understood as freedom from the government, specifically, freedom from the initiation of physical force by the government.

Daniel Hannan

The most dangerous diminutions of freedom come from those who are convinced of their moral rectitude.

Penn Jillette

Democracy without respect for individual rights sucks. It's just ganging up against the weird kid, and I'm always the weird kid.

Albert Jay Nock

I wonder how many such men in America would know that Communism, the New Deal, Fascism, Nazism, are merely so-many trade-names for collectivist Statism, like the trade-names for tooth-pastes which are all exactly alike except for the flavouring.

Robert Higgs

Income inequality has no necessary connection with poverty, the lack of material resources for a decent life, such as adequate food, shelter, and clothing. A society with great income inequality may have no poor people, and a society with no income inequality may have nothing but poor people.

Rose Wilder Lane

No state, no government exists. What does in fact exist is a man, or a few men, in power over many men.

Ludwig Von Mises

The desire for an increase of wealth can be satisfied through exchange, which is the only method possible in a capitalist economy, or by violence and petition as in a militarist society, where the strong acquire by force, the weak by petitioning.

Eric Hoffer

The sick in soul insist that it is humanity that is sick, and they are the surgeons to operate on it. They want to turn the world into a sickroom. And once they get humanity strapped to the operating table, they operate on it with an ax.

Dr. Muhammad Abdul Mohsin

If you kill, kidnap & rape your opponents claiming that you're fighting the terrorist that is not exist!
Soon it'll be existing as you're sowing it!

Miserable Egypt!

Christopher Hitchens

The two things he most valued, which is to say liberty and equality, were not natural allies.

Stefan Molyneux

The paralysis of potential is essential to the manufacturing of victims.

Isabel Paterson

In arguing against free enterprise capitalism, the collectivist always adopts the false assumption of a fixed number of jobs in that system. Conversely, in arguing for collectivism, he always assumes that there will be as many jobs as there are workers. The government will make the jobs.

Ludwig Von Mises

No people and no part of a people shall be held against its will in a political association that it does not want.

Isabel Paterson

Poverty can be brought about by law; it cannot be forbidden by law.

Jeffrey Tucker

Someone asked me the other day if I believe in conspiracies. Well, sure. Here's one. It is called the political system. It is nothing if not a giant conspiracy to rob, trick and subjugate the population.

Nilantha Ilangamuwa

We do not have to dig deep into history to understand the reality. The examples of Saddam Hussain, who was executed after a sham trial and the case of Muammar Gaddafi, who killed after surrendering in broad daylight, have given enough factual reality to understand the painful truth.

Nilantha Ilangamuwa

Let us applaud the howls of the ignorant extremists as we stand on a knife-edge, not glad, but in acknowledgement of the bad, sad, mad gifts that the regime continue to offer us.

Nilantha Ilangamuwa

Mr. President; give me back my country. Allow people to have their humanity. If you do not do this, history will never absolve you!

Nilantha Ilangamuwa

The tyrant has power to play as long as he is the master in his surroundings.

Kevin Alan Lee

...the freedom to bear arms may be righteously rejected to encourage the preservation of all corporeal forms of life.

Benjamin Franklin

We must, indeed, all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.

Solomon Northup

...So we passed, handcuffed and in silence, through the streets of Washington, through the Captial of a nation, whose theory of government, we are told, rests on the foundation of man's inalienable right to life, LIBERTY, and the pursuit of happiness! Hail! Columbia, happy land, indeed!

Geoffrey Wood

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happy hour, the long weekend, the all-inclusive island resort, the sunny beach vacation. Happiness is somewhere else, someplace with boat drinks, some secret, distant state of bliss which if they were given would bore them in minutes.

Anthony Liccione

We are soon approaching a refined holiday, "Merry Mas," where Christ will be taken out of its context.

Stephan Attia

When a basic human need becomes a taboo, it is only a matter of time before it turns into a hideous industry.

Nancy Friday

No man can be really free in bed with a woman who is not.

Stefan Molyneux

Almost all heroism is designed to make you inert by placing it in a context that you can't possibly act on.

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