Give me liberty or give me death.
Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.
I know not what others may choose but, as for me, give me liberty or give me death.
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!
When the American spirit was in its youth, the language of America was different: Liberty, sir, was the primary object.
Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.
The bourgeois prefers comfort to pleasure, convenience to liberty, and a pleasant temperature to the deathly inner consuming fire.
That a man be willing, when others are so too, as far forth as for peace and defense of himself he shall think it necessary, to lay down this right to all things; and be contented with so much liberty against other men, as he would allow other men against himself.
Our homeland is the whole world. Our law is liberty. We have but one thought, revolution in our hearts.
Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.
Liberty is not the unique right of Americans or even Westerners, but is mankind's right.
We remain in Iraq because we know that sometimes liberty needs some nursing before it can grow on its own.
The notion of religious liberty is that you cannot be forced to participate in a religious ceremony that's not of your choosing simply because you're out-voted.
He has no right to his life when his duty calls him to resign it. Other men are bound... to deprive him of life or liberty, if that should appear in any case to be indispensably necessary to prevent a greater evil.
Make men wise, and by that very operation you make them free. Civil liberty follows as a consequence of this; no usurped power can stand against the artillery of opinion.
Equality, rightly understood as our founding fathers understood it, leads to liberty and to the emancipation of creative differences; wrongly understood, as it has been so tragically in our time, it leads first to conformity and then to despotism.
Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
The ultimate end of all revolutionary social change is to establish the sanctity of human life, the dignity of man, the right of every human being to liberty and well-being.
Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.
The history of liberty has largely been the history of the observance of procedural safeguards.
I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast.
The Western world, the free world, loses what it cherishes most, and that is freedom and liberty we've seen for a couple of hundred years in this grand experiment that we call democracy.