Liberty Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old liberty quotes, liberty sayings, and liberty proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom - and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech. Benjamin Franklin
A nation may lose its liberties in a day and not miss them in a century. Baron de Montesquieu
Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech. Benjamin Franklin
Liberty is not collective, it is personal. All liberty is individual liberty. Calvin Coolidge
Socialism values equality more than liberty. Dennis Prager
History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. Dwight D. Eisenhower
Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe. Edmund Burke
Equality is the soul of liberty; there is, in fact, no liberty without it. Frances Wright
Toleration and liberty are the foundations of a great republic. Frank Lloyd Wright
Emergencies' have always been the pretext on which the safeguards of individual liberty have been eroded. Friedrich August von Hayek
Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power. James Madison
Liberty is not the power of doing what we like, but the right to do what we ought. John Dalberg-Acton
Liberty and equality are captivating sounds, but they often captivate to destroy. John Tyler
Liberty is the right of every man to be honest, to think and to speak without hypocrisy. Jose Marti
Humanity has won its battle. Liberty now has a country. Marquis de Lafayette
The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time. Thomas Jefferson
A society that will trade a little liberty for a little order will lose both, and deserve neither. Thomas Jefferson
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people. They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty. Thomas Jefferson
I tell ye true, liberty is the best of all things; never live beneath the noose of a servile halter. William Wallace
The history of liberty is the history of limitations on the power of government, not the increase of it. When we resist, therefore, the concentration of power, we are resisting the processes of death, because concentration of power is what always precedes the destruction of human liberties. Woodrow Wilson