Some Quotes I Like
September 3, 2012 Leave a comment
Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Benjamin Franklin (1706 – 1790), Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Thomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826), to Archibald Stuart, 1791
It behoves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of others; or their case may, by change of circumstances, become his own.
Thomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826), Letters to Benjamin Rush, April 21, 1803
Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
George Bernard Shaw (1856 – 1950)
The history of liberty is the history of resistance. The history of liberty is a history of the limitation of governmental power, not the increase of it.
Woodrow Wilson (1856 – 1924), Address to the New York Press Club, September 9, 1912