"God grants liberty only to those who love it,
and are always ready to guard and defend it."
Daniel Webster
(1782-1852) US Senator
Bookmark and Share  
Reader comments about this quote:
 -- Leo, Kensington MD      
I'm not sure of the actual number (various numbers have been claimed - always less than 5%) but, just a comparative handful of individuals brought forth the Christian nation that was governed by the laws of Nature's God; granting liberty to more than just those who loved it. As man litigated from there, claiming to be the supreme authority and maker of law, the number of those who truly love, or even have the slightest inkling of that which is liberty has dwindled drastically. King George's wars are not to guard or defend liberty.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
  • 1
    This thinking has been the downfall of civilization and will continue so until we are gone and will just be a dirty memory in the history of Earth - Earth definitely needs another Krishna if we are to save ourselves and obtain true Liberty.
     -- Robert, Sarasota     
    God has nothing to do with it. Our government was formed by the people for the people--not that we live up to that blessed mandate, but an interventionist god is a very limited idea of what god preoccupies herself with.
     -- EGL, LA     
    Right on Robert & EGL. I do give this one as I do agree that to have liberty one must guard and defend it... which is to say that one should not start wars with innocent bystanders (even if they are bullies) while ignoring the bully who is taunting you...
     -- Anonymous, Reston, VA US     
    Another vote for utter nonsense.
     -- Dick, Trice     
    God grants liberty to everyone who asks for it. It is the liberty of the spirit that even a slave can have. If we want liberty for our bodies, then it is ours to take and defend by force as necessary.
     -- Ken, Allyn, WA     
  • 1
    1 Corinthians 7:22.
     -- David L Rosenthal     
    'God' taken in the liberal sense (classic liberalism) allows for multiple interpretations. The word could be substituted with 'Nature' or that 'inalienable' force from which we claim our 'rights'. The fact does remain, however, that in a predatory world (humans are predators at the top of the food chain) liberty must be defended against those that endeavor to yoke us (a human trait found throughout recorded history).
     -- E Archer, NYC     
  • 1
     -- Logan, Memphis, TN      
    Nice qote but I'm not sure how true it is.There are many who take liberty of our liberties.What will "God" say of them ?
     -- Me Again     
     -- P.M.      
    1 Corinthians 7:22
     -- me, here     
     -- Al, Huntington Station      
    Mr. Daniel Webster, puts the truth in an eloquent, to the point way. One must free the mind then the body. For those who have taken an OATH to covenant, the price is in the balance. Mr. Webster's interjection of God, adds great gravity to his " forcible right words." To some an OATH is more than just words. Lukewarm, half hearted won't get the job done !
    Semper Fi, Now and Forever. With all thine Heart, Trust in God, the grantor of ( his ) Liberty and Freedom
    @Me Again, let God sort out his own. I am not judged of Your action, nor you of mine, whether I drink, dance, smoke, or play cards !!!!! Has nothing to do with my Liberty ! Let your moderation be made known. I will do the same ! The Statement, is without a doubt absolutely true !
    Semper Fi
     -- Ronw13, Yachats Or     
    Rate this quote!
    How many stars?

    What do YOU think?
    Your name:
    Your town:

    More Quotations
    Get a Quote-A-Day! Free!
    Liberty Quotes sent to your mail box.
    RSS Subscribe
    Quotes & Quotations - Send This Quote to a Friend

    © 1998-2022 Liberty-Tree.ca