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%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof.//%Author%inscription on the Liberty Bell from Leviticus 25:10 //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%Absolute liberty is absence of restraint; responsibility is restraint; therefore, the ideally free individual is responsible to himself.//%Author%Henry Brooks Adams //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%A day, an hour, of virtuous liberty Is worth a whole eternity in bondage.//%Author%Joseph Addison//%Source%Cato (act II, sc. 1) //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%Liberty is from God; liberties, from the devil.//%Author%Berthold Auerbach //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%Liberty begets anarchy, anarchy leads to despotism, and despotism brings about liberty once again. Millions of human beings have perished without being able to make any of these systems triumph.//%Author%Honore de Balzac //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%The tree of liberty grows only when watered by the blood of tyrants. [Fr., L'arbre de la liberte ne croit qu'arrose par le sang des tyrans.]//%Author%Bertrand Barere//%Source%Speech in the Convention Nationale //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%The tidal wave of God's providence is carrying liberty throughout the globe.//%Author%Henry Ward Beecher //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.//%Author%Bible, II Corinthians//%Source%(ch. III, v. 17) //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%Liberty is to the collective body what health is to every individual body. Without health no pleasure can be tasted by man; without liberty, no happiness can be enjoyed by society.//%Author%1st Viscount Bolingbroke, Henry St. John //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%Liberty must be limited in order to be possessed.//%Author%Edmund Burke //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%Liberty, without wisdom, is license.//%Author%Edmund Burke //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%The only liberty that is valuable is a liberty connected with order; that not only exists along with order and virtue, but which cannot exist at all without them. It inheres in good and steady government, as in its substance and vital principle.//%Author%Edmund Burke //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%My vigour relents. I pardon something to the spirit of liberty.//%Author%Edmund Burke//%Source%Speech on the Conciliation of America (vol. II, p. 118) //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%Liberty's in every blow! Let us do or die.//%Author%Robert Burns//%Source%Bruce to His Men at Bannockburn //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%The love of liberty that is not a real principle of dutiful behavior to authority is as hypocritical as the religion that is not productive of a good life.//%Author%Bishop Joseph Butler //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%The wish, which ages have not yet subdued\\In man, to have no master save his mood.//%Author%Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) //%end%

%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%Eternal Spirit of the chainless Mind!\\
Brightest in dungeons, Liberty! thou art,\\
For there thy habitation is the heart--\\
The heart which love of thee alone can bind;\\
And when thy sons to fetters are consign'd--\\
To fetters and damp vault's dayless gloom,\\
Their country conquers with their martyrdom.
//%Author%Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)//%Source%Sonnet--Introductory to Prisoner of Chillon //%end%

%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%When Liberty from Greece withdrew,\\
And o'er the Adriatic flew,\\
To where the Tiber pours his urn,\\
She struck the rude Tarpeian rock;\\
Sparks were kindled by the shock--\\
Again thy fires began to burn.//%Author%Henry Francis Cary//%Source%Power of Eloquence //%end%

%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%Yes, while I stood and gazed, my temples bare,\\
And shot my being through earth, sea, and air,\\
Possessing all things with intensest love,\\
O liberty! my spirit felt thee there.//%Author%Samuel Taylor Coleridge//%Source%France--An Ode (V) //%end%

%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%Liberty is one of the choicest gifts that heaven hath bestowed upon man, and exceeds in value all the treasures which the earth contains within its bosom, or the sea covers. Liberty, as well as honor, man ought to preserve at the hazard of his life, for without it life is insupportable.//%Author%Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%The people's liberties strengthen the king's prerogative, and the king's prerogative is to defend the people's liberties.//%Author%Charles I //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%Liberty will not descend to a people, a people must raise themselves to liberty; it is a blessing that must be earned before it can be enjoyed.//%Author%Charles Caleb Colton //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%The liberty of a people consists in being governed by laws which they have made themselves, under whatsoever form it be of government; the liberty of a private man, in being master of his own time and actions, as far as may consist with the laws of God and of his country.//%Author%Abraham Cowley //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%But slaves that once conceive the glowing thought\\Of freedom, in that hope itself possess\\All that the contest calls for; spirit, strength,\\The scorn of danger, and united hearts,\\The surest presage of the good they seek.//%Author%William Cowper //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%'Tis liberty alone that gives the flower\\Of fleeting life its lustre and perfume;\\And we are weeds without it.//%Author%William Cowper//%Source%Task (bk. V, l. 446) //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%Then liberty, like day,\\Breaks on the soul, and by a flash from Heaven\\Fires all the faculties with glorious joy.//%Author%William Cowper//%Source%Task (bk. V, l. 882) //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.//%Author%John Philpot Curran//%Source%Speech, Dublin
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance.//%Author%John Philpot Curran//%Source%Speech
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%To brand man with infamy, and let him free, is an absurdity that peoples our forests with assassins.\\[Fr., Rendre l'homme infame, et le laisser libre, est une absurdite qui peuple nos forets d'assassins.]//%Author%Denis Diderot
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%The love of liberty with life is given,\\And life itself the inferior gift of Heaven.//%Author%John Dryden//%Source%Palamon and Arcite (bk. II, l. 291) //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%O liberty,\\Parent of happiness, celestial born\\When the first man became a living soul;\\His sacred genius thou.//%Author%Sir Edward Dyer //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%Liberty is a slow fruit.//%Author%Ralph Waldo Emerson //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%To open his lips is crime in a plain citizen.//%Author%Quintus Ennius //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.//%Author%Harry Emerson Fosdick //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%The sun of liberty is set; you must light up the candle of industry and economy.//%Author%Benjamin Franklin//%Source%in correspondence //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.//%Author%Benjamin Franklin //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.//%Author%Benjamin Franklin//%Source%motto to Historical Review of Pennsylvania //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%Where liberty dwells, there is my country.//%Author%Benjamin Franklin //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%Enslave the liberty of but one human being and the liberties of the world are put in peril.//%Author%William Lloyd Garrison //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%Liberty is worth whatever the best civilization is worth.//%Author%Henry Giles //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%He alone deserves liberty and life who daily must win them anew.//%Author%Johann Wolfgang von Goethe //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%If liberty with law is fire on the hearth, liberty without law is fire on the floor.//%Author%George Stillman Hillard //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%Perfect love holds the secret of the world's perfect liberty.//%Author%Josiah Gilbert Holland (used pseudonym Timothy Titcomb) //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%The doctrine that man is infinitely tough and resourceful and not easily cheated of his freedom to sin.
//%Author%George C. Homans//%Source% said on the British Broadcast System and published in the "Listener," August 16, 1956 //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%A society that will trade a little liberty for a little order will lose both, and deserve neither.//%Author%Thomas Jefferson //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%Our liberty depends on freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.//%Author%Thomas Jefferson
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave.//%Author%Thomas Jefferson //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%Where the press is free and every man able to read, all is safe.//%Author%Thomas Jefferson //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time.//%Author%Thomas Jefferson//%Source% Summary View of the Rights of British America //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%They make a rout about universal liberty, without considering that all that is to be valued, or indeed can be enjoyed by individuals, is private liberty.//%Author%Samuel Johnson//%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%They who most loudly clamour for liberty do not most liberally grant it.//%Author%Samuel Johnson//%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%As so often before, liberty has been wounded in the house of its friends. Liberty in the wild and freakish hands of fanatics has once more, as frequently in the past, proved the effective helpmate of autocracy and the twin-brother of tyranny.//%Author%Otto Hermann Kahn//%Source%Speech at the University of Wisconsin //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%The deadliest foe of democracy is not autocracy but liberty frenzied. Liberty is not foolproof. For its beneficent working it demands self-restraint, a sane and clear recognition of the practical and attainable, and of the fact that there are laws of nature which are beyond our power to change.//%Author%Otto Hermann Kahn//%Source%Speech at the University of Wisconsin //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%Liberty without learning is always in peril and learning without liberty is always in vain.//%Author%John F. Kennedy //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's throat, for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty.//%Author%Abraham Lincoln //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%Where slavery is, there liberty cannot be; and where liberty is, there slavery cannot be.//%Author%Abraham Lincoln //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%The liberty of the people, he says, whom power restrains unduly, perishes through liberty.\\[Lat., Libertas, inquit, populi quem regna coercent,\\Libertate perit.]//%Author%Lucanus (Marcus Annaeus Lucan)//%Source%Pharsalia (bk. III, 146) //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%The inescapable price of liberty is an ability to preserve it from destruction.//%Author%General Douglas MacArthur //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%Whether in chains or in laurels, liberty knows nothing but victories.//%Author%General Douglas MacArthur //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%Liberty is to faction what air is to fire, an ailment without which it instantly expires. But it could not be less folly to abolish liberty, which is essential to political life, because it nourishes faction than it would be to wish the annihilation of air, which is essential to animal life, because it imparts to fire its destructive agency.//%Author%James Madison//%Source%The Federalist (no. 10) //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%True liberty can exist only when justice is equally administered to all.//%Author%Katherine Mansfield //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%License they mean when they cry, Liberty!\\For who loves that, must first be wise and good.//%Author%John Milton//%Source%On the Detraction which followed upon my Writing Certain Treatises //%end%

%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%Justly thou abhorr'st\\
That son, who on the quiet state of men\\
Such trouble brought, affecting to subdue\\
Rational liberty; yet know withal,\\
Since thy original lapse, true liberty\\
Is lost.//%Author%John Milton//%Source%Paradise Lost (bk. XII, l. 79) //%end%

%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%Liberty is the right to do whatever the law permits.//%Author%Charles de Montesquieu (Charles-Louis de Secondat) //%end%

%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%Oh! if there be, on this earthly sphere,\\
A boon, an offering Heaven holds dear,\\
'Tis the last libation Liberty draws\\
From the heart that bleeds and breaks in her cause!//%Author%Thomas Moore//%Source%Lalla Rookh--Paradise and the Peri (st. 11) //%end%

%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%Few persons enjoy real liberty; we are all slaves to ideas or habits.//%Author%Louis Charles Alfred de Musset //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.//%Author%George Orwell//%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%Though the flame of liberty may sometimes cease to shine, the coal can never expire.//%Author%Thomas Paine //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%When men yield up the privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon.//%Author%Thomas Paine//%Source%Reflections on Titles //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%Natural liberty is the right of common upon a waste; civil liberty is the safe, exclusive, unmolested enjoyment of a cultivated enclosure.//%Author%William Paley//%Who%Archdeacon of Saragossa //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%Liberty knows nothing but victories. Soldiers call Bunker Hill a defeat; but liberty dates from it though Warren lay dead on the field.//%Author%Wendell Phillips //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%Whether in chains or in laurels, liberty knows nothing but victories.//%Author%Wendell Phillips //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%Give me again my hollow tree\\A crust of bread, and liberty!//%Author%Alexander Pope//%Source%Imitations of Horace (bk. II, satire VI, l. 220) //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%Where there is no law, but every man does what is right in his own eyes, there is the least of liberty.//%Author%Henry Martyn Robert //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%Liberty doesn't work as well in practice as it does in speeches.//%Author%Will Rogers //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%O liberty! liberty! how many crimes are committed in thy name.//%Author%Madame Jeanne Marie Phlipon de La Platiere Roland //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%O liberty! how many crimes are committed in thy name!\\ [Fr., O liberte! que de crimes on commet dans ton nom!]//%Author%Madame Jeanne Marie Phlipon de La Platiere Roland//%Source%Memoirs--Appendix //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%I tell the American people solemnly that the United States will never survive as a happy and fertile oasis of liberty surrounded by a cruel desert of dictatorship.//%Author%Franklin Delano Roosevelt//%Source%July 4, 1941, Independence Day Broadcast//%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us.//%Author%Benjamin Rush //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%Wise laws and just restraints are to a noble nation not chains, but chains of mail,--strength and defense, though something of an incumbrance.//%Author%John Ruskin //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%That treacherous phantom which men call Liberty.//%Author%John Ruskin//%Source%Seven Lamps of Architecture (ch. VIII, sect. XXI) //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%Do you wish to be free? Then above all things, love God, love your neighbor, love one another, love the common weal; then you will have true liberty.//%Author%Girolamo Savonarola //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%Reason and virtue alone can bestow liberty.//%Who%Lord Shaftesbury, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury///%Author%Anthony Ashley Cooper//%end%

%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%Headstrong liberty is lashed with woe.//%Author%William Shakespeare //%end%

%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%I must have liberty\\
Withal, as large a charter as the wind,\\
To blow on whom I please, for so fools have.//%Author%William Shakespeare//%Source%As You Like It (Jaques at II, vii) //%end%


%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%Why, headstrong liberty is lashed with woe.\\
There's nothing situate under heaven's eye\\
But hath his bound, in earth, in sea, in sky.//%Author%William Shakespeare//%Source%The Comedy of Errors (Luciana at II, i) //%end%

%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%Liberty, like chastity, once lost, can never be regained in its original purity.//%Author%Henry Wheeler Shaw//%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%If vice and corruption prevail, liberty cannot subsist; but if virtue have the advantage, arbitrary power cannot be established.//%Author%Algernon Sidney//%Who%(Sydney) //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%The only rational liberty is that which is born of subjection, reared in the fear of God and the love of man.//%Author%William Gilmore Simms //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%Liberty is quite as much a moral as a political growth,--the result of free individual action, energy, and independence.//%Author%Samuel Smiles //%end%

%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%Deep in the frozen regions of the north,\\
A goddess violated brought thee forth,\\
Immortal Liberty!//%Author%Tobias George Smollett//%Source%Ode to Independence (l. 5) //%end%

%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%Liberty is not the right of one, but of all.//%Author%Herbert Spencer //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%Behold! in Liberty's unclouded blaze\\We lift our heads, a race of other days.//%Author%Charles Sprague//%Source%Centennial Ode (st. 22) //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%Give me the centralism of liberty; give me the imperialism of equal rights.//%Author%Charles Sumner //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%Liberty must be a mighty thing; for by it God punishes and rewards nations.//%Author%Madame Anne Sophie Swetchine//%Who%(Soimonoff) //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%Liberty is given by nature even to mute animals.\\ [Lat., Liberatem natura etiam mutis animalibus datam.]//%Author%Tacitus (Caius Cornelius Tacitus)//%Source%Annales (IV, 17) //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%[That form of] eloquence, the foster-child of licence, which fools call liberty.\\[Lat., Eloquentia, alumna licentiae, quam stulti libertatem vocabant.]//%Author%Tacitus (Caius Cornelius Tacitus)//%Source%De Oratoribus (46) //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%America, my friends, is the only country in the world actually founded on liberty--the only one. People went to America to be free.//%Author%Margaret Thatcher //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%By the side of these religious men I discern others whose looks are turned to the earth more than to Heaven; they are the partisans of liberty, not only as the source of the noblest virtues, but more especially as the root of all solid advantages; and they sincerely desire to extend its sway, and to impart its blessings to mankind. It is natural that they should hasten to invoke the assistance of religion, for they must know that liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith; but they have seen religion in the ranks of their adversaries, and they inquire no further; some of them attack it openly, and the remainder are afraid to defend it.//%Author%Alexis de Tocqueville//%Source%Democracy in America (vol. 1, introductory chapter) //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%Liberty, not communism, is the most contagious force in the world.//%Author%Earl Warren //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%Interwoven is the love of liberty with every ligament of the heart.//%Author%George Washington//%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%If the true spark of religious and civil liberty be kindled, it will burn.//%Author%Daniel Webster//%Source%in an address in Charlestown, Massachusetts, Bunker Hill Monument //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%I shall defer my visit to Faneuil Hall, the cradle of American liberty, until its doors shall fly open, on golden hinges, to lovers of Union as well as of Liberty.//%Author%Daniel Webster//%Source%Letter, when refused the use of the hall after his speech on the Compromise Measures //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%Liberty exists in proportion to wholesome restraint.//%Author%Daniel Webster//%Source%Speech at the Charleston Bar Dinner //%end%
%start%%cat=Liberty//%quote%On the light of Liberty you saw arise the light of Peace, like "another morn,"\\"Risen on mid-noon;" and the sky on which you closed your eye was cloudless.//%Author%Daniel Webster//%Source%Speeches, The Bunker Hill Monument //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%The freedom now desired by many is not freedom to do and dare but freedom from care and worry.//%Author%James Truslow Adams //%end%

%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Oh, Liberty! thou goddess heavenly bright!\\
Profuse of bliss, and pregnant with delight!\\
Eternal pleasures in thy presence reign,\\
And smiling plenty leads thy wanton train.//%Author%Joseph Addison //%end%

%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Better to starve free than be a fat slave.//%Author%Aesop //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%A man is either free or he is not.//%Author%Imamu Amiri Baraka //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Freedom all solace to man gives:\\He lives at ease that freely lives.//%Author%John Barbour//%Source%The Bruce (bk. I, 225) //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Freedom is not caprice but room to enlarge.//%Author%Cyrus Augustus Bartol //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%A bird in a cage is not half a bird.//%Author%Henry Ward Beecher //%end%

%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%When they try to intimidate us, we will not be intimidated, when they seek to change our country, our way of life by these methods, we will not be changed. When they try to divide our people or weaken our resolve, we will not be divided and our resolve will hold firm. We will show by our spirit and dignity and by a quiet and true strength that there is in the British people that our values will long outlast theirs. The purpose of terrorism is just that. It is to terrorize people, and we will not be terrorized. This is a very sad day for the British people but we will hold true to the British way of life. . . . It's important, however, that those engaged in terrorism realize that our determination to defend our values and our way of life is greater than their determination to cause death and destruction to innocent people in a desire to impose extremism on the world. Whatever they do, it is our determination that they will never succeed in destroying what we hold dear in this country and in other civilized nations throughout the world.//%Author%Tony Blair //%end%

%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Whose service is perfect freedom.//%Author%Book of Common Prayer//%Source%Collect for Peace //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%The cause of freedom is the cause of God.//%Author%William Lisle Bowles //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%. . . for righteous monarchs,\\Justly to judge, with their own eyes should see;\\To rule o'er freemen, should themselves be free.//%Author%Henry Brooke//%Source%Earl of Essex (act I) //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%So free we seem, so fettered fast we are.//%Author%Robert Browning //%end%

%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Oh, Freedom! thou art not, as poets dream,\\
A fair young girl, with light and delicate limbs,\\
And wavy tresses gushing from the cap\\
With which the Roman master crowned his slave\\
When he took off the gyves. A bearded man\\
Armed to the teeth, art thou; one mailed hand\\
Grasps the broad shield, and one the sword; thy brow,\\
Glorious in beauty though it be, is scarred\\
With tokens of old wars.//%Author%William Cullen Bryant //%end%

%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Oh; not yet\\
May'st thou unbrace thy corslet, nor lay by\\
Thy sword, nor yet, O Freedom! close thy lids\\
In slumber; for thine enemy never sleeps.\\
And thou must watch and combat, till the day\\
Of the new earth and heaven.//%Author%William Cullen Bryant //%end%

%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Here the free spirit of mankind, at length,\\
Throws its last fetters off; and who shall place\\
A limit to the giant's unchained strength,\\
Or curb his swiftness in the forward race?//%Author%William Cullen Bryant//%Source%The Ages (XXXIII) //%end%

%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Personal liberty is the paramount essential to human dignity and human happiness.//%Author%Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton//%Who%1st Baron Lytton //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%In a free country every man thinks he has a concern in all public matters,--that he has a right to form and a right to deliver an opinion on them. This it is that fills countries with men of ability in all stations.//%Author%Edmund Burke //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Men are qualified for civil liberty in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their own appetites.//%Author%Edmund Burke //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%To prove that the Americans ought not to be free, we are obliged to deprecate the value of freedom itself.//%Author%Edmund Burke //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Know ye not who would be free themselves must strike the blow? by their right arms the conquest must be wrought?//%Author%Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) //%end%

%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%The mountains look on Marathon,\\
And Marathon looks on the sea;\\
And musing there an hour alone\\
I dream'd that Greece might still be free.\\For standing on the Persians' grave\\
I could not deem myself a slave.//%Author%Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) //%end%

%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Hereditary bondsmen! Know ye not\\Who would be free themselves must strike the blow?//%Author%Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)//%Source% Childe Harold (canto II, st. 76) //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Yet, Freedom! yet thy banner, torn, but flying,\\Streams like the thunder-storm against the wind.//%Author%Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)//%Source% Childe Harold (canto IV, st. 98) //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%For Freedom's battle once begun,\\Bequeath'd by bleeding sire to son,\\Though baffled oft is ever won.//%Author%Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)//%Source%Giaour (l. 123) //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Sound the loud timbrel o'er Egypt's dark sea!\\Jehovah hath triumphed--his people are free.//%Author%Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)//%Source%Sacred Songs--Sound of loud Timbrel //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Hope for a season bade the world farewell,\\And Freedom shrieked as Kosciusko fell!\\ . . . .\\O'er Prague's proud arch the fires of ruin glow.//%Author%Thomas Campbell//%Source%Pleasures of Hope (l. 381) //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.//%Author%Albert Camus //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%In a free country there is much clamor, with little suffering; in a despotic state there is little complaint, with much grievance.//%Author%Hippolyte Lazare Carnot //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Knowledge is essential to freedom.//%Author%William Ellery Channing //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Progress, the growth of power, is the end and boon of liberty; and, without this, a people may have the name, but want the substance and spirit of freedom.//%Author%William Ellery Channing //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%The only freedom worth possessing is that which gives enlargement to a people's energy, intellect, and virtues.//%Author%William Ellery Channing //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%England may as well dam up the waters of the Nile with bulrushes as to fetter the step of Freedom, more proud and firm in this youthful land than where she treads the sequestered glens of Scotland, or couches herself among the magnificent mountains of Switzerland.//%Author%Mrs. Lydia Maria Child//%Source%Supposititious Speech of James Otis--The Rebels (ch. IV) //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%The recovery of freedom is so splendid a thing that we must not shun even death when seeking to recover it.//%Author%Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)//%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%To freemen, threats are impotent.\\[Lat., Nulla enim minantis auctoritas apud liberos est.]//%Author%Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)//%Source%Epistles (XI, 3) //%end%

%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%We hail the return of the day of thy birth,\\
Fair Columbia! washed by the waves of two oceans\\
Where men from the farthest dominions of earth\\
Rear altars to Freedom, and pay their devotions;\\
Where our fathers in fight, nobly strove for the Right,\\
Struck down their fierce foemen or put them to flight;\\
Through the long lapse of ages, that so there might be\\
An asylum for all in the Land of the Free.//%Author%Abraham Coles //%end%

%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Perfect freedom is reserved for the man who lives by his own work and in that work does what he wants to do.//%Author%Robin George Collingwood //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%No, Freedom has a thousand charms to show\\That slaves, howe'er contented, never know.//%Author%William Cowper//%Source%Table Talk (l. 260) //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%He is the freeman whom the truth makes free,\\And all are slaves besides.//%Author%William Cowper//%Source%Task (bk. V, l. 733) //%end%

%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%I want free life, and I want fresh air;\\
And I sigh for the canter after the cattle,\\
The crack of the whip like shots in battle,\\
The medley of horns, and hoofs, and heads\\
That wars, and wrangles, and scatters and spreads;\\
The green beneath and the blue above,\\
And dash, and danger, and life and love.//%Author%Frank Desprez//%Source%Lasca //%end%

%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Better shun the bait than struggle in the snare.//%Author%John Dryden //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%O freedom, first delight of human kind!//%Author%John Dryden //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%I am as free as nature first made man,\\Ere the base laws of servitude began,\\When wild in woods the noble savage ran.//%Author%John Dryden//%Source%Conquest of Granada (act I, sc. 1) //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%The free world must now prove itself worthy of its own past.//%Author%Dwight David Eisenhower //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%The sea, as well as the air, is a free and common thing to all; and a particular nation cannot pretend to have the right to the exclusion of all others, without violating the rights of nature and public usage.//%Author%Elizabeth I //%end%

%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Freedom all winged expands,\\
Nor perches in a narrow place;\\
Her broad van seeks unplanted lands;\\
She loves a poor and virtuous race.\\
Clinging to a colder zone\\
Whose dark sky sheds the snow-flake down,\\
The snow-flake is her banner's star,\\
Her stripes the boreal streamers are.\\
Long she loved the Northman well;\\
Now the iron age is done,\\
She will not refuse to dwell\\
With the offspring of the Sun.//%Author%Ralph Waldo Emerson //%end%


%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%My angel,--his name is Freedom,--\\
Choose him to be your king;\\
He shall cut pathways east and west,\\
And fend you with his wing.//%Author%Ralph Waldo Emerson//%Source%Boston Hymn //%end%

%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%He hath freedom whoso beareth clean and constant heart within.//%Author%Quintus Ennius //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%That is true liberty, which bears a pure and firm breast.//%Author%Quintus Ennius //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Freedom and slavery, the one is the name of virtue, and the other of vice, and both are acts of the will.//%Author%Epictetus //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%A free life cannot acquire many possessions, because this is not easy to do without servility to mobs or monarchs.//%Author%Epicurus //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Freedom is the greatest fruit of self-sufficiency.//%Author%Epicurus //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Freedom may come quickly in robes of peace, or after ages of conflict and war; but come it will, and abide it will, so long as the principles by which it was acquired are held sacred.//%Author%Edward Everett //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%The man who stands upon his own soil, who feels, by the laws of the land in which he lives,--by the laws of civilized nations,--he is the rightful and exclusive owner of the land which he tills, is, by the constitution of our nature, under a wholesome influence, not easily imbibed from any other source.//%Author%Edward Everett //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%I gave my life for freedom--This I know;\\For those who bade me fight had told me so.//%Author%William Norman Ewer//%Source%Five Souls //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%It would be equally reasonable to say that sheep are born carnivorous, and everywhere nibble grass.
//%Author%Emile Faguet//%Source%said in response to Rousseau, i.e., man being born free, but everywhere in chains.//%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%O freedom, what liberties are taken in thy name!//%Author%Daniel George//%Who%[Daniel George Bunting]//%Source% The Perpetual Pessimist //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%A martial nobility and stubborn commons, possessed of arms, tenacious of property, and collected into constitutional assemblies form the only balance capable of preserving a free constitution against the enterprise of an aspiring prince.//%Author%Edward Gibbon //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Bred in the lap of Republican Freedom.//%Author%William Godwin//%Source%Enquirer (II, XII, 402) //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%I always had an aversion to your apostles of freedom; each but sought for himself freedom to do what he liked.//%Author%Johann Wolfgang von Goethe //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%The moment men obtain perfect freedom, that moment they erect a stage for the manifestation of their faults. The strong characters begin to go wrong by excess of energy; the weak by remissness of action.//%Author%Johann Wolfgang von Goethe //%end%


%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Merely to breathe freely does not mean to live.\\[Ger., Frei athmen macht das Leben nicht allein.]//%Author%Johann Wolfgang von Goethe//%Source%Iphigenia auf Taurus (I, 2, 54) //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Whatever natural right men may have to freedom and independency, it is manifest that some men have a natural ascendency over others.//%Author%Sir Fulke Greville//%Who%1st Baron Brooke, Lord Brooke //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%All special charters of freedom must be abrogated where the universal law of freedom is to flourish.//%Author%Heinrich Heine //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Freedom is a new religion, the religion of our time.//%Author%Heinrich Heine //%end%

%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Ay, call it holy ground,\\
The soil where first they trod,\\
They have left unstained, what there they found,--\\
Freedom to worship God.//%Author%Mrs. Felicia D. Hemans//%Source%The Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers //%end%

%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%No free government, or the blessings of liberty, can be preserved to any people but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality, and virtue; and by a frequent recurrence to fundamental principles.//%Author%Patrick Henry //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%The basic test of freedom is perhaps less in what we are free to do than in what we are free not to do.//%Author%Eric Hoffer //%end%

%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Freedom is the ferment of freedom. The moistened sponge drinks up water greedily; the dry one sheds it.//%Author%Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%The doctrine that man is infinitely tough and resourceful and not easily cheated of his freedom to sin.
//%Author%George C. Homans//%Source%said on the British Broadcast System and published in the "Listener," August 16, 1956 //%end%

%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Who then is free? The wise man who is lord over himself;\\
Whom neither poverty nor death, nor chains alarm;\\
strong to withstand his passions and despise honors,\\
and who is completely finished and rounded off in himself.\\
[Lat., Quisnam igitur liber? Sapiens, sibi qui imperiosus;\\
Quem neque pauperies, neque mors, neque vincula terrent\\
Responsare cupidinibus, contemnere honores\\
Fortis; et in se ipso totus, teres atque rotundus.]//%Author%Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)//%Source%Satires (bk. II, VII, 83) //%end%

%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,\\
With a glory in his bosom that transfigures you and me;\\
As he died to make men holy, let us die to make men free,\\
While God is marching on.//%Author%Julia Ward Howe (Howel)//%Source%Battle Hymn of the Republic //%end%

%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free.//%Author%Charles Evans Hughes //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%One should never put on one's best trousers to go out to fight for freedom.//%Author%Henrik Ibsen//%Source%Enemy of the People //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Honor, justice, and humanity, forbid us tamely to surrender that freedom which we received from our gallant ancestors, and which our innocent posterity have a right to receive from us.//%Author%Thomas Jefferson //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%I know it will give great offense to the clergy, but the advocate of religious freedom is to expect neither peace nor forgiveness from them.//%Author%Thomas Jefferson //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%If the freedom of religion, guaranteed to us by law in theory, can ever rise in practice under the overbearing inquisition of public opinion, then and only then will truth, prevail over fanaticism.//%Author%Thomas Jefferson //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Let them stand undisturbed as monuments of the safety with which error of opinion may be tolerated, where reason is left free to combat it.//%Author%Thomas Jefferson //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%It's often safer to be in chains than to be free.//%Author%Franz Kafka //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%You are free and that is why you are lost.//%Author%Franz Kafka //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Freedom is alone the unoriginated birthright of man; it belongs to him by force of his humanity, and is in dependence on the will and coaction of every other, in so far as this consists with every other person's freedom.//%Author%Immanuel Kant //%end%

%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%The unity of freedom has never relied on uniformity of opinion.//%Author%John F. Kennedy //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%There are two freedoms--the false, where a man is free to do what he likes; the true, where a man is free to do what he ought.//%Author%Charles Kingsley //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%All we have of freedom--all we use or know--\\This our fathers bough for us, long and long ago.//%Author%Rudyard Kipling//%Source%The Old Issue //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%The cause of freedom is identified with the destinies of humanity, and in whatever part of the world it gains ground by and by, it will be a common gain to all those who desire it.//%Author%Louis Kossuth //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose,\\Nothin' ain't worth nothin', but it's free.//%Author%Kris Kristofferson//%Source% from the song "Me and Bobby McGee" //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom,Virtue//%quote%Void of freedom, what would virtue be?//%Author%Alphonse de Lamartine //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Do not allow to slip away from you freedoms the people who came before you won with such hard knocks.//%Author%David Herbert Lawrence //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%No amount of political freedom will satisfy the hungry masses.//%Author%Nikolai Vladimir Ilyich Lenin //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%A majority held in restraint by constitutional checks and limitations, and always changing easily with deliberate changes of popular opinions and sentiments, is the only true sovereign of a free people. Whoever rejects it does of necessity fly to anarchy or to despotism.//%Author%Abraham Lincoln //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Among free men there can be no successful appeal from the ballot to the bullet.//%Author%Abraham Lincoln //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country.//%Author%Abraham Lincoln //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.//%Author%Abraham Lincoln //%end%

%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting-place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate--we cannot consecrate--we cannot hallow--this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember, what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us,--that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion--that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain--that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom--and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.//%Author%Abraham Lincoln//%Source%Gettysburg Address //%end%

%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Finally, I want to speak through you, directly, to those who came to London today to take lives. I do know that you do not fear to give your own lives. That is why you are so dangerous. But I do know that you fear you may fail in your long-term objective to destroy our free society.
I can show you why you'll fail. In the days that follow, look at our airports, look at our seaports, and look at our railway stations. And even after your cowardly attacks, people from the rest of Britain, people from around the world will arrive in London to become Londoners and to fulfil their dreams and achieve their potential.
They choose to come to London, as so many have come before, because they come to be free, they come to live the life they choose, they come to be able to be themselves.
They flee you, because you tell them how they should live. They don't want that. And however many of us you kill, they will not stop their flight to our cities where freedom is strong and where people can live in harmony with one another.
Whatever you do, however many you kill, you will fail.//%Author%Ken Livingstone //%end%

%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Freedom needs all her poets; it is they\\
Who give her aspirations wings,\\
And to the wiser law of music sway\\
Her wild imaginings.//%Author%James Russell Lowell//%Source% Memorial Verses--To the Memory of Hood (st. 4) //%end%

%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%I intend no modification of my oft-expressed wish that all men everywhere could be free.//%Author%Abraham Lincoln//%Source%Letter to Horace Greeley //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%While the right to talk may be the beginning of freedom, the necessity of listening is what makes the right important.//%Author%Walter Lippmann //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Is it worth the name of freedom to be at liberty to play the fool?//%Author%John Locke//%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Slow are the steps of freedom, but her feet turn never backward.//%Author%James Russell Lowell //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%All go free when multitudes offend.\\[Lat., Quicquid multis peccaturm inultum est.]//%Author%Lucanus (Marcus Annaeus Lucan)//%Source%Pharsalia (V, 260) //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%The remaining liberty of the world\\was to be destroyed in the place where it stood.\\[Lat., Libertas ultima mundi \\Quo steterit ferienda loco.]//%Author%Lucanus (Marcus Annaeus Lucan)//%Source%Pharsalia (VII, 580) //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%As freedom is the only safeguard of governments, so are order and moderation generally necessary to preserve freedom.//%Author%Thomas Babington Macaulay //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Many politicians are in the habit of laying it down as a self-evident proposition, that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story, who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim.//%Author%Thomas Babington Macaulay //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Service cannot be expected from a friend in service; let him be a freeman who wishes to be my master.\\[Lat., Non bene, crede mihi, servo servitur amico;\\Sit liber, dominus qui volet esse meus.]//%Author%Martial//%Who% [Marcus Valerius Martialis]//%Source%Epigrams (II, 32, 7) //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Let men decide firmly what they will not do, and they will be free to do vigorously what they ought to do.//%Author%Mencius //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Nations grow corrupt, love bondage more than liberty; bondage with ease than strenuous liberty./%Author%John Milton //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%The whole freedom of man consists either in spiritual or civil liberty./%Author%John Milton //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Sufficient to have stood, though free to fall.//%Author%John Milton//%Source%Paradise Lost (bk. III, l. 99) //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Countries are well cultivated, not as they are fertile, but as they are free.//%Author%Charles de Montesquieu (Charles-Louis de Secondat) //%end%

%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%We do not know of how much a man is capable if he has the will, and to what point he will raise himself if he feels free.//%Author%J. von Muller //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Ask the first man you meet what he means by defending freedom, and he'll tell you privately he means defending the standard of living.//%Author%Martin Niemoller//%Source%in an address at Augsburg //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Freedom is the will to be responsible to ourselves.//%Author%Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%They can only set free men free . . .\\And there is no need of that:\\Free men set themselves free.//%Author%James Oppenheim//%Source%The Slave //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Is any man free except the one who can pass his life as he pleases?\\[Lat., An quisquam est alius liber, nisi ducere vitam\\Cui licet, ut voluit?]//%Author%Persius (Aulus Persius Flaccus)//%Source%Satires (V, 83) //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Freedom in a democracy is the glory of the state, and, therefore, in a democracy only will the freeman of nature deign to dwell.//%Author%Plato//%Who% (originally Aristocles) //%end%

%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%He was the freeman whom the truth made free;\\
Who first of all, the bands of Satan broke;\\
Who broke the bands of sin, and for his soul,\\
In spite of fools consulted seriously.//%Author%Robert Pollok //%end%

%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Oh! let me live my own, and die so too!\\
(To live and die is all I have to do:)\\
Maintain a poet's dignity and ease,\\
And see what friends, and read what books I please.//%Author%Alexander Pope//%Source%Prologue to Satires (l. 261) //%end%


%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Blandishments will not fascinate us, nor will threats of a "halter" intimidate. For, under God, we are determined that wheresoever, whensoever, or howsoever we shall be called to make our exit, we will die free men.//%Author%Josiah Quincy//%Source%Observations on the Boston Port Bill //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%To have freedom is only to have that which is absolutely necessary to enable us to be what we ought to be, and to possess what we ought to possess.//%Author%Ibn Rahel //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Do not lose your knowledge that man's proper estate is an upright posture, an intransigent mind, and a step that travels unlimited roads.//%Author%Ayn Rand //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.//%Author%Ronald Reagan //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%The only man who is really free is the one who can turn down an invitation to dinner without giving any excuse.//%Author%Jules Renard //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%O, only a free soul will never grow old!\\[Ger., O, nur eine freie Seele wird nicht alt.]//%Author%Jean Paul Friedrich Richter//%Who% (Johann Paul Richter) (used pseudonym Jean Paul)//%Source%Titan (zykel 140) //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Freedom to learn is the first necessity of guaranteeing that man himself shall be self-reliant enough to be free.//%Author%Franklin Delano Roosevelt //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees.//%Author%Franklin Delano Roosevelt //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Freedom in general may be defined as the absence of obstacles to the realization of desires.//%Author%Bertrand Arthur William Russell //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Freedom is the oxygen without which science cannot breathe.//%Author%David Sarnoff //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Man is created free, and is free, even though born in chains.\\[Ger., Der Mensch ist frei geschaffen, ist frei\\Und wurd' er in Ketten geboren.]//%Author%Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller//%Source%Die Worte des Glaubens (st. 2) //%end%

%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Freedom is only in the land of dreams, and the beautiful only blooms in song.\\
[Ger., Freiheit ist nur in dem Reich der Traume\\
Und das Schone bluht nur im Gesang.]//%Author%Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller//%Source%The Beginning of the New Century //%end%

%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%What art thou Freedom? Oh, could slaves
Answer from their living graves
This demand, tyrants would flee
Like a dim dream's imagery!
Thou art Justice--ne'er for gold
May thy righteous laws be sold,
As laws are in England: thou
Shield'st alike high and low.
Thou art Peace--never by thee
Would blood and treasure wasted be
As tyrants wasted them when all
Leagued to quench thy flame in Gaul!
Thou art love: the rich have kist
Thy feet and like him following Christ
Given their substance to be free
And through the world have followed thee.
//%Author%Percy Bysshe Shelley //%end%

%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Stranger, new flowers in our vales are seen,\\
With a dazzling eye, and a lovely, green.--They scent the breath of the dewy morn:\\
They feed no worm, and they hide no thorn,\\
But revel and glow in our balmy air;\\
They are flowers which Freedom hath planted there.//%Author%Lydia Huntley Sigourney //%end%

%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%The last link is broken\\
That bound me to thee,\\
And the words thou hast spoken\\
Have render'd me free.//%Author%Fanny Steers//%Source%Song //%end%

%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%No man is free who is a slave to the flesh.\\[Lat., Nemo liber est, qui corpori servit.]//%Author%Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)//%Source%Epistoloe Ad Lucilium (XCII) //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%When the mind's free,\\The body's delicate.//%Author%William Shakespeare//%Source%King Lear (King Lear at III, iv) //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Man is not free to refuse to do the thing which gives him more pleasure than any other conceivable actions.//%Author%de Stendhal (pseudonym of Marie Henri Beyle) //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%A hungry man is not a free man.//%Author%Adlai E. Stevenson //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Freedom is not an ideal, it is not even a protection, if it means nothing more than the freedom to stagnate.//%Author%Adlai E. Stevenson //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Freedom rings where opinions clash.//%Author%Adlai E. Stevenson //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%By the laws of God, of nature, of nations, and of your country you are and ought to be as free a people as your brethren in England.//%Author%Jonathan Swift //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%I would rather be a freeman among slaves than a slave among freemen.//%Author%Jonathan Swift //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Such being the happiness of the times, that you may think as you wish, and speak as you think.\\ [Lat., Rara temporum felicitate, ubi sentire quae velis, et quae sentias dicere licet.]//%Author%Tacitus (Caius Cornelius Tacitus)//%Source%Annales (I, 1) //%end%

%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Of old sat Freedom on the heights\\
The thunders breaking at her feet:\\
Above her shook the starry lights;\\
She heard the torrents meet.//%Author%Lord Alfred Tennyson//%Source%Of old sat Freedom //%end%

%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Red of the Dawn\\
Is it turning a fainter red? so be it, but when shall we lay\\
The ghost of the Brute that is walking and hammering us yet and be free?//%Author%Lord Alfred Tennyson//%Source%The Dawn //%end%

%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%I make my own time. I make my own terms. I cannot see how God or Nature can ever get the start of me.//%Author%Henry David Thoreau//%Source%Thoreau's Journal of 1841 //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%The man who seeks freedom for anything but freedom's self is made to be a slave.//%Author%Alexis de Tocqueville //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined; to which end a uniform and well-digested plan is requisite.//%Author%George Washington //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%I cannot conceive a rank more honorable, than that which flows from the uncorrupted choice of a brave and free people, the purest source and original fountain of all power.//%Author%George Washington //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%The man is free who is protected from injury.//%Author%Daniel Webster //%end%

%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%And lo! the fullness of the time has come,\\
And over all the exile's western home,\\
From sea to sea the flowers of freedom bloom!//%Author%John Greenleaf Whittier //%end%

%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%When freedom, on her natal day,\\
Within her war-rock'd cradle lay,\\
An iron race around her stood,\\
Baptiz'd her infant brow in blood,\\
And through the storm that round her swept,\\
Their constant ward and watching kept.//%Author%John Greenleaf Whittier //%end%

%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Freedom's soil hath only place\\For a free and fearless race!//%Author%John Greenleaf Whittier //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%The slave will be free. Democracy in America will yet be a glorious reality; and when the top-stone of that temple of freedom which our fathers left unfinished shall be brought forth with shoutings and cries of grace unto it, when our now drooping Liberty lifts up her head and prospers, happy will he be who can say, with John Milton, "Among those who have something more than wished her welfare, I, too, have my charter and freehold of rejoicing to me and my heirs."//%Author%John Greenleaf Whittier //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%The nations lift their right hands up and swear\\Their oath of freedom.//%Author%John Greenleaf Whittier//%Source%Garibaldi //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Freedom exists only where the people take care of the government.//%Author%Woodrow Wilson//%Source%at the Workingman's Dinner in New York //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Only free peoples can hold their purpose and their honor steady to a common end, and prefer the interests of mankind to any narrow interest of their own.//%Author%Woodrow Wilson//%Source%in an address to Congress on war being declared with Germany //%end%
%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%Our object now, as then, is to vindicate the principles of peace and justice in the life of the world as against selfish and autocratic power, and to set up among the really free and self governed peoples of the world such a concert of purpose and of action as will henceforth insure the observance of those principles.//%Author%Woodrow Wilson//%Source%in a address to Congress on war being declared with Germany //%end%

%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%How does the Meadow flower its bloom unfold?\\
Because the lovely little flower is free\\
Down to its root, and in that freedom, bold.//%Author%William Wordsworth//%Source% A Poet! He hath put his Heart to School //%end%

%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%We must be free or die, who speak the tongue\\
That Shakespeare spake; the faith and morals hold\\
Which Milton held.//%Author%William Wordsworth//%Source%Sonnets to National Independence and Liberty (pt. XVI) //%end%

%start%%cat=Republic//%quote%Equal and exact justice to all men, of whatever state or persuasion, religious or political; peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations,--entangling alliances with none; the support of the State governments in all their rights, as the most competent administrations for our domestic concerns, and the surest bulwarks against anti-republican tendencies; the preservation of the General Government in its whole constitutional vigor, as the sheet anchor of our peace at home and safety abroad; freedom of religion; freedom of the press; freedom of person under the protection of habeas corpus; and trials by juries impartially selected,--these principles form the bright constellation which has gone before us, and guided our steps through an age of revolution and reformation.//%Author%Thomas Jefferson //%end%

%start%%cat=Freedom//%quote%An individual should not have too much freedom. A nation should have absolute freedom.//%Author%Sun Yat-sen //%end%
%start%%cat=Republic//%quote%The same fact that Boccaccio offers in support of religion might be adduced in behalf of a republic: "It exists in spite of its ministers."//%Author%Heinrich Heine //%end%
%start%%cat=Republic//%quote%At twenty every one is republican.//%Author%Alphonse de Lamartine //%end%
%start%%cat=Republic//%quote%Republicanism and ignorance are in bitter antagonism.//%Author%Alphonse de Lamartine //%end%
%start%%cat=Republic//%quote%Republics end through luxury; monarchies through poverty.\\[Fr., Les republiques finissent par le luxe; les monarchies, par la pauvrete.]//%Author%Charles de Montesquieu (Charles-Louis de Secondat)//%Source%De l'Esprit (VII, ch. IV) //%end%
%start%%cat=Republic//%quote%Republics, like individuals, who are benefited by personal sacrifices, are proverbially ungrateful.//%Author%Epes Sargent //%end%
%start%%cat=Republic//%quote%Though I admire republican principles in theory, yet I am afraid the practice may be too perfect for human nature. We tried a republic last century, and it failed. Let our enemies try next. I hate political experiments.//%Author%Sir Robert Walpole//%Who%1st Earl of Orford //%end%
%start%%cat=Republic//%quote%Happiness is more effectually dispensed to mankind under a republican form of government than any other.//%Author%George Washington //%end%
%start%%cat=Republic//%quote%Republicanism is not the phantom of a deluded imagination. On the contrary, laws, under no form of government, are better supported, liberty and property better secured, or happiness more effectually dispensed to mankind.//%Author%George Washington //%end%


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