Famous Quotations / Quotes
Famous Quotes about Liberty
 

 
Famous quotes, quotations, sayings, phrases, idioms, proverbs, and axioms about Liberty and the Responsibility that comes with it. 
 


The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

A classic since 1953 with over 20,000 quotes from over 3,000 authors.


Famous Last Words

Apt Observations, Pleas, Curses, Benedictions, Sour Notes, Bons Mots, and Insights from People on the Brink of Departure


Stretch Your Wings

Famous Black Quotations for the Young


American Quotations

An exhaustive collection of profound quotes from the founding fathers, presidents, statesmen, scientists, constitutions, court decisions


The Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations


Last Words of Saints and Sinners

700 Final Quotes from the Famous, the Infamous, and the Inspiring Figures of History


America's God and Country: Encyclopedia of Quotations

Contains over 2,100 profound quotations from founding fathers, presidents, constitutions, court decisions and more


The Law

This 1850 classic is an absolute must read for anyone interested in law, justice, truth, or liberty. A most compelling and revolutionary look at The Law.


Bartlett's Familiar Quotations

A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced to Their Sources in Ancient and Modern Literature (17th Edition)


The Stupidest Things Ever Said by Politicians

Rise up, America -- and laugh out loud at the greatest gaffes that no spin doctor could possibly fix!


The 776 Even Stupider Things Ever Said

Another great collection of stupidity


Quotable Quotes

Wit and Wisdom for All Occasions from America's Most Popular Magazine


The Most Brilliant Thoughts of All Time

You don't have to be a genius to sound like one. Here's a collection of the most profound and provocative wit and wisdom in the English language in two lines or less.


2,715 One-Line Quotations for Speakers, Writers & Raconteurs

Invaluable sampler of witticisms, epigrams, sayings, bon mots, platitudes and insights chosen for their brevity and pithiness.


Phillips' Book of Great Thoughts Funny Sayings

A stupendous collection of quotes, quips, epigrams, witticisms, and humorous comments for personal enjoyment and ready reference.


Quick Quips and Quotes; 532 Things I Wish I Had Said

Quick Quips and Quotes is the Ultimate Collection of one liners.


Bartlett's Book of Anecdotes

The ultimate anthology of anecdotes, now revised with over 700 new entries.


Quotations for Public Speakers

A Historical, Literary, and Political Anthology


Liberty - The American Revolution

This compelling series traces the events leading up to the war and America's fight for freedom.


Founding Fathers

The story of how these disparate characters fomented rebellion in the colonies, formed the Continental Congress, fought the Revolutionary War, and wrote the Constitution


Libertarianism: A Primer

David Boaz, director of the Cato Institute, has written a simple introduction to Libertarianism inteneded to appeal to disgruntled Democrats and Republicans everywhere.


The Libertarian Reader

Classic and Contemporary Writings from Lao-Tzu to Milton Friedman


Thomas Paine: Collected Writings

All the classics: Common Sense / The Crisis / Rights of Man / The Age of Reason / Pamphlets, Articles, and Letters

Quotes are organized by Name and Category.

If you'd like, join us on the Liberty Tree Daily Quotes emailing list for a daily dose of Liberty Quotes in your mail box. Leave us your email address to subscribe.
Email:

Here's the Daily Quotes Log to date.


Cryptograms!
Do you like cryptograms? We've got thousands!

Authors
Indexed quotes by Author or Speaker.

Categories
Browse quotes by category or select from the list below.

Show details for [<a href="/quotes_about/devotion">Devotion Quotes</a>]Devotion Quotes
Show details for [<a href="/quotes_about/dictatorship">Dictatorship Quotes</a>]Dictatorship Quotes
Show details for [<a href="/quotes_about/difficulty">Difficulty Quotes</a>]Difficulty Quotes
Show details for [<a href="/quotes_about/dignity">Dignity Quotes</a>]Dignity Quotes
Show details for [<a href="/quotes_about/diligence">Diligence Quotes</a>]Diligence Quotes
Show details for [<a href="/quotes_about/diplomacy">Diplomacy Quotes</a>]Diplomacy Quotes
Show details for [<a href="/quotes_about/disagreement">Disagreement Quotes</a>]Disagreement Quotes
Show details for [<a href="/quotes_about/disarmament">Disarmament Quotes</a>]Disarmament Quotes
Show details for [<a href="/quotes_about/discernment">Discernment Quotes</a>]Discernment Quotes
Show details for [<a href="/quotes_about/discipline">Discipline Quotes</a>]Discipline Quotes
Show details for [<a href="/quotes_about/discontent">Discontent Quotes</a>]Discontent Quotes
Show details for [<a href="/quotes_about/discovery">Discovery Quotes</a>]Discovery Quotes
Show details for [<a href="/quotes_about/discretion">Discretion Quotes</a>]Discretion Quotes
Show details for [<a href="/quotes_about/discrimination">Discrimination Quotes</a>]Discrimination Quotes
Show details for [<a href="/quotes_about/discussion">Discussion Quotes</a>]Discussion Quotes
Show details for [<a href="/quotes_about/disgrace">Disgrace Quotes</a>]Disgrace Quotes
Show details for [<a href="/quotes_about/dishonor">Dishonor Quotes</a>]Dishonor Quotes
Show details for [<a href="/quotes_about/disinformation">Disinformation Quotes</a>]Disinformation Quotes
Hide details for [<a href="/quotes_about/disobedience">Disobedience Quotes</a>]Disobedience Quotes
Frederic BastiatAnd now that the legislators and do-gooders have so futilely inflicted so many systems upon society, may they finally end where they should have begun: May they reject all systems, and try liberty; for liberty is an acknowledgment of faith in God and His works.
Sir William BerkeleyI thank God, we have not free schools nor printing; and I hope we shall not have these hundred years. For learning has brought disobedience, and heresy and sects into the world; and printing has divulged them and libels against the government. God keep us from both!
William Kingdon CliffordAll our liberties are due to men who, when their conscience has compelled them, have broken the laws of the land.
Henry Steele CommagerA free society cherishes nonconformity. It knows from the non-conformist, from the eccentric, have come many of the great ideas.
Benjamin ConstantNo duty, however, binds us to these so-called laws, whose corrupting influence menaces what is noblest in our being...
Declaration of IndependenceBut, when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.
Justice William O. DouglasWhen a legislature undertakes to proscribe the exercise of a citizen's constitutional rights it acts lawlessly and the citizen can take matters into his own hands and proceed on the basis that such a law is no law at all.
Ralph Waldo EmersonEvery actual state is corrupt. Good men must not obey laws too well.
Ralph Waldo EmersonGood men must not obey the laws too well.
Abraham FlexnerWe must not overlook the role that extremists play. They are the gadflies that keep society from being too complacent.
Mahatma Mohandas K. GandhiThe moment the slave resolves that he will no longer be a slave, his fetters fall. ... Freedom and slavery are mental states. Therefore, the first thing to say to yourself: 'I shall no longer accept the role of a slave. I shall not obey orders as such but shall disobey them when they are in conflict with my conscience'.
Mahatma Mohandas K. GandhiNon-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
Judge Learned HandPolitical agitation, by the passions it arouses or the convictions it engenders, may in fact stimulate men to the violation of the law. Detestation of existing politics is easily transformed into forcible resistance of the authority which puts them in execution...
Gerald W. JohnsonWe are reluctant to admit that we owe our liberties to men of a type that today we hate and fear -- unruly men, disturbers of the peace, men who resent and denounce what Whitman called 'the insolence of elected persons' -- in a word, free men.
Immanuel KantFreedom is independence of the compulsory will of another, and in so far as it tends to exist with the freedom of all according to a universal law, it is the one sole original inborn right belonging to every man in virtue of his humanity.
Soren KierkegaardTo dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.One who breaks an unjust law that conscience tells him is unjust ... is in reality expressing the highest respect for law ... We will not obey your evil laws.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws, but conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.There comes a time when a moral man can't obey a law which his conscience tells him is unjust.
D. H. LawrenceMen are freest when they are most unconscious of freedom. The shout is a rattling of chains and always was.
John LockeIf the innocent honest Man must quietly quit all he has for Peace sake, to him who will lay violent hands upon it, I desire it may be considered what kind of Peace there will be in the World, which consists only in Violence and Rapine; and which is to be maintained only for the benefit of Robbers and Oppressors.
John LockeAny single man must judge for himself whether circumstances warrant obedience or resistance to the commands of the civil magistrate; we are all qualified, entitled, and morally obliged to evaluate the conduct of our rulers. This political judgment, moreover, is not simply or primarily a right, but like self-preservation, a duty to God. As such it is a judgment that men cannot part with according to the God of Nature. It is the first and foremost of our inalienable rights without which we can preserve no other.
John Locke... whenever the Legislators endeavour to take away, and destroy the Property of the People, or to reduce them to Slavery under Arbitrary Power, they put themselves into a state of War with the People, who are thereupon absolved from any farther Obedience, and are left to the common refuge which God hath provided for all men against force and violence. ... [Power then] devolves to the People, who have a Right to resume their original Liberty, and, by the Establishment of a new Legislative (such as they shall think fit) provide for their own Safety and Security, which is the end for which they are in Society.
H. L. MenckenHuman progress is furthered, not by conformity, but by aberration.
Huey P. NewtonWe were trying to increase the conflict that was already happening... we felt that we would take the conflict to so high a level that some change had to come.
Huey P. NewtonIf you stop struggling, then you stop life.
Huey P. NewtonThe first lesson a revolutionary must learn is that he is a doomed man.
Unless he understands this, he does not grasp the essential meaning of his life.
George O'NeilWhen we have begun to take charge of our lives, to own ourselves, there is no longer any need to ask permission of someone.
Glenn Harlan Reynolds[T]he people as ultimate sovereigns, retain the ultimate power -- and even the duty -- to overthrow any government that fails to respect their authority.
Percy Bysshe Shelley[A]nd obedience, Bane of all genius, virtue, freedom, truth, Makes slaves of men and of the human frame, A mechanized automaton.
Percy Bysshe ShelleyPower, like a desolating pestilence,\\
Pollutes whate'er it touches; and obedience,\\
Bane of all genius, virtue, freedom, truth,\\
Makes slaves of men, and of the human frame,\\
A mechanized automaton.
Leo ShestovHeretics were often most bitterly persecuted for their least deviation from accepted belief. It was precisely their obstinacy about trifles that irritated the righteous to madness. Why can they not yield on so trifling a matter?
Elizabeth Cady StantonTo make laws that man cannot, and will not obey, serves to bring all law into contempt.
State v. Board of ExaminersDisobedience or evasion of a constitutional mandate may not be tolerated, even though such disobedience may, at least temporarily, promote in some respects the best interests of the public.
Justice Potter StewartThe right to defy an unconstitutional statute is basic in our scheme. Even when an ordinance requires a permit to make a speech, to deliver a sermon, to picket, to parade, or to assemble, it need not be honored when it’s invalid on its face.
Henry David ThoreauUnder a government which imprisons unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.
Henry David ThoreauIf the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law.
Henry David ThoreauAs for adopting the ways which the state has provided for remedying the evil, I know not of such ways. They take too much time, and a man's life will be gone.
Mark TwainIrreverence is the champion of liberty and its only sure defense.
Daniel WebsterThe inherent right in the people to reform their government, I do not deny; and they have another right, and that is to resist unconstitutional laws without overturning the government.
Oscar WildeDisobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is man’s original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress had been made, through disobedience and through rebellion.
Show details for [<a href="/quotes_about/disorder">Disorder Quotes</a>]Disorder Quotes
Show details for [<a href="/quotes_about/dissent">Dissent Quotes</a>]Dissent Quotes
Show details for [<a href="/quotes_about/distribution">Distribution Quotes</a>]Distribution Quotes
Show details for [<a href="/quotes_about/distrust">Distrust Quotes</a>]Distrust Quotes
Show details for [<a href="/quotes_about/diversity">Diversity Quotes</a>]Diversity Quotes
Show details for [<a href="/quotes_about/division">Division Quotes</a>]Division Quotes
Show details for [<a href="/quotes_about/dogma">Dogma Quotes</a>]Dogma Quotes
Show details for [<a href="/quotes_about/domination">Domination Quotes</a>]Domination Quotes
Show details for [<a href="/quotes_about/doubt">Doubt Quotes</a>]Doubt Quotes
Show details for [<a href="/quotes_about/dress">Dress Quotes</a>]Dress Quotes
Show details for [<a href="/quotes_about/drugs">Drugs Quotes</a>]Drugs Quotes
Show details for [<a href="/quotes_about/due+process">Due Process Quotes</a>]Due Process Quotes
Show details for [<a href="/quotes_about/duty">Duty Quotes</a>]Duty Quotes
Show details for [<a href="/quotes_about/economics">Economics Quotes</a>]Economics Quotes
Show details for [<a href="/quotes_about/educatiion">Educatiion Quotes</a>]Educatiion Quotes


(c) Copyright 1999-2022
Privacy Policy and Terms of Use