Liberty Quotes

“Social order is better preserved by liberty than by restraint.”

William E. Channing

“The truth is, all might be free if they valued freedom, and defended it as they ought.”

Samuel Adams

“There can be no liberty unless there is economic liberty.”

Margaret Thatcher

“The more the state plans, the more difficult planning becomes for the individual.”

Frederich Hayek

The history of liberty is the history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it.”

Woodrow Wilson

“Straight is the gate and narrow is the way that leads to liberty, and few nations, if any, have found it.”

John Adams

“Freedom hath been hunted round the globe. Asia and Africa have long expelled her. Europe regards her like a stranger, and England hath given her warning to depart. O! Receive the fugitive, and prepare in time an asylum for mankind.”

Thomas Paine

The great virtue of a free market system is that…it is the most effective system we have discovered to enable people who hate one another to deal with one another and help one another.”

Milton Friedman

“Is life so dear, or peaceful so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”

Patrick Henry

From a political point of view, there is but one principle, the sovereignty of man over himself. This sovereignty of myself over myself is called Liberty.”

Victor Hugo

“The liberty of every individual is only the reflection of his own humanity, or his human right through the conscience of all free men, his brothers and his equals.”

Mikhail Bakunin

“We who live in free market societies believe that growth, prosperity, and ultimately human fulfillment are created from the bottom up, not the government down.”

Ronald Reagan

“There are no limits to what free men, free women, and free markets can accomplish.”

Jack Kemp