Liberties Related Quotes

Most liberties have been won by people who broke the law

Michael Foot

When a juvenile commits a heinous crime, the State can exact forfeiture of some of the most basic liberties, but the State cannot extinguish his life and his potential to attain a mature understanding of his own humanity.

Anthony Kennedy

When you have war, whether it's a war against drugs, war against terrorism, war overseas, the mentality of the people change and they're more willing to sacrifice their liberties in order to be safe and secure.

Ron Paul

Whatever oppressions man has suffered, they have invariably fallen more heavily on woman. Whatever new liberties advancing civilization has brought to man, ever the smallest measure has been accorded to woman, as a result of church teaching. The effect of this is seen in every department of life.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

“Men are qualified for civil liberties in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their appetites: in proportion as their love of justice is above their rapacity”

Edmund Burke

“Liberals are stalwart defenders of civil liberties - provided we're only talking about criminals.”

Ann Coulter

“Whenever we take away the liberties of those whom we hate we are opening the way to loss of liberty for those we love.”

Wendell L. Willkie

Freedom of speech is one of the greatest American liberties, and I hope this pardon serves as a reminder of the precious freedoms we are fighting to preserve as we continue to wage the war on terror.

George Pataki

There is nothing with which it is so dangerous to take liberties as liberty itself.

Andre Breton

[H]owever weak our country may be, I hope we shall never sacrifice our liberties.

Alexander Hamilton