Give me liberty or give me death!      - Patrick Henry

Words of Wisdom

The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not sufficient warrant.    - John Stuart Mill

The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression.    - W. E. B. Du Bois

The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance.    - John Philpot Curran

What light is to the eyes - what air is to the lungs - what love is to the heart, liberty is to the soul of man.    - Robert Green Ingersoll

Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.    - Alexis de Tocqueville

Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.    - Thomas Jefferson

He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.    - Thomas Paine

But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.    - Edmund Burke