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Benjamin Rush Quotes and Sayings

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Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us.
- Benjamin Rush

Scandal dies sooner of itself, than we could kill it.
- Benjamin Rush

Controversy is only dreaded by the advocates of error.
- Benjamin Rush

Mirth, and even cheerfulness, when employed as remedies in low spirits,
are like hot water to a frozen limb.
- Benjamin Rush

 

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor PHOTO

They who can give up essential liberty
to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety.
- Benjamin Franklin

He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that.
- John Stuart Mill, On Liberty (1859)

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Those who won our independence...
valued liberty as an end and as a means.
They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness
and courage to be the secret of liberty.
- Louis D. Brandeis PHOTO

Equality is the soul of liberty; there is,
in fact, no liberty without it.
- Frances Wright

It is difficult to discern a serious threat to religious
liberty from a room of silent,
thoughtful schoolchildren.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

Seek freedom and become captive of your desires.
Seek discipline and find your liberty.
- Frank Herbert

Whether in chains or in laurels, liberty knows nothing but victories.
- Douglas MacArthur

I must study politics and war that my sons may have
liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
- John Adams

I am an aristocrat.
I love liberty; I hate equality.
- John Randolph

If liberty and equality, as is thought by some,
are chiefly to be found in democracy,
they will be best attained when all persons alike share
in government to the utmost.
- Aristotle

Educate and inform the whole mass of the people ...
They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
- Thomas Jefferson

I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice!
And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
- Barry Goldwater

The tree of liberty needs to be watered from time to
time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
- Lyn Nofziger

Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.
- Khalil Gibran

Peace is liberty in tranquillity.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

In every country and every age,
the priest had been hostile to Liberty.
- Thomas Jefferson

Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.
- Edward Everett

The first step toward liberty is to miss liberty;
the second,
to seek it; the third, to find it.
- Leopold Zunz

The right of nature...
is the liberty each man hath to use his own power,
as he will himself, for the preservation of his own nature;
that is to say,
of his own life.
- Thomas Hobbes

If you ask me to summarise our mission,
I would put it this way: We were a military regime
that sought to lay the foundations for freedom and
liberty in a complex society.
- Ibrahim Babangida

In my youth I stressed freedom, and in my old age I stress order.
I have made the great discovery that liberty is a product of order.
- Will Durant

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

'Emergencies' have always been the pretext on which
the safeguards of individual liberty have been eroded.
- Friedrich August von Hayek

Let us form one body, one heart, and defend to the
last warrior our country,
our homes, our liberty, and the graves of our fathers.
- Tecumseh

I am often reminded that the wellspring of Vermont
liberty flows from Main Street,
not State Street.
- James H. Douglas

Where there is no law, but every man does what is right in his own eyes,
there is the least of liberty.
- Henry Martyn Robert

Conquering any difficulty always gives one a secret joy,
for it means pushing back a boundary-line and adding to one's liberty.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

Not observation of a duty but liberty itself is the
pledge that assures fidelity.
- Ellen Key

Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty;
power is ever stealing from the many to the few.
- Wendell Phillips

When you consider what Tony Blair was saying about liberty,
human rights and that sort of thing,
it would be terribly revolutionary to sell the speeches
he and Jack Straw made in 1994.
- Rory Bremner

It is a strange desire, to seek power,
and to lose liberty; or to seek power over others,
and to lose power over a man's self.
- Francis Bacon

Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master.
- Sallust

In our pledge every day, we pledge one Nation under
God with liberty and justice for all.
- Patrick J. Kennedy

Civil liberty is the status of the man who is guaranteed
by law and civil institutions the exclusive employment
of all his own powers for his own welfare.
- William Graham Sumner

This young century will be liberty's century.
- George W. Bush

A few weeks ago we were reminded that other peoples -
in particular the United States of America -
fought so that we Germans could live in liberty.
That we should never forget.
- Horst Koehler

I feel constricted if I become too much aware of the act of making.
Liberty is lost and instead of an instinctual lyrical
expression the whole thing becomes arid.
- William Scott

The history of liberty has largely been the history
of the observance of procedural safeguards.
- Felix Frankfurter

The love of liberty is the love of others;
the love of power is the love of ourselves.
- William Hazlitt

The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness
which the ambitious call,
and the ignorant believe to be liberty.
- Fisher Ames

Will you permit the sacred fire of liberty,
brought by your fathers from the venerable temples of Britain,
to be quenched and trodden out on the simple altars they have raised?
- Joseph Howe

The sovereignty of one's self over one's self is called Liberty.
- Albert Pike

Most people want security in this world,
not liberty.
- H. L. Mencken

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

I pledge allegiance to the Christian flag,
and to the Savior, for whose Kingdom it stands,
one Savior, crucified, risen, and coming again,
with life and liberty for all who believe.
- Dan Quayle

Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

Where liberty dies, evil grows.
- Hamid Karzai

While democracy must have its organization and controls,
its vital breath is individual liberty.
- Charles Evans Hughes

The law, which restrains a man from doing mischief to his fellow citizens,
though it diminishes the natural, increases the civil liberty of mankind.
- William Blackstone

Liberty is not the unique right of Americans or even Westerners,
but is mankind's right.
- Virginia Foxx

A free spirit takes liberties even with liberty itself.
- Francis Picabia

Every friend to the liberty of his country is bound to reflect,
and step forward to prevent the dreadful consequences
which shall result from a government of events.
- Henry Knox

Do people really want liberty, equality,
fraternity? Is it not some manner of speaking?
- Krzysztof Kieslowski

The crime problem in New York is getting really serious.
The other day the Statue of Liberty had both hands up.
- Jay Leno

I have always compared our traditions of liberty,
like those of Abraham Lincoln and Ho Chi Minh.
- Hanoi Hannah

The Union - It is dear to us, but liberty is dearer.
- Duff Green

To preserve liberty it is essential that the whole
body of people always possess arms and be taught alike,
especially when young, how to use them.
- Richard Henry Lee

All share complicity in the destruction of that much
under-rated phenomenon called liberty.
- Barbara Amiel

A liberty subject to law and subordinate to the common welfare.
- Bainbridge Colby

The ancients understood the regulation of power better
than the regulation of liberty.
- Edward Dahlberg

The highest political buzz word is not liberty,
equality, fraternity or solidarity; it is service.
- Arthur Hugh Clough

True justice is not a matter of courts and law books,
but of a commitment in each of us to liberty and mutual respect.
- Jimmy Carter

Toleration and liberty are the foundations of a great republic.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Personal liberty is not personal license.
- Billy Sunday

Where there are too many policemen, there is no liberty.
Where there are too many soldiers, there is no peace.
Where there are too many lawyers, there is no justice.
- Lin Yutang

My sentiments for the American cause,
from the Stamp Act downward, have never changed...
I am still of opinion that it is the cause of liberty and of human nature.
- Christopher Gadsden


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