liberty

A Quote by George Washington on government, freedom, liberty, history, and laws

The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on benjamin franklin, liberty, safety, security, and patriot act

Those that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on society, freedom, liberty, and individualism

No society can possibly be built on a denial of individual freedom.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on society, state, government, coercion, liberty, and freedom

I look upon an increase of the power of the State with the greatest fear, because although while apparently doing good by minimizing exploitation, it does the greatest harm to mankind by destroying individuality, which lies at the root of all progress. We know of so many cases where men have adopted trusteeship, but none where the State has really lived for the poor.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

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A Quote by Benjamine A. Rooge on politics, freedom, economics, society, liberty, and survival

Give me control over a man's economic actions, and hence over his means of survival, and except for a few occasional heroes, I'll promise to deliver to you men who think and write and behave as I want them to.

Benjamine Rooge

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on violence, liberty, and coercion

One who uses coercion is guilty of deliberate violence. Coercion is inhuman.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on freedom, liberty, and slavery

Freedom is like birth. Till we are fully free, we are slaves.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

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A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on liberty, freedom, and responsibility

Freedom is the will to be responsible to ourselves.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

Source: The Twilight of the Idols and The Anti-Christ: or How to Philosophize with a Hammer (Penguin Classics S.)

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A Quote by Milton Friedman on politics, freedom, liberty, and coercion

Political freedom means the absence of coercion of a man by his fellow men.

Milton Friedman (1912 - 2006)

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A Quote by F.A. Hayek on liberty, freedom, politics, coercion, and society

The argument for liberty is not an argument against organization, which is one of the most powerful tools human reason can employ, but an argument against all exclusive, privileged, monopolistic organization, against the use of coercion to prevent others from doing better.

F.A. Hayek

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