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Quotes on Liberty

The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time.
Thomas Jefferson, Summary View of the Rights of British America.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania
Is life so dear or peace 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, Speech in the Virginia Convention, March, 1775.
God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it.
Daniel Webster, Speech, June 3, 1834. Vol. iv. p. 47.
Liberty is one of the most valuable blessings that Heaven has bestowed upon mankind.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote. Part ii. Chap. lviii.