Quotes of the Day for 23 March 2002 – Liberty
It was on this day in 1775 that Patrick Henry said "Give me liberty or give me death!" I'm not sure I'm brave enough to go that far, but I hope I am if it ever comes down to it. And I'm never reluctant to use Liberty for the day's theme.
The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding.
- Louis Brandeis
It is a universal truth that the loss of liberty will be charged to dangers, real or imagined, from abroad.
- James Madison
I remind you, sir, that extreme patriotism in the defense of liberty is no vice, and moderation in the pursuit of justice no virtue.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero, 106 - 43 BC
Rightful liberty is unobstructed action, according to our will, within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others.
- Thomas Jefferson, 1743 - 1826
Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains or 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, 1736 - 1799
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