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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.

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The quotes:

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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