Freedom Quotes These quotes were originally collected by Jim Poserina, but his page disappeared into the cosmic void. This copy is taken from Google's cache.

There are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the
people by the gradual and silent encroachment of those in power,
than by violent and sudden usurpation.
    -- President James Madison.  1751-1836

We have four boxes with which to defend our freedom: the soap box, the
ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box.
    -- Unknown.

The natural progress of things is for government to gain ground and
for liberty to yield.
    -- President Thomas Jefferson.    1743-1826

Every normal man must be tempted at times, to spit on his hands, hoist
the black flag, and begin slitting throats.
    -- H.L. Mencken.    1880-1956

Freedom is a hard-bought thing.
    -- Paul Robeson.    1898-1976

Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.
    -- President George Washington.    1732-1799

There are two freedoms -- the false, where a man is free to do what he
likes; the true, where he is free to do what he ought.
    -- Charles Kingsley.    1819-1875

Denn was ist Freiheit? Dasz man den Willen zur Selbstverantwortlichkeit hat.
(Then what is freedom? It is the will to be responsible to ourselves.)
    -- Friedrich Neitzsche.    1844-1900

Liberty is its own reward.
    -- President Woodrow Wilson.    1856-1924

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
    -- Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), Letter to Josiah Quincy, Sept. 11, 1773.

Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not
have, nor do they deserve, either one.
    -- President Thomas Jefferson.    1743-1826

A little rebellion now is a good thing.
    -- President Thomas Jefferson.    1743-1826

He who has lost freedom has nothing left to lose.
    -- Unknown.

Moderation in the protection of liberty is no virtue; extremism in the
defense of freedom is no vice.
    -- Senator Barry Goldwater.    1909-1998

Don't be a fool and die for your country. Make the other fool die for
his country.
    -- General George S. Patton.    1885-1945

Patriotism is a virtue of the vicious.
    -- Oscar Wilde.    1854-1900

Freedom is just another word for "nothing to lose."
    -- Kris Kristofferson.    1936-

The only future peace has to offer is war.
    -- Unknown.

Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
    -- Mark Twain.    1835-1910

Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to
do what we ought.
    -- Pope John Paul II.    1920-

Assassination: The extreme form of censorship.
    -- George Bernard Shaw .    1856-1950

Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
    -- George Bernard Shaw .    1856-1950

The Tree of Liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood
of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.
    -- President Thomas Jefferson.    1743-1826

It is harder to preserve than to obtain liberty.
    -- Vice President John C. Calhoun.    1782-1850

If a nation expects to be both ignorant and free, it expects what
never was and never will be.
    -- President Thomas Jefferson.    1743-1826

Those who expect to reap the blessing of freedom must, like men,
undergo the fatigue of supporting it.
    -- Thomas Paine.    1737-1809

There is no greater power in the universe than the need for
freedom. Against that power, governments and tyrants and armies cannot
    -- "Babylon 5"

I anticipate the Day when to command Respect in the remotest Regions
it will be sufficient to say I am an American.
    -- Benjamin Rush (1745-1813), 1800.