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Antonio de Mendoza Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Antonio de Mendoza.

Liberty means responsibility.
That's why most men dread it.
- Antonio de Mendoza

I made a habit always to hear the Indians;
and although they very often lie to me,
I do not show them any displeasure for it,
for I do not believe them and I do not decide anything
until I have found out the truth.
- Antonio de Mendoza

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

Those who won our independence...
valued liberty as an end and as a means.
They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness
and courage to be the secret of liberty.
- Louis D. Brandeis

 

They who can give up essential liberty
to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety.
- Benjamin Franklin

He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that.
- John Stuart Mill, On Liberty (1859)

Fourscore and seven years ago
our fathers brought forth on this continent,
a new nation, conceived in Liberty,
and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
- Abraham Lincoln

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Timid men prefer the calm of despotism
to the tempestuous sea of liberty.
- Thomas Jefferson

Seek freedom and become captive of your desires.
Seek discipline and find your liberty.
- Frank Herbert

In every country and every age,
the priest had been hostile to Liberty.
- Thomas Jefferson

Equality is the soul of liberty; there is,
in fact, no liberty without it.
- Frances Wright

Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.
- Khalil Gibran

I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice!
And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
- Barry Goldwater

Educate and inform the whole mass of the people ...
They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
- Thomas Jefferson

Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.
- Edward Everett

Whether in chains or in laurels, liberty knows nothing but victories.
- Douglas MacArthur

I would rather be exposed to
the inconveniences attending too much liberty
than those attending too small a degree of it.
- Thomas Jefferson

If liberty and equality, as is thought by some,
are chiefly to be found in democracy,
they will be best attained when all persons alike share
in government to the utmost.
- Aristotle

The slavery of fear had made men afraid to think.
But such is the irresistible nature of truth,
that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing.
- Thomas Paine, Rights of Man, 1791

When the people fear their government, there is tyranny;
when the government fears the people, there is liberty.
- Thomas Jefferson

Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty.
The obedient must be slaves.
- Henry David Thoreau

Toleration and liberty are the foundations of a great republic.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

I must study politics and war that my sons may have
liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
- John Adams

We are not to expect to be translated from
despotism to liberty in a featherbed.
- Thomas Jefferson

It is difficult to discern a serious threat to religious
liberty from a room of silent,
thoughtful schoolchildren.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave.
- Thomas Jefferson

I am an aristocrat.
I love liberty; I hate equality.
- John Randolph

The god who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time:
the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them.
- Thomas Jefferson

Peace is liberty in tranquillity.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

The tree of liberty needs to be watered from time to
time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
- Lyn Nofziger

It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself,
to resist invasions of it in the case of others:
or their case may, by change of circumstances, become his own.
- Thomas Jefferson

True justice is not a matter of courts and law books,
but of a commitment in each of us to liberty and mutual respect.
- Jimmy Carter

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time
with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
- Thomas Jefferson

In necessary things, unity; in doubtful things,
liberty; in all things, charity.
- Anne Baxter

True liberty consists only in the power of doing what we ought to will,
and in not being constrained to do what we ought not to will.
- Jonathan Edwards

The hate of men will pass, and dictators die,
and the power they took from the people will return to the people.
And so long as men die, liberty will never perish.
- Charlie Chaplin

The history of liberty has largely been the history
of the observance of procedural safeguards.
- Felix Frankfurter

I want children, but at the moment the liberty I have now finally,
has a far too high value.
- Gabriela Sabatini

The crime problem in New York is getting really serious.
The other day the Statue of Liberty had both hands up.
- Jay Leno

The generation which lived through the Second World War is disappearing.
Post-war generations see Europe's great achievements -
liberty,
peace and prosperity - as a given.
- Jan Peter Balkenende

The liberty of the Press is the Palladium of all the civil,
political and religious rights of an Englishman.
- Junius

Humanity has won its battle.
Liberty now has a country.
- Marquis de Lafayette

There can be no liberty without the law.
- Cecil B. DeMille

Atlas was permitted the opinion that he was at liberty,
if he wished, to drop the Earth and creep away;
but this opinion was all that he was permitted.
- Franz Kafka

Not observation of a duty but liberty itself is the
pledge that assures fidelity.
- Ellen Key

Of all the enemies of public liberty,
war is perhaps the most to be dreaded,
because it comprises and develops the germ of every other.
- James Madison

We need international support so that our people live a life of normality,
of dignity, of liberty and freedom.
I hope that our cry for freedom may be heard.
- Mahmoud Abbas

The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away,
for expedience, and by parts.
- Edmund Burke

Most people want security in this world,
not liberty.
- H. L. Mencken

A mind at liberty to reflect on its own observations,
if it produce nothing useful to the world,
seldom fails of entertainment to itself.
- George Berkeley

Do people really want liberty, equality,
fraternity? Is it not some manner of speaking?
- Krzysztof Kieslowski

I believe in the transformational power of liberty.
I believe that the free Iraq is in this nation's interests.
I believe a free Afghanistan is in this nation's interest.
- George W. Bush

The first step toward liberty is to miss liberty;
the second,
to seek it; the third, to find it.
- Leopold Zunz

Enslave the liberty of but one human being and the
liberties of the world are put in peril.
- William Lloyd Garrison

Therefore, if God existed, only in one way could he serve human liberty -
by ceasing to exist.
- Mikhail Bakunin

Liberty consists in the power of doing that which is permitted by the law.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

The American patriots of today continue the tradition
of the long line of patriots before them,
by helping to promote liberty and freedom around the world.
- John Linder

Corruption, the most infallible symptom of constitutional liberty.
- Edward Gibbon

A sincere and steadfast co-operation in promoting such
a reconstruction of our political system as would provide
for the permanent liberty and happiness of the United States.
- James Madison

I do believe very much in the idea of unexpected or "convulsive" beauty -
beauty in the service of liberty.
- Jeff Vandermeer

Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable.
- Daniel Webster

What shall befall me in the pursuance of this work,
I refer to the disposal of Almighty God,
whose glory is dearer to me, not only than my liberty,
but than my life.
- John Biddle

With the blessings of liberty, we have responsibilities to defend it.
- Michael Reagan

The right of nature...
is the liberty each man hath to use his own power,
as he will himself, for the preservation of his own nature;
that is to say,
of his own life.
- Thomas Hobbes

The law, which restrains a man from doing mischief to his fellow citizens,
though it diminishes the natural, increases the civil liberty of mankind.
- William Blackstone

I would rather not be a king than to forfeit my liberty.
- Phaedrus

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

Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance;
they are the peoples' liberty's teeth.
- George Washington

In our pledge every day, we pledge one Nation under
God with liberty and justice for all.
- Patrick J. Kennedy

The soul of a journey is liberty, perfect liberty,
to think, feel, do just as one pleases.
- William Hazlitt


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