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1. "The same liberty that protects me also protects members of the Mafia."
Author: Barbara Amiel
2. "Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech."
Author: Benjamin Franklin
3. "How I longed to see these things; how I longed to see the Liberty Bell and walk on the streets where Thomas Jefferson, Tom Paine and Benjamin Franklin had walked."
Author: Burl Ives
4. "When Arthur Schlesinger Sr. pioneered the 'presidential greatness poll' in 1948, the top five were Lincoln, Washington, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and Jefferson. Only Wilson appears to be seriously fading, probably because his support for the World War I-era Sedition Act now seems outrageous; in this analogy, Woodrow is like the Doors and the Sedition Act is Oliver Stone."
Author: Chuck Klosterman
5. "Today's multiracial Americans are at greater liberty to choose how they'd like to be seen, and under less pressure to pass for white."
Author: Eric Liu
6. "The purest expression of the doctrine of Liberalism was probably that of Benjamin Constant."
Author: Francis Parker Yockey
7. "I have had much experience with the unclean and uncivilized in the recent past. Shall I tell you what I discovered? I am not the state of my feet. I am not the dirt on my hands or the hygiene of my private parts. If I were these things, I would not have been at liberty to pray at any time since my arrest. But I did pray, because I am not these things. In the end, I am not even myself. I am a string of bones speaking the word God."
Author: G. Willow Wilson
8. "The old restriction meant that only the orthodox were allowed to discuss religion. Modern liberty means that nobody is allowed to discuss it. Good taste, the last and vilest of human superstitions, has succeeded in silencing us where all the rest have failed."
Author: G.K. Chesterton
9. "Our common liberty is consecrated by a common sorrow."
Author: George William Curtis
10. "Now-a-days, men wear a fool's cap, and call it a liberty cap."
Author: Henry David Thoreau
11. "What fools are we, to be besotted with the love of our own trouble, and to hate our liberty and rest!"
Author: Joseph Hall
12. "If one is going to err, one should err on the side of liberty and freedom."
Author: Kofi Annan
13. "(Brin) 'How good is your lawyer, on a scale of Atticus Finch to Franklin and Bash?"
Author: Lisa Henry
14. "The idea of God implies the abdication of human reason and justice; it is the most decisive negation of human liberty and necessarily ends in the enslavement of mankind both in theory and practice."
Author: Mikhail Bakunin
15. "The criminal excesses of unlimited capitalistic liberty had soon been checked thanks to the unlimited liberty of the press."
Author: Salvador De Madariaga
16. "It appears first, that liberty is a natural, and government an adventitious right, because all men were originally free."
Author: Thomas Clarkson
17. "But such people (Moderate Conservatives) aren't liberal. What they are is corporate. Their habits and opinions owe far more to the standards of courtesy and taste that prevail within the white-collar world than they do to Franklin Roosevelt and the United Mine Workers. We live in a time, after all, when hard-nosed bosses compose awestruck disquisitions on the nature of 'change,' punk rockers dispense leadership secrets, shallow profundities about authenticity sell luxury cars, tech billionaires build rock'n'roll musuems, management theorists ponder the nature of coolness, and a former lyricist fro the Grateful Dead hail the dawn of New Economy capitalism from the heights of Davos. Coversvatives may not understand why, but business culture had melded with counterculture for reasons having a great deal to do with business culture's usual priority - profit."
Author: Thomas Frank
18. "The merciful precepts of Christ will at last suffuse the Code and it will glow with their radiance. Crime will be considered an illness with its own doctors to replace your judges and its hospitals to replace your prisons. Liberty shall be equated with health. Ointments and oil shall be applied to limbs that were once shackled and branded. Infirmities that once were scourged with anger shall now be bathed with love. The cross in place of the gallows: sublime and yet so simple."
Author: Victor Hugo
19. "..we have become wealthy, and wealth is the prelude to art. In every country where centuries of physical effort have accumulated the means for luxury and leisure, culture has followed as naturally as vegetation grows in a rich and watered soil. To have become wealthy was the first necessity; a people too must live before it can philosophize. No doubt we have grown faster than nations usually have grown; and the disorder of our souls is due to the rapidity of our development. We are like youths disturbed and unbalanced, for a time, by the sudden growth and experiences of puberty. But soon our maturity will come; our minds will catch up with our bodies, our culture with our possessions. Perhaps there are greater souls than Shakespeare's, and greater minds than Plato's, waiting to be born. When we have learned to reverence liberty as well as wealth, we too shall have our Renaissance."
Author: Will Durant
20. "Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and thegospel of envy."—Winston Churchill, PERTH, 28 MAY 1948"The choice is between two ways of life: between individual liberty andState domination; between concentration of ownership in the hands of theState and the extension of ownership over the widest number of individuals;between the dead hand of monopoly and the stimulus of competition;between a policy of increasing restraint and a policy of liberating energyand ingenuity; between a policy of levelling down and a policy of opportunityfor all to rise upwards from a basic standard.—Winston Churchill, WOLVERHAMPTON, 23 JULY 1949"
Author: Winston Churchill

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PaganAt homein the countrysideI make the decisionto leave your book--overdue at the library--face up, 'promiscuous'out in the sun.Pagan.I laugh to seethis was our religionall along.Hiddeneven from ourselvestaughtearlynot to touchthe earth.Years of white glovesstraight seamed hose.'Being good girls.'Scripture like chains.Dogma like flies.Smiles like locksand lies."
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