Security And Freedom Quotes by C. S. Lewis, Mark Twain, Patrick Henry, Daniel Webster, Dick Cheney, Penn Jillette and many others.
Those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.
Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!
There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters
It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you.
Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.
Everyone’s goals are the same with very small differences. I mean, the goal of a socialist and the goal of a libertarian are exactly the same. The goals are happiness and security and freedom, and you balance those.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.
Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.
It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies.
Besides my religious commitment, the greatest single factor that has enabled me to pursue my business and political objectives has been the security and freedom of my home.
Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen!
Every ambitious would-be empire, clarions it abroad that she is conquering the world to bring it peace, security and freedom, and it is sacrificing her sons only for the most noble and humanitarian purposes. That is a lie; and it is an ancient lie, yet generations still rise and believe it.
They that can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
We forget how the Greeks and Romans prevailed magnificently in a barbaric world and how that triumph ended-how a slackness and softness finally overcame them to their ruin. In the end, more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security and a comfortable life; and they lost all-comfort and security and freedom.
You’ve just got to do what you think is right, and just make the decisions based upon noble causes. And a noble cause is peace and security and freedom.
Experience teaches us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government’s purposes are beneficent.