Liberty is not the power of doing what we like, but the right to do what we ought.

So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.

A Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.

“I must study Politics and War that my sons may have liberty to study Mathematics and Philosophy.”

Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end.

The shallow consider liberty a release from all law, from every constraint. The wise man sees in it, on the contrary, the potent law of laws.

But such is the irresistible nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing.

Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.

If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

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

But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils.