A liberal is a man or a woman or a child who looks forward to a better day, a more tranquil night, and a bright, infinite future.

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

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

Once fully enslaved, no nation, state, city of this earth, ever afterward resumes its liberty.

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.