Equality is the soul of liberty; there is, in fact, no liberty without it.
Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.
In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
Four score 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.
Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it.
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.
Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.
Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it.
All mankind... being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions.
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.
Naturally the common people don't want war. . . but after all it is the leaders of a country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along. . .
The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.
By nature all men are equal in liberty, but not in other endowments.
On Monday mornings I am dedicated to the proposition that all men are created jerks.
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.
Enslave the liberty of but one human being and the liberties of the world are put in peril.
The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders...tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.
Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed
I am certain, however, that nothing has done so much to destroy the juridical safeguards of individual freedom as the striving after this mirage of social justice.
Justice has always evoked ideas of Equality, of proportion of compensation. In short, Justice is another name of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity.
Indians today are governed by two different ideologies. Their political ideal set in the preamble of the Constitution affirms a life of liberty, equality and fraternity. Their social ideal embodied in their religion denies them.
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
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