Sunday, January 1, 2012

Liberty Quotes

"If vice and corruption prevail, liberty cannot subsist; but if virtue have the advantage, arbitrary power cannot be established." -- Algernon Sidney (1622-1683) English statesman, writer, Whig leader

"Liberty is given by nature even to mute animals. [Lat., Liberatem natura etiam mutis animalibus datam.]" -- Cornelius Tacitus (55-117 A.D.) Source: Annales (IV, 17)

"Liberty, like chastity, once lost, can never be regained in its original purity." -- Henry Wheeler Shaw (1818-1885) American humorist and lecturer

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