Friday, April 18, 2014

Liberty Quotes - Voltaire, Henry Steele Commager, Sir John Fortescue

"It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong."
-- Voltaire
[Fran├žois Marie Arouet] (1694-1778)
http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/Voltaire.Quote.4118


"Men in authority will always think that
criticism of their policies is dangerous.
They will always equate their policies
with patriotism, and find criticism subversive."
-- Henry Steele Commager
(1902-1998) Historian and author
Source: Freedom and Order, 1966
http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/Henry.Commager.Quote.38DB


"I should, indeed, prefer twenty men to escape death through mercy,
than one innocent to be condemned unjustly."
-- Sir John Fortescue
(c.1394-1476) English Jurist
Source: De laudibus legum Angliae [In praise of English law], (c.1470)
http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/John.Fortescue.Quote.3FF3


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