All might be free if they valued freedom, and defended it as they should.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.
Freedom is a responsibility
Life is a gift. Freedom is a responsibility.
Freedom is risky
Freedom is risky. Nature makes no promises.
Surrendering Constitutional rights
Americans find it intolerable that one constitutional right should have to be surrendered in order to assert another. America is the land of the free and home of the brave — we don’t need a Patriot Act, because we are already patriots. We know freedom means responsibility, but I am not sure Congress and its domestic enforcement agencies do. More often than not, new security measures enacted by the government have resulted in more violations of the citizenry than terrorists have ever done. The terrorists want us to be afraid — well, we are not afraid. Stop wasting dollars on this program — it is not good for America. To give up essential liberty for a little security provides neither. The right to be left alone from government intrusion is the beginning of all freedoms.
Where liberty dwells
Where liberty dwells, there is my country.
Freedom itself is the reward
The man who asks of freedom anything other than itself is born to be a slave.
No liberty without the sword and the purse
When did liberty ever exist when the sword and the purse were given up from the people? Unless a miracle shall interpose, no nation ever did, nor ever can retain its liberty after the loss of the sword and the purse.
Freedom is not a gift
Freedom is not a gift received from the State or leader, but a possession to be won every day by the effort of each and the union of all.
Liberty or servitude
If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.