Monday, February 4, 2008

Liberty & Security

"Those willing to give up a little liberty for a little security deserve neither."
Benjamin Franklin

"He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself."
Thomas Paine

"The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedients, and by parts."
Edmund Burke

"It is futile to speak of liberty as long as economic slavery exists."
Peter Kropotkin

"I would rather be exposed to the inconvencies attending too much liberty than those attending a too small degree of it."
Thomas Jefferson

"The liberty of the individual is no gift of civilization. It was greatest before there was any civilization."
Sigmund Freud

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