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A few hours of mountain climbing turn a villain and a saint into two rather equal creature. Exhaustion is the shortest way to equality and fraternity, and liberty is added eventually by sleep.
-- Friedrich Nietzsche
A person who still remembered that their ancestors had been the masters of the world would have applauded, with conscious pride, the representation of ancient freedom, if they had not long since been accustomed to prefer the solid assurance of bread to the unsubstantial visions of liberty and greatness.
-- Edward Gibbon
Be such is the irresistable nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing.
-- Thomas Paine
Conquering any difficulty always gives one a secret joy, for it means pushing back a boundary-line and adding to one's liberty.
-- Henri Frederic Amiel
Freedom is not the right to do as you please, but the liberty to do as you ought.
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.
-- John Adams
In essentials, unity; in nonessentials, liberty; in all things, charity.
Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.
-- Frank Herbert
The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's throat, for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty.
-- Abraham Lincoln
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