The best quotes on Liberty and Freedom
History has produced a lot of great men and women who’ve said and done amazing and heroic things to call out the great oppressors of the world. These heroes fight daily against those who mean to take away our rights and liberties. Many of these people made it their life’s work to fight for humanity not to be bullied. Not for them, mind you. For the greater good of all of of us.
I like quotes because they tend to inspire me. They remind me that a guy, just like me was so committed to a cause, he spent every moment of his life fighting for it and even died for it. I think about that and think damn ... I need to get off of my butt and fight harder for what I believe in. What about you?
Remember as you’re reading through these quotes that they are a reminder to use your rights or they will be taken away one by one, piece by piece. Not just your 2nd Amendment right, but all of them. From time to time, we need to go back and read the Constitution of the United States of America and the Bill of Rights to remind us of what we have so they aren’t taken away because we forgot about them.
This is a good time to refer back to our previous article: The importance of a well Regulated Militia
“Love your country, but never trust its government.” ― Robert A. Heinlein.
― Edmund Burke
“Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others?” ― Thomas Jefferson, in his 1801 inaugural address
“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” ― Benjamin Franklin, Memoirs of the life & writings of Benjamin Franklin
“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” ― George Orwell
― Henry David Thoreau
“People have only as much liberty as they have the intelligence to want and the courage to take.” ― Emma Goldman
― Thomas Paine
“Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
“If you truly want to be respected by people you love, you must prove to them that you can survive without them.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson
“A right delayed is a right denied.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.
― Ted Nugent
“All you need for happiness is a good gun, a good horse, and a good wife.” ― Daniel Boone
― George Washington
"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms." ― Thomas Jefferson
― Thomas Jefferson
"God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it." ― Daniel Webster
“A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined; to which end a uniform and well-digested plan is requisite; and their safety and interest require that they should promote such manufactories as tend to render them independent of others for essential, particularly military, supplies.” ― George Washington
“The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes, but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda, they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles.” ― Jeff Cooper, Art of the Rifle
― Ted Nugent
“An armed society is a polite society.” ― Robert Heinlein
“If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.” ― Dalai Lama XIV
“No Kingdom can be secured otherwise than by arming the people. The possession of arms is the distinction between a freeman and a slave.” ― James Burgh
― Noah Webster
“The ultimate authority resides in the people alone.” ― James Madison
Do you have any quotes that inspire you or remind you about your rights and freedoms?
About The Author
Trevor Dobrygoski has been a freelance copywriter since 2009. He has written about many different topics over the years. His 9-5 is outfitting police and other public safety vehicles with all of the equipment the law enforcement and other first responders need to save lives. When not working and writing, he is coaching, refereeing and playing soccer.