Security And Liberty Quotes

Security And Liberty Quotes by James Madison, Thomas Paine, Douglas MacArthur, Samuel Adams, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Benjamin Franklin and many others.

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
James Madison
The greatest tyrannies are always perpetuated in the name of the noblest causes.
Thomas Paine
Always there has been some terrible evil at home or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it.
Douglas MacArthur
Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen!
Samuel Adams
Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can complel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Those Who Sacrifice Liberty For Security Deserve Neither.
Benjamin Franklin
Democracies have been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their death.
James Madison
Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!
Patrick Henry
Safety from external danger is the most powerful director of national conduct. To be more safe, [nations] at length become willing to run the risk of being less free.
Alexander Hamilton
I would argue that security and liberty, security and privacy are not actually opposing. The only place those can be oppositional is in the realm of rhetoric but not fact.
Edward Snowden
The right to freedom being the gift of God, it is not in the power of man to alienate this gift and voluntarily become a slave.
Samuel Adams
[In the event of war, Americans would] resort for repose and security to institutions which have a tendency to destroy their civil and political rights. To be more safe they, at length, become willing to run the risk of being less free.
Alexander Hamilton
Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear – kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor – with the cry of grave national emergency.
Douglas MacArthur
The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.
Edmund Burke
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Benjamin Franklin
Americans want to defeat terrorism and they want the basic character of this country to survive and prosper. They want both security and liberty, and unless we give them both, and we can if we try, we have failed.
Russ Feingold
Most people want security in this world, not liberty.
H. L. Mencken