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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Liberty
 
A bean in liberty is better than a comfit in prison.  1
A day, an hour of virtuous liberty,
Is worth a whole eternity in bondage.  Addison.
  2
A libertine’s life is not a life of liberty.  3
A wilderness is rich with liberty.  Wordsworth.  4
All men love liberty and seem bent on destroying her.  Voltaire.  5
Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.  6
For liberty, glorious liberty, who’d fear to die.  7
For liberty or glorious death,
We gladly yield our latest breath.
  8
Give me again my hollow tree,
My crust of bread and liberty.  (The fable of the country and city mouse.)
  9
Lean liberty is better than fat slavery.  10
Liberty and union now and forever one and inseparable.  11
Liberty is from God; liberties from the devil.  German.  12
Liberty is given by nature even to mute animals.  Tacitus.  13
Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty as well as by the abuse of power.  Madison in the Federalist.  14
Liberty with laws and government without oppression.  15
Oh, liberty, what crimes are committed in thy name!  Madame Roland.  16
Poor and liberty is better than a full craw and chain upon the neck.  German.  17
Reason and virtue alone can bestow liberty.  Shaftesbury.  18
That comes with honor is true liberty.  Massinger.  19
The people never give up their liberty but under some delusion.  Burke.  20
The tree of liberty only grows when watered by the blood of tyrants.  Barère.  21
’Tis liberty that every one loves.  22
 
 
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