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Wisdom from Polonius


Thomas Jefferson

"Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual."


John Adams

"The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty."


Louis D. Brandeis

"Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government's purposes are beneficent.  Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers.  The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding."


Benjamin Franklin

"Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."




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