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Historical Quotes About Liberty, Freedom and Dissent
"It behoves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of others; or their case may, by change of circumstances, become his own."
"Give me the liberty to know, to utter and to argue freely, according to conscience above all liberties. And though all the winds of doctrine were let loose to play upon the earth, so Truth be in the field we do injuriously by licensing and prohibiting, to misdoubt her strength. Let Her and falsehood grapple. Whoever knew Truth put to the worse in a free and open encounter? Her confuting is the best and surest suppressing. For who know not that Truth is strong next to the Almighty? She needs no policies, nor stratagems, nor licensing, to make Her victorious; those are the shifts and defenses that error uses against Her power; give Her but room, and do no bind Her when she sleeps."
"Let the farmer leave his husbandry, the mechanic his tools and pour forth your gallant population animated by the pure spirit of liberty. Be firm and collected. Be determined. Be United. Never trifle with your rights. Strive to strike corruption at its roots, to encourage a system calculated to promote peace and happiness, to secure as our inheritance the tranquil advantages of civil and religious freedom, general content and easy independence."
William Lyon Mckenzie
"Liberty of thought is the life of the soul."
Francois Marie Arouet de Voltaire
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