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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Liberty
 
Liberty is a slow fruit.
        Emerson.—The Emancipation Proclamation.
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The sun of liberty is set; you must light up the candle of industry and economy.
        Benjamin Franklin.—In Correspondence.
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They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
        Benjamin Franklin.—Historical Review of Pennsylvania.
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Liberty is no negation. It is a substantive, tangible reality.
        James A. Garfield.—House of Representatives, Jan. 13, 1865.
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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.—Speech, March, 1775.
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Thee God who gave us life gave us liberty at the same time.
        Thomas Jefferson.—Summary View of the Rights of British America.
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