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It is indeed difficult to imagine how men who have entirely renounced the habit of managing their own affairs could be successful in choosing those who ought to lead them. It is impossible to believe that a liberal, energetic, and wise government can ever emerge from the ballots of a nation of servants.


Alexis de Tocqueville


#imagination

Human beings are no longer born to their place in life, and chained down by an inexorable bond to the place they are born to, but are free to employ their faculties, and such favourable chances as offer, to achieve the lot which may appear to them most desirable.


John Stuart Mill


#independence #liberation #liberty #women #freedom

We are the offspring of history, and must establish our own paths in this most diverse and interesting of conceivable universes—one indifferent to our suffering, and therefore offering us maximum freedom to thrive, or to fail, in our own chosen way.


Stephen Jay Gould


#diversity #freedom #history #liberty #suffering

The strength of the Constitution lies entirely in the determination of each citizen to defend it. Only if every single citizen feels duty bound to do his share in this defense are the constitutional rights secure.


Albert Einstein


#democracy #freedom #liberty #freedom

When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty and there is nothing to fear from them then he is always stirring up some wary or other in order that the people may require a leader.


Plato


#history #liberty #politics #freedom

No Statue of Liberty ever greeted our arrival in this country...we did not, in fact, come to the United States at all. The United States came to us.


Luis Valdez


#freedom #history #liberty #native-american #society

Government leaders are amazing. So often it seems they are the last to know what the people want.


Aung San Suu Kyi


#democracy #fearless #freedom #liberty #freedom

Every election is determined by the people who show up.


Larry J. Sabato


#democracy-fascism #democracy-freedom #democracy-voting #democrats #elections

The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty.


James Madison


#diffusion #guardian #knowledge #liberty #only

As liberty and intelligence have increased the people have more and more revolted against the theological dogmas that contradict common sense and wound the tenderest sensibilities of the soul.


Catharine Beecher


#common #common sense #contradict #dogmas #increased






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