Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.


Liberty is a slow fruit.
Emerson.—The Emancipation Proclamation.

The sun of liberty is set; you must light up the candle of industry and economy.
Benjamin Franklin.—In Correspondence.

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Benjamin Franklin.—Historical Review of Pennsylvania.

Liberty is no negation. It is a substantive, tangible reality.
James A. Garfield.—House of Representatives, Jan. 13, 1865.

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.

Thee God who gave us life gave us liberty at the same time.
Thomas Jefferson.—Summary View of the Rights of British America.