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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, 1759

The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding. 
-- Louis D Brandeis

Many politicians are in the habit of laying it down as a self-evident proposition that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom.  The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim. 
-- Thomas Macaulay

My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular. 
-- Adlai Stevenson, speech

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The selection of the above quotes and the writing of the accompanying notes was performed by the author David Paul Wagner.

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