liberty:     freedom from arbitrary or despotic government or control.

The basis of a democratic state is liberty.  – Aristotle

Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.  – Benjamin Franklin

If you want to be free, there is but one way; it is to guarantee an equally full measure of liberty to all your neighbors. There is no other.  – Carl Shurz

Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.  – George Bernard Shaw

I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.  – Thomas Jefferson

Liberty without learning is always in peril; learning without liberty is always in vain. – John F. Kennedy