The greatest men, you can quote for everything.
Liberty is the prevention of control by others.
Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
History provides neither compensation for suffering nor penalties for wrong.
Save for the wild force of Nature, nothing moves in this world that is not Greek in its origin.
If the past has been an obstacle and a burden, knowledge of the past is the safest and the surest emancipation.
By liberty I mean the assurance that every man shall be protected in doing what he believes is his duty against the influence of authority and majorities, custom and opinion.
By a series of violent shocks, the nations in succession have struggled to shake off the Past, to reverse the action of Time and the verdict of success, and to rescue the world from the reign of the dead.
Liberty is the condition of duty, the guardian of conscience. It grows as conscience grows. The domains of both grow together. Liberty is safety from all hindrances, even sin. So that Liberty ends by being Free Will.
Far from being the product of a democratic revolution and of an opposition to English institutions, the constitution of the United States was the result of a powerful reaction against democracy, and in favor of the traditions of the mother country.