Sunday, March 13, 2011

Quote of the day - truth in liberty

"Liberty is the only thing you cannot have unless you are willing to give it to others."

-William Allen White

I have nothing to add to the above quote, aside from nitpicking that liberty is not "given."


TotC said...

I believe you can give someone liberty. You can allow or give them the opportunity to be about themselves without interference from external regulations.

You can also give people examples of liberty by practicing it yourself.

Glenn B said...

When you free someone, who was not free, you give them liberty.

North said...

Glenn B: If you free someone, it is because you have liberty. Therefore you don't give them liberty, you share yours.

Mike W. said...

I guess my point, which I made poorly, was that liberty is an inalienable, inherent condition and thus cannot be "given"