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“The eagle has no liberty; he only has loneliness.”
– “The Free Man,” A Miscellany of Men

“The only object of liberty is life.”
– “Belfast and the Religious Problem,” Irish Impressions

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“Liberty is the very last idea that seems to occur to anybody, in considering any political or social proposal. It is only necessary for anybody for any reason to allege any evidence of any evil in any human practice, for people instantly to suggest that the practice should be suppressed by the police.”
– Illustrated London News, June 5, 1920

“Every sane man recognises that unlimited liberty is anarchy, or rather is nonentity. The civic idea of liberty is to give the citizen a province of liberty; a limitation within which a citizen is a king.”
– “The Story of the Family,” The Superstition of Divorce

“Religious unity can look like a carnival and religious liberty can look like a funeral.”
– Illustrated London News, Dec. 28, 1929

“Without authority there is no liberty. Freedom is doomed to destruction at every turn, unless there is a recognized right to freedom. And if there are rights, there is an authority to which we appeal for them.”
– G.K.’s Weekly, April 28, 1928

“The man of the true religious tradition understands two things: liberty and obedience. The first means knowing what you really want. The second means knowing what you really trust.”
– G.K.’s Weekly, Aug. 18, 1928