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The Spirit of Liberty - The Watch-Word for Baptists
Baptist Standard, Dallas, Texas.

     "Liberty is the result of law - not, as many suppose, of the absence of law." - Joseph Alden.

     "The spirit of liberty is not, as multitudes imagine, a jealousy of our particular rights, but a respect for the rights of others." - Channing.

     "There are two freedoms - the false, where one is free to do what he likes, and the true, where he is free to do what he ought." - Charles Kingsley.

     "The only liberty that is valuable is a liberty connected with order; that not only exists with order and virtue, but which cannot exist at all without them." - Edmund Burke.

     "There is no liberty to men in whom ignorance predominates over knowledge; there is no liberty to men who know not how to govern themselves." - H. W. Beecher.

     "Political or civil liberty is no other than natural liberty, so far restrained as is necessary

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and expedient for the general advantage of the public." - Blackstone.

     "No free government or the blessing of liberty can be preserved to any people but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality and virtue, and by a frequent recurrence to fundamental principles." - Patrick Henry.

     "Liberty limited by law is the formula of civilization." - J. B. Gambrell.


[From The Baptist Message, SSB SBC, 1911, pp. 9-10. This book was provided by Steve Lecrone, Burton, OH. Scanned and formatted by Jim Duvall.]

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