Lent Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old lent quotes, lent sayings, and lent proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.     

John Adams

Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.     

Frank Herbert

Liberty is not the power of doing what we like, but the right to do what we ought.     

Lord Acton

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.     


Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life.     

Bob Marley

Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves     


If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.     


For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.     

Nelson Mandela

Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed-else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.     

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.     

Harry Emerson Fosdick

Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.     

George Bernard Shaw

While we are free to choose our actions, we are not free to choose the consequences of our actions.     

Stephen Covey

Liberty doesn't work as well in practice as it does in speeches.     

Will Rogers

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     

John Acton

Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.      

George Bernard Shaw

If liberty has any meaning it means freedom to improve.     

Philip Wylie

You're free. And freedom is beautiful. And, you know, it'll take time to restore chaos and order - order out of chaos. But we will.     

President George W. Bush Washington

Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.     

Khalil Gibran

Liberty consists in the freedom to do everything which injures no one else; hence the exercise of the natural rights of each man has no limits except those which assure to the other members of the society the enjoyment of the same rights.      

Gilbert Du Motier

Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you.     

Jean Paul Sartre

To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.     

Bertrand Russell

Every law is an infraction of liberty.     

Jeremy Bentham

Liberty is the right to do what the law permits.     

Baron de Montesquieu

People hardly ever make use of the freedom they have, for example, freedom of thought; instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.     

Soren Kierkegaard

Liberty a word without which all other words are vain.     

Robert G. Ingersoll

Liberty is worth paying for.     

Jules Verne

Once freedom lights its beacon in a man's heart, the gods are powerless against him     

Jean-Paul Sartre

For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.     

Samuel Johnson

There are three types of baseball players: Those who make it happen, those who watch it happen and those who wonder what happens.     

Tommy Lasorda

In the end, it's about the teaching, and what I always loved about coaching was the practices. Not the games, not the tournaments, not the alumni stuff. But teaching the players during practice was what coaching was all about to me.     

John Wooden