Liberty is liberty, not equality or fairness or justice or human happiness or a quiet conscience.
1958 Two Concepts of Liberty, note.
The desire not to be impinged upon, to be left to oneself, has been the markof high civilisation both on the part of individuals and communities.Sir Isaiah Berlin
Mancannot livewithout seeking todescribeand explain the universe.Sir Isaiah Berlin
No perfect solution is, not merely in practice, but in principle, possible in human affairs, and any determined attempt to produce it is likely to lead to suffering, disillusionment and failure.Sir Isaiah Berlin
Pluralismthat is, the conception that there are many different ends that men may seek and still be fully rational, fully men, capable of understanding each other and sympathising and deriving light from each other.Sir Isaiah Berlin