Quotation: "The natural progress of things is for the government to gain ground and for liberty to yield."
Variations: There are many variations of this quote, including (but not limited to):
Comments: This is a misquotation of Jefferson's statement, "The natural progress of things is for liberty to yeild,1 and government to gain ground."2
- Anna Berkes, 3/6/09; updated 11/20/15