W.D. Cooper, "America Trampling on Oppression" (1789
Source: Library of Congress
Frontispiece to Thomas Hobbes, The Leviathan (1651)
by Abraham Bosse (1602-1676)
To help you begin exploring the range of different texts which are part of the CLT I have compiled a collection of "Quotations about Liberty and Power" at the Online Library of Liberty website, a new one of which is featured on the front page almost every week. I find a passage from one of the over 1,000 texts which are online to illustrate some issue regarding the nature of individual liberty or the threats to liberty by the exercise of government power. They are arranged both chronologically (by the date they first appeared on the OLL) and thematically.
A copy of the list of thematically arranged quotes are reproduced below. I hope you will find browsing them interesting and enlightening. [This list is complete as of 25 September, 2011 with 309 quotations].