Freedom Quotes

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We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
Angela Davis

A few weeks will probably determine our fate. Perfect freedom, or Absolute Slavery. To some of us freedom or a halter.
Abraham Clark

I know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America.
Tocqueville

No man is enitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.
Douglas Macarthur

The enemies of Freedom do not argue; they shout and they shoot (End of an Age)
William Ralph Inge

Your true traveller finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty - his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure.
Aldous Huxley

Writing is a form of personal freedom. It frees us from the mass identity we see all around us. In the end, writers will write not to be outlaw heroes of some underculture but mainly to save themselves, to survive as individuals.
Don DeLillo

I had crossed the line. I was free; but there was no one to welcome me to the land of freedom. I was a stranger in a strange land.
Harriet Tubman

As long as men are free to ask what they must, free to say what they think, free to think what they will, freedom can never be lost and science can never regress.
Marcel Proust

Any existence deprived of freedom is a kind of death.
Michel Aoun

Freedom is that instant between when someone tells you to do something and when you decide how to respond.
Jeffrey Borenstein

I can remember when Democrats believed that it was the duty of America to fight for freedom over tyranny.
Zell Miller

Man cannot be free if he does not know that he is subject to necessity, because his freedom is always won in his never wholly successful attempts to liberate himself from necessity.
Hannah Arendt

I believe there will ultimately be a clash between the oppressed and those doing the oppressing. I believe that there will be a clash between those who want freedom, justice and equality for everyone and those who want to continue the system of exploitation. I believe that there will be that kind of clash, but I dont think it will be based on the colour of the skinYou're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
Malcom X

What we have is two important values in conflict: freedom of speech and our desire for healthy campaigns in a healthy democracy.
Dick Gephardt

Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement.
Nelson Mandela

This story is about truth, beauty, freedom; but above all things, this story is about love
Moulin Rouge

Freedom: An occupied space which must be reoccupied every day.
John Ralston Saul

Private property was the original source of freedom. It still is its main ballpark.
Walter Lippmann

The idea that men are created free and equal is both true and misleading: men are created different; they lose their social freedom and their individual autonomy in seeking to become like each other.
David Riesman

English culture has always allowed room for the freedom to express, especially through fashion, and the punk era has remained a strong influence on British attitudes, art and music.
Shaun Leane

Freedom from effort in the present merely means that there has been effort stored up in the past.
Theodore Roosevelt

We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.
Ed Murrow

It is a strange fact that freedom and equality, the two basic ideas of democracy, are to some extent contradictory. Logically considered, freedom and equality are mutually exclusive, just as society and the individual are mutually exclusive.
Thomas Mann

Freedom means the opportunity to be what we never thought we would be.
Daniel Boorstin

A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.
Bob Dylan

His Holiness brings a wealth of experience to this exalted office. The United Nations and the Holy See share a strong commitment to peace, social justice, human dignity, religious freedom and mutual respect among the world's religions.
Kofi Annan

You are a slave, no liberty, no freedom, no democracy, no human rights [on Makelele]
Jose Mourinho

...Natural freedoms are but just: There's something generous in mere lust. (A Ramble in St James Park)
John Wilmot

War continues in Iraq. They're calling it Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Jay Leno

I believe all Americans who believe in freedom, tolerance and human rights have a responsibility to oppose bigotry and prejudice based on sexual orientation.
Coretta King

While the right to talk may be the beginning of freedom, the necessity of listening is what makes the right important
Walter J Lippmann

The obvious and unadulterated decline of freedom and constitutional sovereignty, not to mention the efforts to curb the power of judicial review, spoke for itself.
Ruth Ginsburg

This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Our freedom is but a light that breaks through from another world. (The Tram that Lost its Way)
Nikolai Gumilev

Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth; when perfect sincerity is expected, perfect freedom must be allowed; nor has anyone who is apt to be angry when he hears the truth any cause to wonder that he does not hear it.
Tacitus

Most men, after a little freedom, have preferred authority with the consoling assurances and the economy of effort which it brings
Walter J Lippmann

There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.
Nelson Mandela

The right to be let alone is indeed the beginning of all freedoms.
William O Douglas

If we admit our depression openly and freely, those around us get from it an experience of freedom rather than the depression itself.
Rollo May

A standard bearer for freedom, even civilisation [on pornography]
Salman Rushdie

Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.
Milton Friedman

My desire to curtail undue freedom of speech extends only to such public areas as restaurants, airports, streets, hotel lobbies, parks, and department stores. Verbal exchanges between consenting adults in private are as of little interest to me as they probably are to them.
Fran Lebowitz

He hath freedom whoso beareth clean and constant heart within
Quintus Ennius

The only way that has ever been discovered to have a lot of people co-operate together voluntarily is through the free market. And that's why it's so essential to preserving individual freedom.
Milton Friedman

They may take our lives but they'll never take our freedom.
Mel Gibson

Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.
Albert Camus

You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom.
Clarence Darrow

Schools should have the freedom to decide their own culture and ethos, determine their approach to discipline, own their land and buildings and decide their own admissions policy.
David Davis

The freedom to make a fortune on the stock exchange has been made to sound more alluring than freedom of speech.
John Mortimer



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